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to speak at your school, library, or event. I do a variety of lively presentations for students, teachers, librarians, writers--and other interesting people of all ages. I'd also be tickled pink to develop a presentation to suit your needs.
    Amelia Earhart
       Grades 4 and up.
30-60 minutes.
I bring along my pal Amelia Earhart -- (Okay, it's me in disguise) -- to tell about the thrilling life she led. (See more)
    Groundbreaking Women Pilots in Early Aviation
Grades 4 and up.
30-60 minutes.
Amelia Earhart, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jacqueline Cochran, Bessie Coleman and Katherine Cheung--all broke barriers of distance, speed, and/or prejudice.
    Early Women Fliers
Ages 4 to grade 3.
30-60 minutes.
Includes: stretches about Amelia Earhart, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jacqueline Cochran, Bessie Coleman, and Katherine Cheung; Information on early women fliers geared to the age level, and a story about Amelia Earhart called "Sack of Potatoes?" (See pictures)
    Telling True Lives
Grades 4 and up.
30-60 minutes.
An interactive session about the nitty-gritty of writing biographies. We'll discuss finding the right subject and photographs, plus the three R's: Research, 'Riting, and Revision.
    A Writer's Life


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Roxane
Grades 1-6.
30-60 minutes.
I tell how being lost piloting an airplane helped me become a writer and how storytelling and working as a librarian effected my writing. Then I'll point out a path for budding writers. I'll also tell a story to younger groups.

Felt board Storytelling:

    Fun Stories with Character Developing Themes
Grades 1-5.
45 minutes.
"Moonlight Mice" (Overcoming prejudice); "Hopper's Whopper" (Learning the value of truthfulness); "Just Plain Horace" (Learning to love yourself); and "Bungling Prince Botchit" (Finding courage). Includes stretches. Stories from Felt Board Story Times and Once Upon a Feltboard.
    Stories from Around the U. S.
K-Grade 3
45 minutes
"The Grotto Lunkers are Coming" (A tale of Alaska), "X. Y. Zeeman at the Farm" (A tale from Kansas), "Grandma's Happy Hat" (A windy tale from Illinois), and "Teddy Bear" (a story of Teddy Roosevelt in Mississippi). Includes stretches. Stories from Felt Board Story Times and Once Upon a Feltboard. (See pictures)

    Stories from Around the World


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Roxane
Grades 1-4
45 minutes
"A Picture for Abuelita" (Puerto Rico), "Empty Shadow" (Polynesian Island legend.) "Li Chen's Perfect Place" (China). Stories from Felt Board Story Times plus new stories. Includes stretches.

Workshops for Children:

    Ignite: Spark Lightning Writing and Smart Art.
Grades 3 and up.
Six, two-hour sessions
A hands-on experience mixing words and art. Mini lectures, brainstorming, and games spur students to write and illustrate a story, similar to a picture book. (See pictures)
    Word Play: Writing Creatively


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Roxane
Grades 3 and up
Six, two-hour sessions
Hands-on, interactive writing workshop. Methods include: imagination boosters, group brainstorming, story starters, time to write and share, and writing games. Topics include: plotting, characters, language, dialogue, poetry, and nonfiction. (See pictures)

Workshops for Adults:

    Telling Tales
Adults
2 1/2 hours
3 hours with a break
Storytelling techniques for all levels of tellers. An interactive, hands-on workshop.
    Using Felt Boards in Your Classroom or Library


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Roxane
Adults
2 1/2 hours
3 hours with a break
Boost children's listening skills by learning simple techniques that work. Methods apply to other similar visual props. Hands-on and interactive.
 
     


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