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School Author/Illustrator Visits…You Can Too!

May 5, 2016 12:00am

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Given today’s tight school budgets, there is not a enough time in the day, not to mention the logistics of such an event, why would anyone want to think about hosting an author/illustrator visit? Now, look at this from the opposite perspective: Given today’s tight budget, let me show how a shared event can benefit all students, everyone is vested and will want to be part of this wonderful experience, and the benefits tremendously outweigh any shadow of a doubt! Students deserve and need to see authors and illustrators talk about the creation of the books they read. When done right, author/illustrator visits could be the pinnacle of collaboration for a school event. Learn the basics of hosting author/illustrator visits and how you can build an event sure to leave your students, staff and faculty wanting to learn more before, during and after the event!

Learning Objectives:
  • Better understand how to create opportunity for ALL students: with the teaching and learning process through reading, writing, and thinking, listening and speaking with author / illustrator events.
  • Model collaboration involving all content areas, to include all elective classes to support author/illustrator visits (For example: commercial by student run-broadcasting class or a newspaper article from the journalism class).
  • Build on your knowledge base of funding sources to bring this event to fruition.


  • Schenell Agee, Supervisor of Library Media Programs and Research, Prince William County Schools
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