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Presentations for Schools, Libraries & Writing Workshops:
Newman shares her excitement for writing and hopes to inspire readers and writers of all ages to share their vision of the world.
“Newman’s rapport and style puts kids at ease. They can see immediately this is an adult who sees a kid’s perspective.” –-Terry Minton, teacher, grade 6
Assemblies—Newman’s interactive question/answer style incorporates readings, skits and demonstrations to talk about the writing process, research, revision, publication and various curriculum concepts that mesh with her books. all ages::45 minutes
Small Group Read Aloud Fun—Lively interactive readings from Newman’s books include skits and demonstrations to get children involved. Throughout the reading, Newman shares fun production and illustration secrets. all ages::40 minutes
Close Encounters—The writing process comes alive during this question and answer session. Newman describes her research and revision practices, and the editorial process. grades 2 & up::35 minutes
The Inside Scoop—A peek into the writing lives of famous children’s authors taken directly from Newman’s interviews with over 100 talented authors and illustrators. all ages::30 minutes
Writers’ Workshops—Small groups of students join Newman for an in-depth look at writing, focusing on character, dialogue, setting or voice. grades 4 & up::45 minutes
Additional Programs—Lunch with the author::Book signings::Evening school programs with parents and students
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
Author Website: www.patriciamnewman.com
Author Blog: http://patricianewmanbooks.blogspot.com
Audiences: Elementary-middle school grades
Available Times: Times are flexible
Book Club Q and A: This is your chance to speak to Patricia for 20-30 minutes. Ask her questions about her books and find out what it's like to be a writer. Cost: $50
Virtual Assembly: Patricia's 45-60 minute assemblies incorporate humor and inspiration as she takes students on a journey to discover how she wrote, edited, revised, and published her books. Cost: $200 (discounts for additional back-to-back assemblies on the same day: $300 for two assemblies; $400 for three assemblies) :|: Group size: up to 125 students works best
Create memories and encourage reading! Patricia will send personalized autographed book plates to all students who pre-order her books. Your local bookseller can help you arrange advance sales.
Every school receives a package of bookmarks for participating students and a signed poster for participating teachers!
Prerequisites: A technical run-through of the presentation is recommended. Please prepare your students to ask Patricia questions about reading, writing, and her books.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliations: Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Regional Advisor
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