School Visits

I LOVE doing school visits. So much so that I use all caps like this–I LOVE DOING SCHOOL VISITS. Look, I’ll even add excessive exclamation points!!!!!! (Okay, that’s enough. Always be frugal with your exclamation points, kids)

Schools may schedule up to four events per day, in-person or virtual, including any combination of the following:

  • School Assembly
  • Classroom/library presentation
  • Breakout sessions/workshops
  • Student lunch, interview with school newspaper, parent/teacher discussion, or book signing

Bonus: Free Books! Schedule a full day event, and receive three FREE books for your school library, as well as signed bookmarks for students.

Copies of my book(s) should be available to students in advance of any school visit. Students do not have to purchase my book, but should know who I am and what I write. Pre-event sales can be arranged through a local bookstore or with my publisher. Preorder forms included in author PDF.

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PRESENTATION &/OR WRITING WORKSHOP

I tailor each presentation to the group size, age and interest. Highlights include:

  • shares early author works. Like elementary school early. Illustrations, hilariously, included.
  • Author life: everyday demands and pathway to publication.
  • Breakdown of writing process: brainstorming, first drafting, revising, critiquing, finding a publisher, more revising, copy editing
  • Examples of rejection letters, manuscripts, editorial letters, and deleted scenes.
  • Interactive look into how to research a book, from idea to publication
  • Look, I’m funny. It’ll be funny. Super inspirational, sure, but laughter guaranteed

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for coming to our school  to share with our students.  The fifth grade teachers were so happy that you shared your journals and writing experiences with the students.  The writing coordinator said that it tied in with what they have been teaching the students.  You were a hit!”

~Lynn Marie Hartman, Library Media Specialist, John S. Park Elementary

“Lindsey’s light hearted sense of humor and approachability won over our students quickly. A lot of them could not wait to read her work and were fascinated about her writing process!”

~Mark Frye, Library-Media Specialist, North Myrtle Beach Middle School

“Lindsey is our hero! When Lindsey talks about her journey to become an author, it is so powerful and inspiring. I love that she is a writer for all ages, the kids can start with her chapter books, continue into her middle grade books and still be reading Lindsey’s books into high school! That’s a real treat to be able to read your favorite author throughout the best years of your childhood. What are you waiting for? Book her now!”

Nikki Bylina-Streets, Librarian, Goolsby Elementary School

“Lindsey Leavitt’s presentation was so inspiring to our students that the excitement continued long after her visit. She had the rapt attention of both our 7th and 8th grade students throughout both assemblies. Lindsey also attended a luncheon in the library in which she gave special attention to a select group of students and teachers alike. Her upbeat personality makes her instantly likeable and sets the stage for a positive visit. I highly recommend her and make sure you have plenty of her books on hand because they will be highly requested!”

Traci Dill, Librarian, La Joya Middle School

 

IN-PERSON VISITS

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 Booking for 2022-2023 school year and beyond.

Full day includes up to 4 presentations plus an author lunch/signing/parent night.

Half day includes 1-2 back-to-back presentations.

Multiple schools and libraries may also share travel cost. Additionally, 2 schools can share a day of visits if they are within reasonable driving distance.

Lindsey offers discount visits to schools in need.

Email contact (at) lindseyleavitt (dot) com for fees, eligibility and availability.

 

VIRTUAL VISITS

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Booking for 2022-2023 school year and beyond.

In order to promote WILLIS WILBUR WOWS THE WORLD & WILLIS WILBUR MEETS HIS MATCH, I’m offering a limited number of FREE virtual visits in fall 2022 for grades 1-4

“Lindsey shared the inspiration behind the book as well as her secrets about planning, titles, and even rejection. Right there on camera, she unrolled this long string of rejections that came before her first published book and really inspired the kids to be persistent with their dreams. Her enthusiasm and sense of humor made this a great way to end our day.” ~Kate Messner, author, educator and host of World Read Aloud Day

Virtual Visits are a great way for me to connect with readers without having to leave my very cozy home, or put on pants (note: I will wear pants. They just may not match my shirt). Because technology has made it so easy for me to connect with readers, I offer discounted virtual visits with schools, libraries, and book clubs that have read my book(s).

Contact me at contact@lindseyleavitt.com for more information on scheduling a session. A session requires a computer, a webcam with microphone, speakers, a large projection screen and an account with Skype/Zoom/Google Hangout. Additional information from Random House