“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein

Visits

One of the best things about being a children’s author is the opportunity to meet with readers and writers. I’m available for school and library visits, book fairs, book signings, and other events.

Let me know your goals for my visit, and I can tailor my presentation to meet your needs.  I’ve had experience speaking to both large and small groups of children and adults. As a former teacher, I’ve spent a lot of time in the classroom

 

SCHOOL VISITS

Presentations for Pre-K and Kindergarten last 30 minutes. For 1st through 5th, presentations are 45 minutes to 1 hour. Longer workshop sessions can be scheduled. My presentations are interactive and are most effective with groups of no more than 150 students, although I can accommodate larger groups if necessary. I love to have lunch with groups of students or teachers, and will be happy to sign books.

PRESENTATIONS

GROWING A BOOK, Grades K-5

Where do ideas come from? How does an idea become a story? How do stories become books? Using a power point presentation and student volunteers, this presentation demonstrates the process of book making, beginning with the author’s inspiration and writing process through publication.

USE YOUR IDEA MACHINE! Grades 4-5

Think you have nothing to write about? Think again. Learn how to  turn on your idea machine and organize those ideas into a story

THE BASICS: A WRITING WORKSHOP, Grades 3-5

In this small group writing experience, students use techniques including webbing, brainstorming, and mapping to create a main character, setting, and plot which can be used for future writing.

STORYTIME for groups of up to 15 , Pre-K – Grade 1

A Bear’s Year Storytime – A very fun story time is coming with the publication of A BEAR’S YEAR (10-27-15). This interactive experience will get kids moving through the seasons and into a “cave” for hibernation. They will create a spinning wheel to take home showing all the seasons. And of course, sing!

 

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Here’s a description of my story time on Cynsations:

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2013/09/bookstore-event-case-study-kathy-duval.html

RATES:

Full day visit, up to four presentations $750.00 + travel.

Half-day visit, up to two presentations $400.00 (available in Houston area only)

Email me about discounts available.

If your school has limited funds click here for ideas for funding author visits.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Member of AUTHORS WHO SKYPE WITH CLASSES AND BOOK CLUBS (For Free!)

Free 20-minute Q & A visits with classes or book clubs that have read my books.

SCHEDULE A VISIT!

kathy@kathyduval.com