NOW THAT YOU KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT ME, I'D LOVE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I would be happy to visit your school, bookstore, library, or conference. We can share experiences about nonfiction, how to do interviews, making books, and of course, photography workshops
School and library programs center on nonfiction writing, research, interview techniques, and photography. I show students how to put a book together with dummies, and layouts. The interactive programs include: how to come up with an idea, where to find people to interview, the art of a good interview, transcribing tapes and putting a story together, committing another's voice to paper, matching art to text, writing and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting.
Younger grades read aloud and act out parts of books together.
There are lots of "HOW TOs" that bring about lively discussions. How to determine truth from fiction? How to write about others in the first person? How to work in distant lands when you do not speak the language? And the biggie: how to develop ETHICS - in work and in life?
In the end, I hope your students come away with the idea that "hard" is interesting, "process" is fun, and "rewrites" are rewarding adventures. I'm not kidding - it really is an adventure.
Your eyes become camera lenses in my new photography workshop program. We learn to look for lines and curves, colors and textures. There are close ups, medium and wide photos awaiting this interactive approach to the art of taking pictures.
There's so much more . . . .
I would be delighted to work with you to plan an author's visit that fits your curricula. Together, we can inspire future Brenda Stars.
The following year Liz and I returned to the MLK, along with authors Robie Harris and Fatima Shaik. Our mission: help students make a book. Students, teachers, and authors worked hard, laughed a lot, and had an absolutely fabulous time.
FAMILIES and other Hyperion Books for Children: Dina Sherman, 212/633-4420, email: email@example.com
BEAUTIFUL BALLERINA and ALL ABOARD: Scholastic, Lauren Felsenstein, 212/389-3772, email: lfelsenstein@Scholastic.com
NO CHOIRBOY: Henry Holt: Jennifer Abbots, 646/307-5282, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Sloan, 978/684-5005, email: email@example.com
You can email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org