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School Visits & Workshops

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Mad Lib Mysteries

2nd Grade and Up

Working with PJ, the class will fill in the blanks to create a fun and dynamic mystery. From choosing a pet-tective to planting clues to apprehending the culprit, students will craft it all.

 

As a follow up, PJ will send a copy of the finished version to the class.

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Cultivate Curiosity

3rd Grade and Up

Where do story ideas come from? The answer is everywhere. You just need to be curious.

 

This workshop is designed to get students excited to write their own stories by focusing on beginner storytelling basics like brainstorming, description, and plot.

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PJ's Petshop

3rd Grade and Up

This fun workshop is all about building character, animal character, that is. Each critter has a unique point of view and a story to tell. Students will learn how to:

  • Develop characters based on research and role-playing

  • Create emotionally realistic personalities

  • And, of course, get around opposable thumbs

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Revision is the Key

3rd Grade and Up

Great stories aren’t written. They’re crafted. And editing/revision is the chief crafting tool.

 

Using strategies from her own work, PJ will guide your students through the awkward, but awesome, process of honing their writing. This presentations work best if the students come with a piece of writing ready to be worked on.

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Local Visits

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One presentation and book signing: $350


Two presentations and book signing: $500


Full-day visit including up to 3 presentations, lunch with students, and book signing:

$650

Pricing

Out of Area Visits

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 Full day visit including up to 3 presentations, lunch with students, and book signing:

$800/day

+ travel and accommodations*

 

(Note: If two schools wish to coordinate and share the visit, PJ will do one large assembly and book signing per school.)

Virtual Visits

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One 45-60 min workshop

(including Q&A):

$170

All four workshops:

$550

Each virtual visit includes sign bookplates!

Virtual visit will be delivered via Zoom. This is flexible.

Travel and Accommodations
PJ makes every effort to keep costs low when booking flights and hotel accommodations.
If your school is more than 40 miles from PJ’s home, your school will be responsible for:

Airfare or 52 cents/mile if within a drivable distance

Hotel accommodations and ground transportation as needed (ie. taxi or Uber to and from airport and the school)

Multiple schools may schedule a visit at the same time and share these expenses.

Need help with funding? 

Contact me here to begin scheduling your school visit! Please include which workshop options you are interested in and whether this will be an in-person or online visit.

Thank you!

Thanks for reaching out!