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SPIVEY GILCHRIST'S APPEARANCES
presentation lasts 45 minutes, and Ms. Gilchrist can tailor her
talk to fit your needs. If you'd like her to do a PowerPoint presentation,
you should provide a computer, a screen, a dark room, and a microphone.
Ms. Gilchrist can do up to, but no more than, 3 presentations per
day, plus autographing.
$2,000 a day, plus expenses. May be negotiable, depending on circumstances.
you'd like her to teach drawing, it would be helpful if the children
were provided with paper, markers, pens and pencils. If you'd like
her to do a writer's workshop, please provide the students with
writing materials. Workshops basically take all day (at least 3
hours) and involve teaching writing (or drawing) techniques, having
the students write their own stories (or illustrate them if it's
a drawing workshop). She does no more than 2 workshops per day. She
can work with a maximum of 30 students per workshop. For workshops,
she works with students in grades 3-12. Workshops for adults are
also available; see below. Workshops generally cost a bit more than
$2,500 for one workshop within one day; or
$3,575 for two workshops within one day,
Please provide drawing or writing materials as above for an artist's
workshop or writer's workshop respectively. Workshops take at least
three hours. See the descriptions for workshops for children, as
above, except these are modified for adults. Typically, she does
2 workshops per day but no more than 3.
HONORARIUM: $3,000 for up to but no more than 10 people;
$5,000 for up to but no more than 20 people,
in Residence programs:
Spivey Gilchrist has an MFA in Writing, a PhD in English, and is
a former Reading Specialist for the Cambridge School Department.
She is available for Author in Residence programs and uses art to
teach literacy. Length of residency can be as long as needed.
$6,000 per week, plus expenses.
Author Visits in the Chicago area:
Spivey Gilchrist will give one talk (one hour long), plus autographing
for half an hour for $1,800 plus mileage. May be negotiable, depending
on circumstances. If workshops are required, please see above information
under the Workshops heading.
most authors and artists, Ms. Gilchrist is happy to autograph books.
But she personalizes the books in a very special way --- within
a two minute time frame, she draws a portrait of the person asking
for the autograph. Feel free to ask Ms. Gilchrist to do this for
your students, teachers, librarians, and for yourself!
K-12, and adults for presentations.
3-12 and adults for workshops.
K-12 for author in residence programs.
Please see above for her range of honorariums for presentations,
workshops, and author in residence programs. In addition to the
honorarium, the hosting organization is responsible for her expenses
(travel to and from her home in Chicago, hotel, and meals).
Please note that, for health reasons, Jan Spivey Gilchrist will
need a direct flights whenever possible. Her honorarium is due following
the last presentation or session on the last day.
and organizations should be prepared to pay airfare and hotel charges
directly to the airline and hotel respectively. Please
discuss travel arrangements with Ms. Gilchrist, but do please pay
for her travel and hotel in advance with the hosting organization's
check or credit card.
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
A SPECIAL PROGRAM CALLED *TWO LEGENDS, TWO FRIENDS*
Spivey Gilchrist and Ashley Bryan are legends in the children's
book world. They are also great friends, and this remarkable trio
has developed an unforgettable presentation for any and all age
groups. Click here
for more details.