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We’ll even show you photos of the first clue that we’d become writers and speakers. We offer the following:

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Kindergarden to 1st Grade — COME READ WITH US

The presentation for this group focuses on interactive reading presentations We include where we work and how ideas are found every day. Students are encouraged to share their ideas.

2nd to 4th Grades — THE MAGIC OF WORDS

Look around the library. All those books were created using only 26 letters! Includes how writing is used in everyday life, the writing process in the creation of a book, and story sharing.

5th Grade and up — MILLION $ WORDS

Choosing the right noun or verb can make writing crisp and clear. When should you add adjectives and adverbs? Why rewrite? Who is an editor? Includes discussion of alliteration and onomatopoeia, the development of a book from idea to publication.

Specialized programs available for junior high school and high school students and teachers of all grades.


All of our presentations include:

  • Informative, entertaining overheads.
  • Storybook reading fun

We are able to speak to as many as FOUR groups in a day. Our program covers 30-60 minutes, depending on the age group, and allowing time for questions.

We have supplementary materials that we will leave for the teachers.



 

Suitable for fourth grade up, young writers may bring writing in progress or come to create work under our guidance. We then work together as a writers’ critique group. Limited to ten writers at a time.

Small group programs may be substituted for one of our formal presentations. (Please set this up in advance.)


For one honorarium, you get both of us!

  • Usual fee $1000.00 a presentation, plus lodging and transportation (when necessary due to distance)*
  • A written contract is available if required.
  • Please make our check payable to Writers Ink (Tax ID available) and have it ready the day of our appearance.

Invite one of us:

  • Usual fee $800.00 a presentation, plus lodging and transportation (when necessary due to distance)
  • A written contract is available if required.
  • Please make our check payable to Writers Ink (Tax ID available) and have it ready the day of our appearance.

*Split the fee with a nearby school.
We can do two presentations at each school.



"Our favorite was The Two Badd Babies. We hope we see you again!"
Crystal Lake School, Illinois

"Immediately at your departure I ordered Two Badd Babies. Not a day goes by that it is not requested!"

Benjamin O. Sprague Elementary School, Georgia

"My first attempt at organizing guest author speakers was such a pleasant experience, I will probably do it again!"
Niehardt School, Nebraska

"I know the children enjoyed seeing how a book is made and listening to your animated oral reading. You helped our children increase their love of reading and the wonders that are found in books."
Marian Bergeson Elementary School, California.

We’d love to visit you! Please let us know how we can connect with your curriculum!

Below are just a sampling of our books in print. For a full catalog, come visit the LIBRARY!

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING ON CALABASH STREET, Chronicle Books

SIX SNOWY SHEEP
Puffin Paperbacks

TWO BADD BABIES
Boyds Mills Press

WHAT'S THE MATTER, KELLY BEANS?
Candlewick Press


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