Imagine this, your students engaged in conversation with a popular children’s author or illustrator. Asking questions about book ideas, about characters in a book, about pictures matching the story. When authors and illustrators share ideas about writing and illustrating, students listen. A visit from an author or illustrator can expose students to a wondrous world of reading, writing and illustrating. As authors and illustrator come to speak to young people, they often inspire them to want to read great books and write with more confidence.
Students in local elementary classrooms meet an established author/illustrator who share their personal adventures of creating and publishing books. This program encourages the love of reading and inspires students to write and illustrate. They will share how they generate ideas that turn into stories, what inspires them, the publishing process, some of the challenges and the successes, trials and errors.
This program is available for a half day (two, one hour sessions) or full day (four, one hour sessions) residency. SWWC coordinates the schedule of the visits. Public Libraries are encouraged to collaborate with their schools. Get the community involved too. Invite the public such as parents, grandparents, elderly anyone who might be interested in listening to the program.
Residency Dates: March 30-April 3 & April 20-24, 2020
Audience: K-6 Elementary Schools
Registration Deadline - November 7, 2019
NO registrations will be accepted after the registration deadline
Presenter Schedule coming soon
News Release (available after residencies)