Author Visits


Author & Illustrator Visits

Are you a teacher or Librarian? Would you like to schedule an author visit? Please send us an e-mail, and we will be happy to set one up! Do you live out of state? Or perhaps out of the country?  That’s OK. We can schedule a Skype visit too!

Besides being a fun break from the classroom routine, an author or illustrator visit introduces students to the processes of writing, developing characters, and expressing one’s creativity. It gets readers excited about books, and it provides an opportunity to encourage young writers.

Schedule:

No two schools are the same. Therefore, each schedule and visit will be carefully crafted and planned to best visit fit your needs. Skype calls are available too. For pricing, questions, or to arrange a visit, please fill out the form.

Program Basics:

A visit can range between 30 - 60 minutes, depending on the needs of the class, or school assembly. An interactive visit of reading will captivate children. Afterward, we talk about the students’ favorite part and the things they learned. After which, I open it up to a question and answer and discuss the basics of writing and illustrating. Each visit concludes with a fun activity for the students that relate to the book shared.

Author Workshop:

This visit usually accompanies an already scheduled after school event such as a family night. Author workshop station(s) are set up with all of the necessary supplies for students to write and illustrate their own books. Each child is worked with personally on crafting their own unique story. Parent participation is encouraged and recommended. Children are encouraged to take their books home with them.

STEAM Workshop:

Similar to the author workshop, a STEAM workshop has additional stations where families can work together on fun educational projects. For example, learn about engineering and design through the construction of derby cars.  Explore the world of technology by learning how to construct an electrical circuit. Parent participation is encouraged and recommended. Families are allowed to take projects home with them to continue the fun learning and bonding experience.

Skype Workshops:

Not all districts and schools have the budget to afford an author visit. Children should be afforded this experience regardless of a school’s operating budget. Skype is the perfect opportunity. Book sales are offered in the same manner.

Book Sale & Signing:

Book ordering is easy if you start early—at least six to eight weeks before my visit to your school. This can be done through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, a local bookstore teamed with your school/district, or directly through me. Educators are offered a twenty percent discount when ordering directly through me.

 

Mr.Schmaedick, Principal

"The teachers sang Ms. Dutra’s praises all week. All I heard was how much the staff, students, and parents loved her visits. I had several teachers request for her to visit again. I hope she returns; she is welcome at my school anytime."
2018-08-07T21:24:56+00:00
"The teachers sang Ms. Dutra’s praises all week. All I heard was how much the staff, students, and parents loved her visits. I had several teachers request for her to visit again. I hope she returns; she is welcome at my school anytime."

Karen Balcunas, School Clerk

“Everyday I heard how much fun Ms. Dutra’s visit was. I had teachers asking for her to attend our Rosemary STEAM Night. I think her visit was a success.”
2018-08-07T21:41:12+00:00
“Everyday I heard how much fun Ms. Dutra’s visit was. I had teachers asking for her to attend our Rosemary STEAM Night. I think her visit was a success.”

Fany Arango, Community Liaison

“Carmela was such a sweetheart! Cannot wait to work with her again.”
2018-08-07T21:43:07+00:00
“Carmela was such a sweetheart! Cannot wait to work with her again.”

Ms. Valiani, first grade

“Having Ms. Dutra in the classroom was such an inspiration for my students! Not only was she patient and understanding, but she was very flexible and accommodating. She worked closely with each one of my students. After her visit, my students were encouraged to do more in the area of creative writing. They were so excited to start their next writing assignment in class. We need more visits like these! We need professionals to visit our students so they can see that they can grow up to be more than just a doctor, firefighter, or a policeman.”
2018-08-07T21:44:13+00:00
“Having Ms. Dutra in the classroom was such an inspiration for my students! Not only was she patient and understanding, but she was very flexible and accommodating. She worked closely with each one of my students. After her visit, my students were encouraged to do more in the area of creative writing. They were so excited to start their next writing assignment in class. We need more visits like these! We need professionals to visit our students so they can see that they can grow up to be more than just a doctor, firefighter, or a policeman.”




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