Visits

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Are you interested in a virtual school visit for the 2020-2021 school year? Please fill out this form!

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 VISITS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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, 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. ($250, 2nd grade to 7th grade)

45 minute Workshop – Using Character Journals to Tell a Story from the Antagonist’s POV plus Q & A:

I will talk about how I use character journals to understand all my major characters’ fears and goals and unique voice. We will go over story structure to tell a story from the Big Bad Wolf’s POV together before each student chooses one of three fairy tale antagonists and writes a character journal from that character’s point of view. ($250, 3rd grade to 7th grade)

45 minute Skype Presentation – Author’s Journey plus Q & A – $250

I will talk about my journey to publication, highlighting the 14 years it took for AHIMSA to be published. Readers will learn tips for dealing with writer’s block and craft a story with me from the Big Bad Wolf’s point of view. They will also learn the importance of using fact-based sources for research rather than just relying on Google, through a true or false game. The presentation will conclude with a Q & A. ($250, 3rd to 7th grade)

15 minute reading and Skype Q & A sessionfree for classrooms that have ordered a copy of AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster) or STRONG AS FIRE, FIERCE AS FLAME (Tu Books):

A ten minute reading of the first chapter followed by a brief Q & A. I’m happy to send signed bookplates for either book to schools that have purchased the books or have students who have purchased them.

15 minute reading and Skype Q & A session – free for classrooms that have ordered a copy of BINDU’S BINDIS (Sterling, 2021):

A five minute reading of the picture book followed by a Q & A

IN-PERSON SCHOOL VISITS – Please note, these visits may not be possible in the 2020-2021 School Year

My In-Person School Visit rates for any of the three 45-minute presentations described above is $400 – $625, 4th grade-7th grade. $400 for one 45 minute session. Each additional session is an additional $75 for up to 4 presentations in a day.  I also ask that schools offer the book for purchase to students through my publisher ahead of time so the books are available at the signing. This rate is for schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, up to 30 miles away from me. Schools farther away than 30 miles 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 me for pricing):

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, 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)

45 minute Workshop – Using Character Journals to Tell a Story from the Antagonist’s POV plus Q & A:

I will talk about how I use character journals to understand all my major characters’ fears and goals and unique voice. We will go over story structure to tell a story from the Big Bad Wolf’s POV together before each student chooses one of three fairy tale antagonists and writes a character journal from that character’s point of view. (3rd grade to 7th grade)

45 minute Skype Presentation – Author’s Journey plus Q & A – $250

I will talk about my journey to publication, highlighting the 14 years it took for AHIMSA to be published. Readers will learn tips for dealing with writer’s block and craft a story with me from the Big Bad Wolf’s point of view. They will also learn the importance of using fact-based sources for research rather than just relying on Google, through a true or false game. The presentation will conclude with a Q & A. (3rd to 7th grade)

Please e-mail me if your classroom, library, or book club is interested at supriyakelkarbooks [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.