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MARGERY CUYLER

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Programs

Writing workshops with small groups

 

For K-2:

 

* Discuss where my ideas come from

* Read aloud a picture book (slides optional)

* Show different stages of bookmaking, from manuscript to finished book

 

For 2-5:

 

* Show slides of the haunted house in which I grew up as well as pictures of my family, pets, and my office

* Tell children how I got the idea for The Battlefield Ghost

* Show slides of the Princeton Battlefield, Hessian soldiers, George Washington, and more

* Talk about the imagination and the choices made by an author when writing a book

* Read to children from the book

* Get them to guess the ending

 

Presentations:

 

* Will do up to 3 presentations a day (most effective when groups are limited to 75 children).

* Will do an additional presentation to kindergardeners (about 15-20 minutes)

* Will also autograph books. It's best to pre-sell them and have me autograph them toward the end of the school day.

 

Equipment:

 

* I'll bring slides, slide projector, and cordless microphone.

References:

* Available upon request.

 

Fee:

 

* The honorarium should be presented to the author at the end of the last session on the last day of the visit. Her honorarium ranges from $1,300 a day, plus expenses for a full-day (three presentations) school visit within one half hour from Princeton, New Jersey; to $1,500 a day, plus expenses for a full-day visit for out-of-town appearances.  To discuss other variations on her honorarium, please contact Balkin Buddies by email or phone.

* 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."