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ANNA MYERS

BIOGRAPHY I BOOKS I PRESENTATIONS I BOOK ORDERING

PRESENTATION DETAILS:

 

One feature that is very popular is doing my book talks dressed as characters from my books. As I write each book, I pick out a minor character to portray for the kids by putting on a blouse or apron. I tell them about the book as the character.

I always do at least one book talk during each session.

I also tell the kids about my books, my writing experiences, and about tips for their own writing.

 

I'm also available to teach creative writing in writing workshops.


SIZE OF AUDIENCE:

 

I do not mind how big the groups are as long as they are well supervised.  In many schools, I have done writing workshops with smaller groups of children. The writing workshops are best when the children have heard my general presentation first.

The strength of my visit is in the area of keeping kids' attention.  As a former teacher, I have learned what works with kids.  Once you have taught eighth graders, you fear no one.  

 

AGE OF AUDIENCE:

 

I have talked to little kids, but because they can't read my books, I like talking to grades 3-10 best.

 

SESSIONS FOR EDUCATORS AND ADULTS:

I feel I have a special rapport with teachers, and one of my favorite things to do is to speak to groups of educators.  They seem to enjoy my sense of humor and the fact that I understand their experiences. I also enjoy doing teacher workshops and speaking to PTA or PTO groups.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS:

 

I only need a long table on which to display my books. Having a strong "teacher voice," I rarely need sound equipment except in auditoriums or very large groups. My costume changes are only garments slipped over my regular dress and are done on the spot, so I won't need a changing room.

 

HONORARIUM:

 

$1,000 a day, plus expenses, and I do 5 sessions a day. This honorarium applies no matter how many sessions I do or how far I have to travel. So I'll do fewer sessions if you like, but I'd suggest you take advantage of the 5 full sessions. If no books are ordered, the honorarium is $1,200 a day plus expenses.

 

For further information, especially about the expenses (travel, hotel, and meals), click the "Arrange An Appearance" button and see "General Information on the Cost of an Author Appearance" as well as the 'Honorariums' section near the bottom of "How to Plan an Author Appearance."

 

REFERENCES:

 

Elizabeth Argo
Sequoyah Middle School
112 East Danforth
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
email:elizabeth_argo@edmond.k12.ok.us
home phone: 405 341-4729
school phone  405 340-2900

Ann Sease
Media Specialist
Bookman Road Elementary
1245 Bookman Road
Elgin, South Carolina 29045
email:asease@bre.richland2.org
other email: asease@mindspring.com

home phone: 803 782-5797
school phone:803 699-1724, ext. 1026

Lucinda Truman
Las Vega Day School
3198 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NE 89146

email: LTruman@LasVegasDaySchool.com
school phone: 702 362-1180
home phone:   702 876 4325