JANET STEVENS would love to visit your SCHOOL, LIBRARY, CONFERENCE
I've given hundreds of talks around and world, I truly enjoy interacting with kids and teachers. Working with "my audience" inspires and teaches me. My desire is to stimulate writing, reading, art and creativity in general.
Getting kids excited about the visit is the best way to make it great! Read, read, read the books!, Preparation is very important. Anything goes--art, writing, drama, math, science, PE-- all subjects can be involved in the author visit preparation. Just rev them up to meet me and be to ready share what they've created!
- Three 45-60 minute multimedia presentation using Keynote. My goal is to encourage reading, writing, drawing, storytelling and creativity through my childhood experiences and the process of making books. I try to answer the question "Where do ideas come from?" Then I show how to take the idea and expand!
- The highlight of each presentation is an interactive drawing with the kids. They help me dress a book character and then leave with the challenge of creating a story for their character.
- Book signing
- What I Need for a visit
Let's meet on the web for a presentation, Q&A, drawing and studio tour for your class!
I also do joint visits with my sister, Susan Stevens Crummel. Her site has lots of useful ideas to help you get ready for the big day!