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1.     The Creation of a Picture Book from Idea to Finished Product.

May include props, slides, readings and discussion (Snow in Jerusalem and/or Hanukkah Moon) adapted to each audience. (all ages).                                

ideanote 2.  Where Ideas Come From.  (all ages)        

3.     The Writing Process. (all ages)                        

4.     Research and Revision.  (ages 7 to adult)              

5.     Reading, Thinking, and Writing about Other Cultures.  (all ages)

6.     Highlights of Writing and Publishing Children’s Books.
The basics of how to do it.  (ages high school--adult)    

7.     Surviving the Writing Life.
Includes use of time and dealing with rejections.  (advanced writers only).

Individual programs are tailored to the audience, last about 50 minutes each and include a discussion period.  Books, if desired, are signed at a separate time and should be ordered at least one month in advance.  Prior advertising is desirable. Books may be ordered from any bookstore or online distributor.

FEES:  Compensation is arranged individually according to program needs, time involved and travel. A percentage is donated to Animal Advocates of Howard County,MD.
Please contact author for the exact fee and related preparations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  If slides or other audio-visual material is to be used, the room must be darkened when needed.  The presenter would appreciate the following items: a long table, a straight-backed chair, a podium, a microphone (preferably detachable), bottled water, a ten-minute break between sessions, and teacher attendance with students.  If slides will be used, please provide a slide projector and screen.

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