YES! Adam loves to do school visits.
There are several programs available, suitable for readers of all ages.
Pre-K through 1st grade, we discuss where I get my own story ideas and the different roles involved in making a book. 2nd and 3rd graders, we build off the PreK-1st topics and begin to discuss how ideas are turned into a story and then into a book. For older children and adults, we discuss where their own ideas come from and how to work on and develop them, including idea prompts, wordplay, and how to write as a group.
Here is a link to view the Prezi file: Ideas
Pre-K through 1st grade, we use our imagination to create stories for objects and simple drawings. 2nd and 3rd graders, we build off the PreK-1st topics expanding our stories and allowing our imaginations to run wild. For older children and adults, we add in methods to excercise our imagination and discuss how to turn our new ideas into believable stories.
Here is a link to view the Prezi file: Imagination
Pre-K through 1st grade, we discuss characters, what they do in a book, how an author uses them, and play ‘what happens next’ with some great literary characters. 2nd and 3rd graders, we build off the PreK-1st topics and begin to discuss creating your own characters. For older children and adults, we add depth to our characters and discuss how to build from their stories into a narrative.
Here is a link to view the Prezi file: Characters
Pre-K through 1st grade, we discuss storytelling. What makes an engaging story and what can send us down a long, winding road to nowhere. 2nd and 3rd graders, we build off the PreK-1st topics and begin to discuss what to keep in your story and what can be dropped. For older children and adults, we explore in detail how to trim the excess from your manuscript so that it’s lean and mean.
With over 20 years of experience in the creative fields, from design to art direction, to writing, Adam will work with you to create a presentation that meets the specific needs of your group or organization. Contact Adam for more information.
Free Skype Visit
Adam will gladly do a twenty-minute Q&A Skype visit with your group or organization for the low, low price of FREE. Please visit the contact page for more information. If you would prefer to do a longer Skype or one of the longer workshops above via Skype, please contact Adam for pricing.
Adam’s fee varies based on the distance and number of programs, with substantial discounts for schools near his home in Pennsylvania’s Bucks and Montgomery counties. There are also discounts for multiple visits in one area and for selling copies of his books.
Visit the contact page to book him or request more details. Please make sure to include where you are located and the schedule you are considering.
Schools Adam has presented at:
Buckingham Elementary (CB West)
The Goddard School Chalfont
The Malvern School in Oaks
St. John’s School
J.M. Grasse Elementary (Pennridge)
Tinicum Elementary (Palisades)
EMC Elementary School (Souderton)
Guth Elementary (Pennridge)
Broad Street Elementary (Souderton)
Oxford Valley Elementary (Pennsbury)
Hubbard School (400 Students)
Ho-Ho-Kus School (240 Students)
Godwin School (250 Students)
Doyle Elementary (CB West)
Visitation BVM (160 students)
Oaks Elementary (300 students)
Barth Elementary (240 students)
Evergreen Elementary (300 Students)
Earl Elementary (80 Students)
Boyertown Elementary (250 Students)
Holy Cross Regional School (230 Students)
EMC Elementary (430 Students)
St. Patrick Catholic (110 Students)
Wrightstown Elementary (215 Students)
Hillcrest Elementary (250 Students)
Rolling Hills Elementary (231 Students)
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (140 Students)
Haverford School (100 Students)
East Haddam Elementary (390 Students)