WHY INVITE ME TO DO A WORLD BUILDING CLASS?
#1: I'm good at it :)
#2: My middle grade is a great fit for the classroom.
Starting in 2015, there are TWO standard presentation options--one for young readers & a new one (field tested at conferences in 2014) for teen and adult writers. Hopefully, a folklore presentation will be forthcoming in the year as well.
If you are interested in something else, contact me (via my assistant laura @ melissa-marr . com), and we can discuss the matter. I am ALSO particularly open and flexible for adoption or parenting groups (see BUNNY ROO page) to discuss the genesis of my picture book and the journey of adopting a child experiencing NAS (neonatal abstinence syndrome).
THANK YOU!!!-- M.
40-50 minute PowerPoint presentation and Q&A (info on Celtic and Norse folklore; Blackwell series and the connections to geography, writing, science, & history.)
$1500 per day, plus airfare and lodging if you want THREE presentations per day.
$1100 plus airfare and lodging if you want ONE or TWO presentations per day.
(NOTE: I do discounts for multi-day bookings in the same district.)
Please Note: School visits necessitate that I take at least 2 days off of writing (i.e. not doing the thing that supports my family). As such, I rarely do visits for free. I LOVE doing middle-grade visits, though, so please do reach out if you are interested and we can see if there are ways to make visits work. I will always do my best to work with schools & libraries (within the constraints of my family-provider obligations).
40-50 minute PowerPoint presentation and Q&A (info on the nuts & bolts of how to create a believable world.)
$1700 per day, plus airfare and lodging (includes a maximum of TWO presentations).
DISCOUNTS sometimes available. I will do my best to work with schools & libraries.