Author Visits, Guest Speaking, and School visits are the bread and butter of an up-and-coming author’s income. While your royalty payment per book might peak at 17%, what you make on the speaking circuit is all yours. 1,612 more words
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It was a pleasure to spend the week touring schools along the Gaspe coast as part of the region’s BookFest 2014.
I visited English elementary schools from Gaspe southwest to New Richmond, driving from town to town along the Atlantic Ocean (peeking over snowbanks sometimes to check out the view) and stopping to give 12 presentations to groups of students in schools large and small. 107 more words
Poet, performer and New York City workshop presenter Taylor Mali visited the ISB middle school during the week of March 10. He is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” Taylor started the week with a dynamic and engaging assembly that set the tone for the workshops scheduled for all students in the middle school. 247 more words