Author presentations: NOT ACCEPTING BOOKINGS AT THIS TIME
Would you like me to come to your school or library for an author presentation? Here are some of my presentation choices:
Grades k-3: My 45 min presentation consists of:
a reading of my picture book I Dare You Not to Yawn
the A-B-C's of how to write a book
an exploration of how certain words, actions, and things can make you feel sleepy
an interactive ‘I Spy’ game showing the differences between the rough to final
draft of illustrations
Grades 4-8: My 60 min presentation consists of:
details about my tween novels in the Real Mermaids series
Power Writing Techniques, including
how to come up with a 'Big Idea'
story arc and outlining
adding tension and conflict to writing
writing in 5-dimensions (with all five senses)
the business of writing
Rates: $250 for one presentation, $450 for two, $650 for three, $850 for four
(max 4 sessions per day) plus travel from Markham, Ontario. HST extra.
Since I am a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, you may also apply for a
Writers-in-the-Schools grant to help subsidize a portion of the cost of my visit.
You can find out more about the program: HERE
Maximum number of students per session: 60-90 (flexible)
Equipment requirements: LCD projector/screen/ lapel microphone for larger groups
Here’s what a teacher had to say about one of my recent presentations:
"I was fortunate enough to have Hélène Boudreau visit my grade 4/5 classroom this year. I had been reading her novel, ACADIAN STAR, to my students as a Read -Aloud, which they looked forward to and LOVED listening to every day. She came in to read the last few chapters to them as a surprise. They were truly captivated by her. A positive experience for my students who would otherwise not have had this wonderful opportunity!!!"
-Sara Uddin of C.D. Farquharson Junior Public School
So, if you’re a teacher or librarian and you’d like to book a visit, please CONTACT ME