Virtual Author Visits

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Kenn Nesbitt on SkypeUpdate: I will not be doing any in-person author visits during the 2021-22, and 2022-23 school years. During these two years, I will continue to provide online author visits.

Each year I “visit” hundreds of schools each year via the Internet, using Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and other online videoconferencing software. Online author visits are live, online, interactive videoconference presentations, that require only a PC, Mac, or iPad with a broadband Internet connection. I can present to any number of students in each session, limited only by your space and equipment (projector, speakers, etc.)

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You can book an online author visit with me right now by clicking the ‘Click to Schedule’ button. If you would like more information, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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Single session:  $300
Multiple sessions:  $250 each

Benefits of Zoom online author visits

  • Your students speak to and learn from the author directly
  • Online school author visit programs are educational and fun!
  • Zoom assemblies are less expensive / more cost-effective and traditional assemblies
  • Quick and easy to arrange
  • You don’t need to spend months planning for an online school assembly
  • No specialized videoconferencing hardware required
  • Zoom visits are available to schools worldwide; not just in the U.S.
  • Use Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or your choice of videoconferencing software.

Online Programs

My online classroom visits are normally 45-minutes long, and typically include 15 minutes of presentation, 15 minutes of writing with your students, and 15 minutes of Q&A. In addition, I also have special programs available on the following topics:

  • Rhyming (for primary grades)
  • National Poetry Month
  • Famous Children’s Poets (Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Lewis Carroll, etc.)
  • Poetic Forms (Acrostics, Diamantes, Haikus, Cinquains, Clerihews, etc.)
  • Writing ‘Fracturedfracture to break or crack.’ Nursery Rhymes
  • Seasonal Poetry (Separate programs for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer)
  • Poetic techniques (word choice, alliteration/assonance, literal/figurative language, imagery/onomatopoeia, simile/metaphor, etc.)
  • Getting your poetry published (for ages 13 and up)

Would you like to see a program that isn’t listed here. Please just let me know. I can also create a custom presentation for your school.

Sign Up Now

I offer sessions for grades K-2, 3-6, 6-8, and 7-12. Check my calendar for availability. Any date not otherwise marked as is most likely available. Dates already marked with a Skype visit to another school are almost definitely available. To sign up, simply fill out the form below and I will contact you to get you set up. If you would prefer a different date or time than what is listed on my calendar, please just let me know.

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