Suzanne speaks to students in assembly, class sized, and small groups. She presents to adults as well. She’s been a keynote speaker for librarian, teacher, and writer conferences. Her break-out sessions are packed with information and ideas. She’s also spoken to community groups at events as varied as the Vegas Valley Book Festival, Napa County Reads, and Seattle Science Center. Some of her most moving interactions have been with incarcerated youth. She is a Nevada Arts Council Artist in Residence.
Nevada teachers, librarians and community planners, good news! There is grant money from Nevada Arts Council available to bring Suzanne to your community.
Suzanne has been selected for the Nevada Arts Council's Artists in Residence roster. Click here for more information. You may click here for Suzanne's NV Arts Council Profile.
I often speak at writers', teachers', and librarians' conferences on many topics from research to diversity, from creating effective school presentations to books for military families. These events include Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators international conferences in
Los Angeles and multiple regional SCBWI conferences. I've also presented at state library conferences, National Conference for Teachers of English, and various book festivals.
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I am a former elementary school teacher as well as an author so school and library visits are right up my alley. And I’m experienced having given dozens of successful school visits to ages 4-18 at schools across the U.S. I’ve taught kindergarten, first grade, autistic kids, and sixth graders. I understand that different ages and different classes have different needs. Because of that, I like to plan each school visit individually, and to do separate presentations for younger children and older grades. Let's talk about it. Contact me.
Here are some ideas to start you thinking: