Alison and Bookshelf
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Author Visits

Alison is available to visit classes from grades 3-5 to provide author workshops or presentations. Please email to arrange a visit.

Author Presentation – 50 Minutes

Presentations are interactive sessions, featuring a reading from Ice Rose: A Young Adult Spy Novel or Searching for Normal: A Memoir. Readings are followed by a Q&A, and discussion of relevant themes as well as Alison’s own journey to publication.

Maximum number of participants: 300

Cost: Free with the purchase of two ($15.95 each) copies of Ice Rose: A Young Adult Spy Novel, or Searching for Normal: A Memoir for the school library.

Author Workshop – 50 Minutes

Designed to inspire youth by engaging by utilizing a secret agent theme. Students will explore the writing process and learn communication skills, exploring the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’, and ‘why’ of a secret mission of their own devising. Each participant will create and develop a character with a specific mission. Using the format of a communiqué, they will outline what item is to be found on the mission, when, where, and why. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to share their work.

Workshop Length: 50 Minutes

Maximum number of participants: 25

Cost: $200. Includes a mini-notebook and pen for each participant.