I love discussing writing with students and with enthusiastic adults. I’m happy to visit a school, library or writing group to talk about writing and to share what I’ve learned.

As a supply teacher, I’m comfortable in a school setting and accustomed to engaging students. I prefer to address no more than two classes at a time, and to combine an author visit with a writing workshop to help students get the most from the experience. An ideal location is a school library or classroom set up so that each student has a comfortable writing space.

Suggested writing workshop topics:
-Story structure (beginning, middle and end, and points in between)
-The writing process (brainstorming, outlining, writing, editing, fine-tuning)
-Writing from life (students draw on own experiences; will also touch on descriptive writing)
-Descriptive writing (power verbs, focus on the five senses)
-Character development

 

I am open to different venues and workshop styles. Email me at erin@erinthomas.ca to discuss booking an author visit of any kind.

Useful information on author visits can be found here, on the CANSCAIP web site.