Society of Authors Member. Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators Member (SCBWI). TWUC member. English. Short-listed for Best-Illustrated book at the Manitoba Book Awards. Grades K-6. Only Virtual.
Virtual Visits: $200 for one session, 30-60 minutes. $100 for each additional session on the same day. Skype or Zoom.
Jane is an experienced and passionate international presenter who tailors each presentation to the group in front of her. As an author and illustrator of picture books, middle grade novels, and graphic novels, she can present on a multitude of topics and give students fun creative challenges.
She also loves speaking to adult groups about creativity.
Jane is a flexible presenter. No two groups are the same. She likes to have the teachers or libraries give ideas or questions based on what the students are learning at that time, and tailor her presentations to each class or group. She loves to have a conversation with the audience.
Sample Presentation Ideas:
K-2: Storytelling sessions using WHAT DO YOU SEE. Talking about characters. Beginnings, middles and endings. And getting the students to draw their own characters as a fun activity OR make a simple 4 page story. 30 min.
G2-6: Storytelling session with EVERY HOME NEEDS AN ELEPHANT. Talking about characters. Plot. Comic books. Character Design. Storyboarding. As an activity the students will make a 4-5 page story or comic and design some characters. 45-50 minutes.
G2-6: Storytelling session and Q and A session with EVERY HOME NEEDS AN ELEPHANT.
All sessions will receive further activities and print out worksheets to complete after the session either in class or at home.
ALL sessions are virtual at this time. As I am in London, England at the moment.
No audience size limits, as long as the teacher or librarian can manage the group and facilitate.
Requirements: Robust internet connection. The teacher or librarian should have access to the book I am reading (though I will also have screenshots on my powerpoint presentation), as well as the worksheets printed out (which I will have sent in advance.)
NOTE: Last name is pronounced “HINE-RICKS.”