For the Grown Ups
I love talking shop with writers and editors. I’ve been a keynote speaker, panelist, podcast guest, and online teacher. I’m available to speak in person or via Skype with writing groups and creative communities. Possible topics include:
Before You Begin: Simple Practices for Writing with Joy and Ease
How to Read Like a Writer
Book Mapping: A Revision Technique for Every Stage of the Writing Process
Finding Your Voice
Visualize Your Story: How to Use Instagram to Connect with Writers, Editors, and Readers
The Hire-Me Packet: How to Create Visually Engaging Sales Slides to Grow Your Business
Fill out the form below to let me know about your event and how I can be of service.
For the Kiddos
Read Like a Writer School Visits
Reading like a writer is a powerful skill for writers of all ages to develop. This hour-long presentation shows how young writers can read with purpose, ask questions, and use the literary techniques that inspire them in their own work. In this one-hour presentation I will:
share how reading like a writer inspires my work
use popular texts to show how kids can analyze plot, character, theme, word choice, and more
provide questions and prompts to encourage close reading at home
demonstrate how to make a writing notebook
Every child gets to assemble a mini notebook with stickers and prompts, so they can continue to read like a writer at home!
To learn about how you can bring Read Like a Writer to your community, use the form below to send me a note! I love meeting with kids of all ages, parents, teachers, and librarians, and I’m happy to adapt my presentation to fit the needs of your program.