I enjoy spending time with students of all ages. My books are best for middle school through high school and I have
several options for presentations, or I’m happy to work with any curriculum you may be using. I prefer to visit in
person, but am happy to skype anywhere in the world. Speaking fees are negotiable depending on travel and school budget.
Title 1 schools are dear to my heart.
Creativity – Why We Shouldn’t Neglect Our Right Minds
Many school districts are removing art, music, and creative writing from their standard curriculums from kindergarten through high school. There is scientific evidence proving this will be detrimental to future generations, but the only way to stop this trend is to educate those who will listen and those who care, starting with the youngest of our citizens. This presentation can be altered to fit any amount of time or any audience.
Getting Creative with the Past – The Birth of Steampunk / Mixing Fact with Fiction
A great class for readers, writers, history buffs, or general populations. We’ll talk about fact checking, why it’s important and when you can bend the truth in your own writing. Plagiarism, finding reliable sources, and Wikipedia will also be discussed.
Plotting – How to Get Away with Everything
Class covering the seven basic plot structures with previews of other, less used plot possibilities. Best for a creative writing class of any age.
Conquering Writer’s Block – How to Finish What You’ve Started
A pep talk with examples and built in writing time. Best for a creative writing class or students interested in writing novels.
Is your school or class working on a specific theme or topic this year? I’m happy to incorporate that into my presentation. Jsut give me some advance notice and let’s work together.