SCHOOL AND LIBRARY VISITS FOR CHILDREN
Presenting programs and engaging students in dialogue about the creative process is one of my favorite parts of being an author.
I offer two options:
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Engaging, relevant to our curriculum and FUN! Dana brought the audience on an interactive journey through the writing process that was informative and inspiring. She has such an easy way about her – completely accessible. She really knows how to connect with her audience and talk to kids. This was a super fantastic presentation!
Grade 3 Teacher, Whiting Lane Elementary School, West Hartford, CT
MAKING MEMORIES INTO STORIES
(K to Grade 2, 30 minutes long)
We will answer the often-asked question “Where does an author get ideas?” Using my book Sense of Play about a day between a brother who is blind and a sister who has sight (and based my own childhood), we will also explore our senses and the many ways to play.
WHO IS AN AUTHOR?
(Grades 2 to 5, 50 minutes long)
Focussing on the books I’ve written for the popular Who Was series, this program will lead students on a journey of discovery about gathering ideas, the writing process, turning facts into stories, an author’s life, and most importantly, their own unique stories to tell.
PRESENTATIONS FOR ADULT WRITERS, TEACHERS, OR LIBRARIANS
I am also available to speak at conferences geared to fellow authors refining their craft or to teachers and librarians who use my books in their classrooms or libraries.
Feel free to contact me.