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Author Visits

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Now booking school visits for the 2023-2024 school year.

Robin loves our world and the people in it. She especially loves sharing her love of nature, our bodies, and science with her readers. She believes we are all creators, whether it is a smile, a sculpture, or words on a page. Her school visits are designed to spark wonder, creativity, and let every child see they can do anything they set their minds to.

A Full-Day School Visit

Two 45-Minute Presentations, Lunch with the Author, & Book Signing

  • Schools may choose from the presentations below. Presentations can all be the same or can vary by grade level or interest.

  • Robin’s presentations are interactive and work in an auditorium, library, or classroom.

  • Kids love getting signed books and I love meeting my readers. A pre-sale arranged through your local bookstore works best.

Presentations for Children

  1. NEW! From Shiny New Idea (SNI) to Published: Go Behind the Scenes of my First Picture Book - I will take you on the journey of a picture book writer from first spark of an idea to Shiny New Book! We will talk about the writing process of drafting, revisions, and more revisions, and working with an editor and illustrator to bring a book to life.
    Book Tie-In: The Littlest Weaver
    Grades: K-2 or 3-5

  2. Weave with Me: Loom not required - Appropriate for classroom and media centers, in this presentation I will share the weaving history of the Southern Highlands of Appalachia and each child will make a simple paper weaving project. 
    Book Tie-In: The Littlest Weaver
    Grades: 3-5

  3. Weaving a Story One Thread at a Time - Learn how stories and weavings are created one string at a time. These strings all interlace together to make a satisfying, cohesive story. Together we will weave our own story, all created and inspired by the students. 
    Book Tie-In: The Littles Weaver
    Grades: K-2 or 3-5

  4. Mindfulness: How Meditation and Yoga Help with the Creative Process - Best for 1-2 class-sized groups. We will move, meditate, and imagine together as we explore the five senses and how they can create clear pictures for our stories.
    Book Tie-In: The Littlest Weaver
    Grades: 3-5

  5. Write Again: True Writing is Rewriting - This is a deep dive for advanced students and interested writers into the process of revision. 
    Book Tie-in: The Littlest Weaver
    Grades: 3-5 or 6-8

Presentations for Adults

  1. NEW! From Shiny New Idea (SNI) to Published: Go Behind the Scenes of my First Picture Book - I will take you on the journey of a picture book writer from first spark of an idea to Shiny New Book! We will talk about the writing process of drafting, revisions, and more revisions, finding an agent, working with an editor, and having an illustrator to bring a book to life.
    Book Tie-In: The Littlest Weaver

  2. Weave with Me: Let's Make a Basket  -  In this presentation I will share the weaving history of the Southern Highlands of Appalachia and take participants from start to finish on their first woven basket. All materials included in the cost.
    Book Tie-In: The Littlest Weaver

  3. Relaxed Awareness: What Meditation Brings to Your Writing Practice - I am a yoga and meditation teacher of 20 years and employ both yoga and meditation in my writing life. Come ready to breathe, move, meditate, and deepen your connection to your character and their world. Please bring paper and pen, a project in mind, and a willingness to be surprised.  

  4. Tackling Tough Topics in Picture Books - Based on my critical thesis for Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. Learn how to write hopeful picture books about tough topics with the help of powerful mentor texts and the Hall Hope Scale. Discover what hope really is, how to skillfully balance it with truth, how to reassure our readers, and how to focus on the helpers and healing.

      Book Tie-In: The Littlest Weaver

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