READINGS, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, PANELS
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Readings based on The Explorers, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate are geared towards children in grades 4, 5, and 6. Readings based on The Friday Society and Outcast are geared towards students grade 7+. They are 45 minutes to 11⁄2 hours in length depending on your needs. The preferred group size is up to 60 children, and the preferred site is the library, but Adrienne can speak to larger groups in other venues. (She has spoken to small groups in a cozy huddle on the floor in a library and to large groups of a couple of hundred in gyms and auditoriums.)
As a passionate author, professional actor and teacher, Adrienne brings a variety of skills to her readings. She starts with a short talk about “how a book gets published” and “working with your editors is like working with your teacher”, continues with a dramatic reading from one of the books which can include an inter-active (and safe) mini-lesson in stage fencing (using fingers only, no swords) to bring out the inner pirate in the students and ends with a question period and a book signing opportunity.
Presentations can be geared to any audience, for example, Writer’s Craft classes, writers’ groups, book clubs. The length of the presentation varies according to the needs of the group, but are most often 1 to 11⁄2 hours in length. The content can be individualized to the group, but usually covers topics like the trials and tribulations of getting published including how to get an agent, the writing process, working with an editor, identifying your audience, discussing trends in modern literature, the importance of studying past works and authors.
Like presentations, workshops can be geared to any audience, for example, elementary school students, Writer’s Craft classes, writers’ groups, book clubs. The length of the presentation varies according to the needs of the group but are most often 11⁄2 hours to 3 hours in length, though they can be expanded. The content can be individualized to the group, but usually covers topics like honing your writing skills, creating your own voice, creating a “new” world, the use of dialogue, humour – its types and where to use it, identifying your audience, etc.
Adrienne is available for conferences (see “Past Appearances” for sample panel participation), book fairs, libraries, book stores.
ADRIENNE KRESS IS A MEMBER OF CANSCAIP AND THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA
For more information about fees or to book an appearance, contact:
Cynthia Kress, booking manager, at email@example.com