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KEVIN O'MALLEY

Author & Illustrator

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PRESENTATIONS

Kevin O'Malley visits a lot schools each year. Sometimes he thinks it just might be more fun than working on books. He puts a lot of energy into the performance and by the end of the day, he is usually pretty tired out, but he says it's a great feeling. The only time he ever caused trouble was when a group of second graders had to be told to run around the soccer field after his presentations because they were so fired up.

Kevin has been told that he acts 'just like Robin Williams' (he thinks this compliment is a bit overstated -- but it's not!.) He begins by explaining how he got started drawing and how he began doing children's books. Then he, with lots of help from the group he's working with, re-tells a fairy tale or folktale, whatever story fits the mood of the audience. He always draws the story out on oversized paper (the school is welcome to keep the drawing).

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS PER DAY AND LENGTH OF EACH

He usually does four.

He give one performance for each grade level.

His program can run from 45 minutes to an hour.

If his travel plans allow, he'll even stay and talk to the parents or a community group in the evening.

SIZE OF GROUPS

If requested, he can perform for larger assemblies but it's a bit tougher trying to match his work with a larger age range. He always tries to keep his material relevant to each group.

He can speak to any size adult audience.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS

A pad of large-sized paper, an easel if available, three magic markers, and coffee if available.

HONORARIUM

 

The honorarium is due after the last show on the last day. Generally speaking, he charges $1,900 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."