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Author Visit FAQ

Kenn Nesbitt’s School Author Visit Programs

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The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about my school author visit programs. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact me.

  1. When will you be in my area?
  2. Can you visit my school for a half day or a single program?
  3. What ages do you speak to?
  4. What size of group do you prefer?
  5. Can you provide writing workshops as well as assemblies?
  6. Can I use your poems in my classroom?
  7. Can I return unsold books after the event?

When will you be in my area?

You can see what cities I will be visiting by checking my appearance schedule. If your city or state is not yet on my calendar, please contact me by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

If you would like me to notify you when I am coming to your city or state, please let me know and I will be happy to do so.

Can you visit my school for a half day or a single program?

You are welcome to share the day and split the cost with another school in your area. In addition, if I am already planning to be in your area, I may be able to visit your school for a half day. However, it is cost-prohibitive for me to travel for less than a full-day visit.

For a less expensive alternative to in-person author visits, please consider arranging an online author visit.

What ages do you speak to?

I speak to groups of any age, from preschool through adult. Most of my presentations are in elementary schools, but I regularly visit middle and high schools as well. For adults, I also provide teacher in-service workshops, evening family programs, and conference presentations.

What size of group do you prefer?

In assemblies, I can work with groups of any size, limited only by the space you have available. My writing workshops are only for smaller groups of no more than 70 students. When working with elementary students, I prefer to present to primary students separately from intermediate students so that my program can be tailored to the age of the children.

Can you provide writing workshops as well as assemblies?

Yes. My assembly programs have a large writing component. Typically half of the assembly is spent writing with the students. If you would like to schedule a writing workshop for your students as well, I always enjoy working with smaller groups of students in a workshop setting after they have seen the assembly.

Can I use your poems in my classroom?

When you book a visit, I will send you a prep kit that includes a copy of each of my books, among other things. You are welcome to use the poems from my books and website in your classroom activities. You may photocopy them, enlarge them, illustrate them, or do just about anything you like with them to help prepare for my visit.

Can I return unsold books after the event?

Absolutely. If you purchase your books from me, simply ship any unsold books back to me after the event.


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