School Visits & Speaking Engagements
I love to speak (virtually and in-person) to writers' groups and conferences, book con audiences, theatre groups, teachers and librarians, and junior high and high school students!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about fees and availability.
Possible topics for writers include:
-What Writers Can Learn from Actors
-Write Faster, Not Longer: Tips and Tricks for Boosting Your Daily World Count
-How to Use Physical Action Like a Playwright
-How to Craft Dialogue Like a Playwright
-Crafting Believable Young Adult Dialogue
-How to Plot the Perfect Murder (Mystery!)
-More Than a Place: Making Setting a Character in Your Story
-Writing Along the Edge: Adding Tension and Suspense to Your Writing
-A Peek Behind the Pages: The Truth About How Traditional Publishing Works (and Doesn't!)
-Legends and Lore: Weaving Local Myths and Magic into Your Supernatural Stories
-Darkness Falls: Why the World Has Always Loved (and Needed!) Dark, Creepy Stories
Possible topics for teachers and librarians include:
-Why Contemporary YA Deserves a Spot on Your Bookshelf
-Lighting the Darkness: Why Kids Need Dark Stories
-Engaging Your Literature or Creative Writing Students with Theatre Games
-It's No Mystery: Tapping Into the Allure of Young Adult Thrillers to Engage Teen Readers and Writers
Possible topics for junior high and high school students include:
-A Peak Behind the Pages: The Truth About Writing, Revising, and Publishing a Book
-The World Needs Your Voice: Why Artists are Important...and Why YOU Already Are One!
-Legends and Lore: Finding Inspiration in the Myths, Magic, Ghosts, and Superstitions of Your Own Hometown
-Using Drama Games and Exercises to Improve Your Writing
-Keeping it Real: A Process Workshop for Young Actors
-Building Character: Bringing Realistic Characters to Life on the Stage or on the Page
-Writers' Workshops or Small Group Intensives for Young Writers, Playwrights, Actors, or Directors
Have your own idea for a special workshop or event for your group? Email me at email@example.com to let me know what you have in mind!