Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Courtney Stevens


Region: Midsouth (Tennessee/Kentucky)
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Presentation Description:

As a college professor and former motivational speaker, Courtney is very comfortable in all forms of communication. The following topics are all presentations she has developed and presented around the country to schools, librarians, SCBWI conferences, and professional workshops. Please feel free to contact her for more information regarding any of the following workshops:

Topics for Teens:

Writing 101

Life of an Artist

Where Do Dreams Start? (Assembly)

Writing Short Short Stories (writing workshop)

Character As A House (writing workshop)

Plotting and Planning--Novel Structure

Topics For Professionals:

Up from the Ashes--Revising Your First 30 Pages (Lecture)

Character As a House--Developing Characters that Stand Out (Workshop/Lecture)

The Anatomy of Story--Breaking Down John Truby's Novel for Young Adult and Middle Grade Novelist (Taught as a three day retreat, but can be broken down into individual sessions)

Marketing and the Myers-Brigg--Using author personality to build specialized marketing plans (Lecture and Personalized Plans)

Forest and Trees--Examining Writing at the Micro and Macro Level (Lecture and Workshop)

Bibliotherapy--A Case Study on How Books Help Teens in Crisis (Lecture)

Teaching and Using Book Talks (Lecture)