2019 Author Events & Signings
Wed May 8 5:00 -8:00 'Family Night' Adams Gift Shop, Poughkeepsie
Sat May 18 'Millbrook Literary Festival' Millbrook Library
10:00 - 11:00 am Story Time (for children)
1:45 - 2:45 pm 'ABCs of Writing for Children' (for adults)
Wed May 29 6:00 pm 'Bedtime Stories' Millbrook Library (for children)
Sat June 11 Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley conference
See CWHV website for more info and to register
Thurs July 11 Rosendale Library
10:00 - 11:00 am 'Meet the Author Story Time' (for children)
11:30 - 12:30 pm Writer's Workshop (for children)
Sat Aug 31 10:00 am reading & book signing Millbrook Farmers Market
Sun Sept 22 Milford Readers and Writers Festival, Milford, PA
12:00 noon 'ABC's of Writing for Children' (for adults)
Sat Sept 28 'Big Truck Day' Beekman Library
Sat Oct 12 10:00 - 4:00 Warwick Children's Book Festival
More events for fall/winter 2019 and spring 2020 in the works!
I enjoy doing author visits, book festivals as well as library and community day appearances. I would love the opportunity to present a program for your K-2 students. Using my books and published poems, I offer interactive programs that excite children about reading and writing. Together we explore how writers play with language to create the best story possible.
Since I have returned to teaching, I am only available for evenings, weekends or during the summer.
My presentations range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age and type of actitivies.
One popular program is a 'Meet the Author Pajama Party.' Children (wearing pajamas, of course!) come back to school in the evening with their favorite stuffed animal. I read HOW WILL I EVERY SLEEP IN THIS BED? and STAR OF THE SHOW. Usually the Parents Organization will provide a snack (animal crackers and milk.) I'll do a brief Q&A and discuss the writing process. We end with fingerplays and bedtime -themed activities and songs. The program lasts about 40 minutes and is ideal for ages 3 to 8. All family members welcome.
Another popular program is 'Beep! Beep! It's Story Time.' This is the same program as above PLUS I read my new book, BEEP! BEEP! SPECIAL DELIVERY and do songs and finger plays relating to trucks and transportation. Children learn about the behind the scenes process of writing this fun, rhyming book. The program lasts about an hour.
- Karen Fowler, Library Media Specialist, Vail Farm Elementary School
- Pamela Woodward, Netherwood Elementary School
My friend and fellow writer, Karen Kaufman Orloff, and I have partnered together to offer writing classes for adults. We call our 5-week program, The ABC's of Writing for Children. We cover where authors get their ideas and how to turn these ideas into poems, short stories, picture books or longer works. We discuss how to structure your writing to include the elements of story and how to submit your work to publishers. Occasionally we present shorter, introductory workshops at the local library. Contact me or Karen Orloff for more information. Visit Karen's website for a look at her terrific books.
If you're interested in learning more about writing children's books, check out our organization, Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley and consider attending one of our hands-on events in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. Click the button for more information on our upcoming conference:
My friend Tania Guarino has two delightful books out -MEET THE QUACKERS and GARDEN PARTY and more coming soon! Learn more: http://taniaguarino.com/about/
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