Bringing Creative Writing sessions and Songwriting sessions directly to students grades 8-12 via FaceTime or Skype.
Free 15-minute virtual author visit and free downloads for novel study. Dahlia in Bloom, middle-grade historical fiction set in 1933 Appalachia, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was named one of Kirkus’ Best Books of 2019. Links to Susan Koehler’s professional materials are available on their website.
Kerry O’Malley Cerra walks students through the process of summarizing different texts including picture books, middle grade novels, and even shows them how to use it when writing.
Kids around the world are invited to join the 30-minute long live sessions where they can virtually meet a real-life author and listen to her read one of her books. The sessions are 100% free and will be held on Facebook Live at the following times: Wed, March 18 @11am ET; Thu, March 19 @3pm ET; Fri, March 20 @6pm ET; Mon, March 23 @1pm ET, Tue, March 24 @2pm ET.
Ages: Workshops: 8-12 | Read-Alongs: 2-5
Author Linda Booth Sweeney will share a brief book talk, an inside look at the author’s process and hands-on writing/making activities, inspired by the award-winning picture book biography, MONUMENT MAKER. May have a guest visit by artist Shawn Fields.
Connect virtually via Skype with award-winning children’s author to discuss books and how a book comes to be.
In each video mini-workshop, I will guide the participants to draw or paint a small project, step-by-step.
Learn all the elements that go into a mystery story, with writing prompts, worksheets and videos.
Shirin Shamsi is happy to Skype readings of their middle grade novel and share a PDF of notes and questions with teachers.
Some reading, brainstorming ideas. Be prepared to brainstorm!
This Writer’s Life is an engaging educational video series for 8 to 12-year-olds that peeks into the writing process. That means tools, writing activities, guidance, and encouragement for young writers to help develop their sense of themselves as writers, their unique voices and imaginations, and their own writer’s life. Plus, each episode features someone in a creative field offering a piece of advice from their own process!
Using Zoom, Kevin can speak virtually to up to 50 students in their homes about science, nature, and writing nonfiction.
Fun writing ideas and lessons for kids!
Kim Ventrella will answer frequently-asked writing questions from kids on their YouTube channel.
A recording of this event is available on Cynthea’s Facebook page here. The author is also permitting online readings of her middle grade novel PARIS PAN TAKE THE DARE and her picture book WOOBY AND PEEP.
Steve Sheinkin will read a scene from BOMB and guide students through writing their own versions.
Various pause-and-write interactive video workshops for at-home students. Author Chris Tebbetts is also offering free 15-minute Skype/Zoom visits for any at-home students (grades 4-12).
A virtual visit about Vesper Stamper’s book, A CLOUD OF OUTRAGEOUS BLUE, about the Great Plague of 1348. The author will be doing a visit like this about once a week until the shelter-in-place lifts. Follow them on Instagram @vesperillustration to find out more.
For teachers, librarians– Q&A for HELLO FROM RENN LAKE–new middle grade sci-fi novel where kids take action on climate crisis. Releasing May 26 from Penguin Random House/Wendy Lamb Books.
A self-guided writing workshop entitled, “Creating vivid characters by giving each one a unique voice.”
Teachers: Virtually solicit 3 questions from your students and Jody Feldman will respond via an in-person video to share their answers. Additional puzzles and fun links for kids & discussion guides for educators at website.
Ask the Author
Free 15 minute Skype visits for kids and families. If you’ve read, are reading, or would like to read The Sixty-Eight Rooms series, Marianne can Skype with you!
Grades: 3-5; 8-10
Experienced author/workshop leader uses readings, presentations, discussion, and hands-on writing activities to inspire creativity with fun prompts and exercises.
A workshop that walks children through brainstorming and developing a story.
Artist will take you through a step by step workshop on how to create an illustrated map your local area.
Lizzie DiFiore will live stream the creation of children’s art on Twitch 2 times a week. It’s a family-friendly environment and kid-requested drawing prompts are encouraged!
Writing Stories with Ann Brady
Ann Brady mentors young writers in the craft of creating and writing stories. Each workshop is tailored to age and ability. Please contact Ann for more details.