Scheduling an author visit at your school or library is a great way to get your students excited about reading and writing.
Schedule an Author Visit at your school or library.
Lisa McClatchey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sneak Preview: Here's a link from a visit school visit in South Carolina
Presentation Topics include:
- Moon Over Manifest—The Story behind the Story
- Where Craft and Creativity Meet: Breathing life into the bones of a story
- Writing from Memory: How recollection informs and nourishes writing.
- Writing at Stop Lights: Finding the time and the courage to write in the midst of a busy life.
* LCD Projector for Power Point
* Tech person on hand to sync the projector with my power point
(I am not very computer savvy!)
* Box of chocolates for the author (just kidding)
Here are some ways to make your author visit a success:1. The most important thing is to prepare the students by having them
read or be familiar with the author's books. The more they feel a
connection with the author the more they will gain from the event.
2. Encourage the students to think up questions and write them down
ahead of time.
3. Let parents and the school community know about the author visit.
This is a great way to get parents involved and excited about what
their child is reading.
4. Many schools choose to sell the author's books on-site and schedule an
opportunity for the author to autograph books. This does provide a
nice opportunity for students to get up close and personal with the
author. But of course books should not have to be purchased in order
to get an autograph. The author can sign some pre-made bookmarks
that can be run off on the school copier.
For Local Book Sales: Arranging to have books available can be done
through: Watermark Books - (316)682-1181
Eighth Day Books - (316)683-9446
5. Consider having a drawing for a signed copy of the author's book.
The day is for the kids so make it fun!