Some of the best questions I've ever been asked about being a writer were asked by students. I've had the extremely good fortune of visiting scores of enthusiastic and creative elementary school students both in the U.S. and abroad in Spain. Presentations range from book readings, to Power Points, to real-time poetry creation, all designed to foster creativity and a love of writing. I also enjoy visiting with teachers about how to cultivate young voices.

I will be returning to the U.S. in July 2018, and look forward to new speaking opportunities beginning Fall 2018.


School Visit - Wilson Elementary (Texas)


Student Artwork - Inspired by I Pledge Allegiance


Power Point - Teacher Professional Development (Spain)