Visits

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Interested in a visit for the 2021-2022 school year? Please fill out this form!

If you have any questions, please e-mail supriyakelkarpreorders(at)gmail[dot]com

Please note, for in-person and virtual visits, it is very helpful if your students have read at least one of my books ahead of time.

You’re more than welcome to take pictures of my visit and share on social media. I do ask that no one records/films though.

You can help your students get the most out of a virtual visit by having them write down any questions they may have prior to the visit!

VIRTUAL SCHOOL VISITS

15 minute reading and Q & A virtual sessionI have a very limited number of openings for this visit. This session is free for schools that order 50 or more copies of my books from their local independent bookstore [choosing from AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster) STRONG AS FIRE, FIERCE AS FLAME (Tu Books), BINDU’S BINDIS (art by Parvati Pillai, Sterling), and/or THAT THING ABOUT BOLLYWOOD (Simon & Schuster BFYR):

A reading followed by a Q & A. I’m happy to send signed bookplates to the bookstore for the copies you order (U.S. only please). If your school is unable to order books, this visit is $225.

30 minute Author Visit Q & A:

Your students can ask questions about any of my books or about writing and publishing in this 30 minute Q&A session. I will send signed bookplates to the local independent bookstore your school is working with for your student orders.  This visit can include a picture book reading or a novel excerpt if you would like to start the visit with that ($450, 2nd grade to 8th grade).

45 minute Author Presentation and Mini Workshop – Your Story is Important, plus Q & A:

I will talk about how when I was growing up, I never wrote fictional stories about families that looked like mine. I will offer tips on how to write your story by being specific. Students will participate in a brief writing workshop, where they will change a story to make it their own. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. ($750, 2nd grade to 6th grade. 2 presentations= $1,000.)

45 minute Author Presentation and Mini Workshop – Your Story is Important – Extended Version, plus Q & A:

The extended version of this presentation discusses anti-racism and real-life moments from my life that inspired American as Paneer Pie and finding my voice. I will talk about how when I was growing up, I never wrote fictional stories about families that looked like mine. I will offer tips on how to write your story by being specific. Students will participate in a brief writing workshop, where they will change a story to make it their own. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. ($750, 2nd grade to 6th grade. 2 presentations= $1,000.)

45 minute Author Presentation and Mini Workshop – What Makes a Hero? plus Q & A:

I will ask students to tell me about heroes they know of and their traits. I will talk about how being a hero doesn’t necessarily mean performing a big act. Sometimes there’s heroism in small, everyday things. I’ll talk about the heroes of my books, and how they all use their voice to change their world, and the different forms their voices take. I will talk about how when I was growing up, I never wrote fictional stories about families that looked like mine. I will offer tips on how to write your story by being specific. Students will participate in a brief writing workshop, where they will change a story to make it their own. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. ($750, 2nd grade to 6th grade. 2 presentations= $1,000.)

IN-PERSON SCHOOL VISITS – Please note, these visits may not be possible in the 2021-2022 School Year

My In-Person School Visit rates for the 30-minute Q&A session described above is $450. My in-person rate for any of the 45-minute presentations described above is $750 – $1000, 4th grade-7th grade. $750 for one 45 minute session. An additional session is an additional $250 for up to 2 presentations in a day.  I also ask that schools offer the book for purchase to students ahead of time so the books are available at the signing. This rate is for schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, up to 25 miles away from me. Schools farther away than 50 miles round trip will be asked to cover the additional travel expenses, and schools out of state will be asked to cover my travel and lodging expenses.

Library Presentations (Please email supriyakelkarpreorders[at]gmail for pricing): 

Please note, visits farther away than 50 miles round trip will be asked to cover the additional travel expenses, and libraries out of state will be asked to cover my travel and lodging expenses.

30 minute Author Presentation and Mini Workshop – Your Story is Important, plus Q & A:

I will talk about how when I was growing up, I never wrote fictional stories about families that looked like mine. I will offer tips on how to write your story, making sure to avoid stereotypes and write three-dimensional characters. Students will participate in a brief writing workshop, where they will change a story to make it their own. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. ( 2nd grade to 7th grade)

30 minute Author Visit Q & A:

Ask questions about any of my books or about writing and publishing in this 30 minute Q&A session. If your library is purchasing books from your local independent bookstore, I can sign them if the visit is in person, or send signed bookplates directly to the store or library if it is a virtual visit.  This visit can include a picture book reading or a novel excerpt if you would like to start the visit with that.

15-minute Visit- Storytime + Q&A

A reading of one of my picture books or an excerpt from one of my novels, followed by a Q&A.

25-minute Visit- Storytime plus guided collage craft:

A reading of one of my picture books or an excerpt from one of my novels, followed by a guided collage craft. (If in-person, libraries or patrons will need to provide scissors, junk mail or magazines and catalogues to cut up, paper, and glue).

Please e-mail me if your classroom, library, or book club is interested at supriyakelkarpreorders [at] gmail.com.

I’m now on Flipgrid! And I’d love to hear your questions and answers to my topics on Ahimsa and writing on my grid.

The Teacher’s Guide for Ahimsa is also now available! You can click here to see it. (The teacher’s guide is in the orange link below the sample discussion questions).

The Book Trailer reveal on Mr. Schu’s Watch. Connect. Read. can be found here.