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is exciting for Joanne to share with audiences, especially children,
the one most important thing she has learned about writing a story.
*Writing is a magical, crazy, mysterious process,* she says, *but
it's the same process for everyone, young or older, teacher or student,
published or unpublished. We all start with a blank page, often
a scared feeling inside, and observations and memories taken straight
from our own lives.* In her presentations, she shows kids exactly
how that magic happens for her, explains some of its mysteries,
and gives lots of surprising tips to inspire stories.
visit to a school may include:
"Sharing Writers' Secrets" for grades 2 and up.
(A 60-minute interactive talk using her cat puppet, a slide presentation,
readings, and student participation; the grade division and the
size of the audience is at the school's discretion.)
"How I Write My Books" for K-1.
(A 20 to 30 minute interactive talk using her cat puppet, readings,
and student participation.)
"Draw Your Own Street" based on her presentation
"Joanne Rocklin's Magic Story Builders"
She speaks to large assemblies as well as smaller groups.
Written correspondence after her visit
has a slide presentation that highlights her work as an author,
which she give to kids but it can be used with adults, as well as
an informal (no slides) presentation.
also has a presentation emphasizing the connection between the structure
of children's books and its relation to developmental needs (using
her insights as a psychologist.).
PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR APPEARANCES
brings her own projector and laptop most of the time, but it would
be helpful if you could have the following items on hand:
a heavy extension cord (these are usually orange)
a power strip
an Elmo projector if the school has one
a working projector if an Elmo projector is not available
a microphone if she's speaking to large groups
bottled drinking water
AND NUMBER OF PRESENTATIONS PER DAY
Rocklin's honorarium is due the end of the day on the last day of
the shorter K-1 session, the cost is $200 per session.
older kids, her fee is $400 per slide presentation and she can do
up to but no more than three a day. However, she can also facilitate
an additional hands-on writing session with a class or group of
selected upper grade students for $400 as long as the writing students
have been present at one of the slide presentations.
matter the grade level, the maximum number of presentations she
can do per day is five (5).
out-of-town visits, her minimum number of sessions would be one
20 to 30 minute session with no slides for K-1 and two slide presentations
for the older kids. Local visits may vary.
addition to her fee, the hosting school or organization would also
be responsible for her expenses (travel, hotel, and meals).
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."
you again for one of the finest author visits I've ever seen (in
many years of librarianship). You had a very "lively"
crowd engaged and entertained while giving them excellent advice
Cerrito, CA 94530
233-3013 ex. 111