Brianne was FANTASTIC!! We LOVE her books. She is great with the children, very engaging and even knows how to do fun body movement breaks to get the wiggles out. I highly recommend her to go to anyone's school!!!!! — Lorraine Walsh Bellmann, Manorhaven Elementary
Presentations & Workshops
I love talking about writing and illustrating, and I'd love to talk about writing and illustrating at your school, library, or conference. My presentations can be adjusted to suit the age and size of any audience. I’m currently available for select speaking engagements. Please email me for prices and details.
Elementary & Middle school
For 1st-8th grade student assemblies, I present a slideshow about how I went from being a kid who liked to write and draw to a professional writer and illustrator. I show books I made as a kid (one is called Book, A Book), and discuss the elements of a good story. I read one of my published books and show my secret book-making process, followed by a drawing demonstration and Q&A.
I also offer small group writing workshops. We discuss where writers can find story ideas, and work together to turn elements of a true story into a fictional masterpiece.
High School & Adults
For older students and adults, we focus on telling stories that are uniquely yours, and how the picture book medium might best be used to tell those stories. I’ll show the steps I take when writing and illustrating a book, and the many metamorphoses books go through before they’re fit to publish. If you like, I can also tell you about my time as a picture book designer at Random House and how I got my start.
Full Day Visits include three activities (choose any combination of workshops and assemblies) and a book signing. I do not provide books for sale; please work with your local bookstore, or you may order directly through the publisher. Either way, education discounts are often available, so book sales are a great way for schools and libraries to earn extra money. I provide custom pre-order forms to keep things easy.
Single Presentation Visits include one activity and a book signing. These are available only in Northern Michigan.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
She was awesome! The kids and I looooved her and her creativity! — PS 188 Kingsbury
She was fantastic and the students absolutely loved her. We have all kinds of creative tree forts being drawn. Great inspiration for our kids! — Jane Lawless, Chesak Elementary