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JoAnn Early Macken
Author Web site: www.joannmacken.com
Author Address: Shorewood, Wisconsin
Genres: picture books, poetry, realistic fiction, informational, nonfiction, biography
|Baby Says, "Moo!"||Waiting Out the Storm||Flip, Float, Fly:|
Seeds on the Move
|rhyming picture book|
|nonfiction picture book||rhyming picture book|
|illustrated by David Walker||illustrated by Susan Gaber||illustrated by Pam Paparone||illustrated by LeUyen Pham|
|Holiday House, 2008||Viking, 2004|
From Cats to Moo: Inspiration, Imagination, and PublicationThis presentation is suitable for small or large groups of all ages, including students, families, teachers, and community groups. It lasts about 30-45 minutes. I talk about the inspiration for each of my books, my writing process, poetry, and publishing. Participants are invited to ask questions.
What Makes a Poem a Poem?This interactive discussion is suitable for small or large groups, grade 2 and up. It lasts about 45 minutes. Participants discuss important components of poetry. The presentation includes examples of wonderful poems (many written by students in my poetry workshops), opportunities for students to contribute their own creative ideas, and time for questions and answers.
Write a Poem Step by StepThis popular writing workshop is intended for class-sized groups, grade 3 and up. It lasts from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Each participant writes a draft of a poem in five logical steps. The presentation includes examples of wonderful poems, many written by students in previous workshops, and time for writing and questions.
Write a Poem, Step by Step: A Simple, Logical, Effective Way to Write Poetry with Your Students (for teachers) First presented at the International Reading Association 54th Annual Convention, this 2-hour workshop gives teachers the tools to help students write their own poems. Each participant writes a draft of a poem using the simple, logical method I teach in my workshops. Then teachers learn how to help their students write their own poetry using the step-by-step method and other resources. Participants receive specific instructions for revising first drafts and suggestions for encouraging students and evaluating their work. They also learn how to customize a presentation for their own students that includes age-appropriate and subject-relevant examples of wonderful poems.
Audiences: PK to adult
Available Times: contact for availability
No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 20 minutes
In-Depth Visit Length: 30 minutes to 2 hours/presentation
In-Depth Visit Cost: 3 presentations/$250 or $100 each
Contact Information: E-mail JoAnn at email@example.com or through web site at www.joannmacken.com.
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Authors Guild
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