2016-17 School Author Visits
I hope you had a wonderful summer and are settling into the new school year nicely. With the 2016-17 school year underway, I’m now booking school author visits, both in-person and online.
If your school is looking for a way to inspire your kids to want to read and write, my high-energy poetry writing programs are just the ticket. You don’t need to take my word for it, though. Click here to see what other schools have said about my visits.
You don’t need to wait for me to be in your area to book a visit. I cap my travel expenses, regardless of what it costs me to get there, so it won’t cost you extra if you are the first school in your area to book a visit.
However, here are some of the places I’m already scheduled to be this school year. I still have dates available each of these weeks.
- WA, Bellingham – September 26-30, 2016
- ID, Bonner’s Ferry – October 10-14, 2016
- OR, Portland – October 24-26, 2016
- TX, Odessa/Andrews – February 13-17, 2017
- TX, San Antonio – March 27-31, 2017
- CA, Porterville – April 3-7, 2017
You can view my full event calendar here. Any dates not otherwise marked are probably available for a visit to your school.
For more information about my programs and fees, simply fill out this form and I will contact you with further details. I look forward to hearing from you!
Poetry Rising at Spokane Northtown Barnes & Noble
Next Wednesday, September 21, 2016, I will be performing live at the Barnes & Noble in the Northtown Mall in Spokane, Washington at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. If you are in the area, please join me, along with musician Carlton Oakes and poet Merideth Jeffries for a fun evening of poetry and music.
I will be reading from several of my books, including The Biggest Burp Ever, Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, and my forthcoming anthology, One Minute Till Bedtime. Books will be available for purchase, and I will be signing them after the performances.
This program is produced by Stephen Pitters, host of the Spokane Open Poetry Program on KYRS 92.3 FM, Thin Air Commuity Radio.
New Poem Category – Songs!
Poetry4kids has had “Poems by Category” for a few years now, but I recently added a brand new category: Songs. If you like poems that are intended to be sung to popular tunes such as “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” or “Frere Jacques,” — what my friend Alan Katz calls “Silly-Dilly Songs” — you’ll want to check out this new section on Poetry4kids.com to find them all in one place.
And, of course, you can see all of the categories, including sports poems, monster poems, school poems, and even funny love poems on the Poems by Topic page.