VISIT WITH BARBARA
I love speaking in schools, libraries, and yes, even to adult groups!
My usual presentations are 45 minutes in length. For school groups, I generally give three 45 minute presentations in groupings of similar grade-levels. PreK-Ks, 1st and 2nd grades, 3rd and 4th grades groupings, or variations on those combinations work well for presentations.
And I would do almost anything for a tuna salad on whole wheat sandwich for lunch!
My presentations are lively and involve audience participation. I have a power-point presentation, and I draw - a lot - as I talk.
My school presentation is about how I drew as a child, and my school and home experiences evolving around growing up as a young author/artist. I draw and tell a story that I leave unfinished and give to the students as a 'gift' to finish.
I talk about ways of interpreting stories - I write out a sentence, and with suggestions from the students, find a variety of ways to illustrate the sentence. And I leave time at the end for Q&As.
I'm going to Tokyo in November for a book tour/book signings/ school visits/ library presentations.. One of my books is a best-seller in Japan, and I have a dozen books in print in Japan. I'm looking forward to including photos and talking a bit about children and reading in Japan in my presentation.
I'm happy to work with your school to tailor my presentation to fit your school's curriculum studies or interests. I will also craft presentations to fit single keynote presentations, adult workshops, and panel discussion presentations.
HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO VIDEOS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST:
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing, to answer any questions you might have about my presentations, and to book a visit.