If interested in any of the below offerings, please contact Jack via the form below.

Sessions

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.

Books covered include the Newbery Award Winning Dead End in Norvelt, the “Joey Pigza” series of novels and

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:

He will do one to three presentations according to the organization’s needs / themes to any size group.

BOOKING LOGISTICS 

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*

*In person appearances are not available during the current covid-19 health emergency

HONORARIUM:

  • 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

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    If this is a school visit, will Jack be asked to do a teacher workshop / library-association talk as well?
    NoYes
    Will there be autographing sessions?
    NoYes