If interested in any of the below offerings, please contact Jack via the form below.
PICTURE BOOK SESSION (Grades K-3)
The focus for this lesson is on creating picture books using all the “elements of writing” within a well-organized “beginning, middle, ending” story structure. Of course, it all begins with creating great characters like… ROTTEN RALPH!
SHORT STORY SESSION (Grades 4-6)
This lesson focuses on my writing handbook for students: Writing Radar and how to set up the writer’s journal in order to capture great ideas from personal experience, how to write a first draft, and how to bring structure and the elements-of-writing together for a well-organized and polished story.
Audible “Joey Pigza” recordings, and the “Jack Henry” series of autobiographical short stories.
MEMOIR & NOVEL SESSION (Grades 7 and up)
Writing workshops for upper grades cover setting up a writer’s journal to a full range of writing forms. Books covered include: The Trouble in Me, Desire Lines, and the Printz/Sibert Honor award winning Hole in My Life.
Teacher workshop / library-association / CONFERENCES and PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Jack will do one to three presentations according to the organization’s needs / themes to any size group.
To arrange a speaking engagement at a library, university, conference, festival or other non K-12 School related event, contact:
Christie Hinrichs, Authors Unbound
firstname.lastname@example.org | (541) 797-2217
Jack Gantos Speaker Profile
(To request a K-12 school visit, use the form below)
ONLINE (via host provided web conferencing application)
Jack is available for online sessions via host provided web conferencing applications such as Zoom, Webex, Hangout, etc.) Prior to scheduled sessions, Jack will work with organizations to ensure connectivity.
*In person appearances are not available during the current covid-19 health emergency
- The host should be prepared to pay a per day honorarium plus all expenses (round-trip travel from Boston, hotel, and meals).
- It is the host’s responsibility to estimate expenses.
- There is an additional fee for a teacher workshop / library-association talk if it is requested as part of a school visit.
LENGTH OF STAY:
- Regarding school visits, the author prefers to have two to four days of local school visits coordinated by primary contact. Exceptions can be made.
FEES and EXPENSES
Negotiated per type of agreement