Author Visit

 

 

Author visits are an amazing way to get students excited about reading and writing! Jess Redman loves to share her passion for literature, and as a therapist and an adjunct professor, she has experience creating groups and presentations that engage and enlighten participants of all ages.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

The following are presentations and workshops that Jess currently offers. Each presentation can be tailored for the audience’s age group (4th grade up through adults) and needs. Jess is also able to develop a custom program just for your group!

 

FROM BRAIN TO BOOKSHELF: How an Idea Becomes A Book

45-60 minutes, includes Q&A; Grades 4 and up

In this engaging and interactive presentation, Jess will discuss how she became an author, from her childhood writing all the way to the publication of her first book. Students will learn about the writing process, how books are edited, how covers are designed, and more. Jess will also share writing tips, including what all writer’s need most: Perseverance!

 

THE MIRACULOUS: A Closer Look At The Story

45-60 minutes, includes Q&A; Grades 4 and up

This is a perfect presentation following a class or school-wide read of The Miraculous! Students will create their own Miraculous Entry, hear about the inspirations behind the book, and explore the cultural and mythological elements of the story. Jess will take questions from the audience and give feedback on some of the questions from the DISCUSSION GUIDE.

 

 

CONFERENCES, FESTIVAL APPEARANCES, AND OTHER EVENTS

Jess is available for panels and presentations. As a therapist, she is able to speak to mental health issues and representation in children’s literature. She is particularly interested in how stories can serve as pathways of understanding and healing. CONTACT her for more information on what she can bring to your event!

 

SKYPE VISITS

BOOK-TALK Q AND A

Jess would love to do a FREE 20-minute Skype visit with groups that have read THE MIRACULOUS! These visits are first come, first serve and based on Jess’s schedule. Please use the CONTACT FORM to request a date!

 

VIRTUAL AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS

All of Jess’s in-person presentations listed above may be adapted as virtual visits, including visuals.

Time: 45-60 minutes

Contact Jess to discuss rates and availability.

 

 

AV AND TECH NEEDS FOR IN-PERSON VISITS

A microphone (if deemed necessary for the space/audience size), a projector, and a school laptop. Jess will bring a USB flash drive with her PowerPoint Presentation on it. 

 

HONORARIUM

Rates vary depending on length of engagement and location. Please CONTACT Jess to discuss your group's expectations and needs!

BOOK ORDERING

Make your author visit worthwhile—have students read the book and get excited! Books can be ordered from your local bookstore. Floridians, check out The Book Cellar in Lake Worth and Books & Books! Using an independent bookseller is convenient and benefits your local economy. Please contact them to discuss their policies. Below you will find a Book Order Form that you can customize and send home with your students.

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCE THE VISIT

Go to the PRESS KIT to find downloadable author bio, photos, book info, book cover, contact info, an informational flyer, and a sample press release.

AUTHOR VISIT TIPS

Here are some links with information on planning and making the most of an author visit, including creative ideas for funding and engaging students.

Tips from Scholastic on Planning and Hosting An Author Visit

 

"I Met A Real Author!" Planning A Classroom Author Visit