I love to speak to kids about my books and writing process and leave them inspired to keep reading and writing on their own. All of my presentations are tailored to the needs of your students, and I’m happy to give whole-school assemblies, smaller-group writing workshops, and everything in between.
Talks range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on age group and subject matter, and include time for questions. Typically, I spend a full day at the school and present multiple sessions so each grade level can focus on the writing subject matter they could use the most help with. After seeing how I began writing as a kid, and getting strategies to use immediately, kids come away excited to share their own stories.
Book signings are a great addition to a school visit! Orders are typically arranged through a local bookstore, which I can help with. All students at the school, regardless of book orders, receive an autographed bookmark.
In addition to elementary schools, I’m happy to speak to middle schools (using my novel “Rule of Threes” as a model) as well as adult groups.
I’m currently scheduling visits for October/November 2023. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Marcy’s visit was amazing! The entire day sparked joy in the hearts and minds of the staff and students. As she popped in classrooms at the start of the day, she was greeted with smiles, hugs, and voices shouting, ‘There’s the author!’ and ‘I’m your BIGGEST fan,’ over and over! Her enthusiasm for both reading and writing was contagious as students got to interact with props to better understand the process of writing. Students saw themselves as writers as they eagerly filled their journal pages with responses about important people, activities, and memories, all possible seeds for bigger stories. Marcy took extra time to genuinely listen to the students as they shared their connections to her stories about kindness, love and empathy. Every school needs to spend time with Marcy Campbell! The 2nd graders said it best: ‘Her books make you think and grow your brain and your heart!’
—Stephanie Miles, Innovation and Discovery Specialist, Britton Elementary, Hilliard, OH
“Our students thoroughly enjoyed their time with Marcy. With her personal connections and a speaking style that only an author possesses, she had everyone (kids & adults!) engaged with the details of her background, the maturation of a story, and the inner workings of a collaboration with an illustrator. Everyone in our school who interacted with Marcy that day left with inspired creativity and a feeling that they had been a part of something special.”
—Trey Veazey, Assistant Head of Lower School, The Walker School, Marietta, GA
“It was an honor and privilege to have Marcy Campbell visit our school! She presented a beautifully prepared presentation about her journey to becoming a writer for the students in grades 2-4, and met in a more intimate setting to read and talk with our students in kindergarten and 1st grade. She graciously ate lunch with different groups of students and responded to their questions with knowledge, encouragement and enthusiasm. It was a day full of literacy, learning and fun!
—Julie Beckett, Reading Teacher, Parkview Elementary, Wooster, OH
- For local schools (within 60 miles of Wooster, OH): $1,000 for a full-day visit
- For a single presentation or workshop at a local school, library, or other location: $350
- For locations more than 60 miles from Wooster, OH: mileage charged at the current national rate. Airfare, lodging, and meals added where applicable.
- Virtual workshops (up to one hour) may be available at a rate of $250. If this interests you, we can discuss options and availability.
- For an excellent overview of why authors charge for school visits, see this post on author Caroline Starr Rose’s blog.
- There are many ways to fund an author visit. Here are some suggestions from The Booking Biz.
- Here are some tips for getting the most out of an author visit.
Ready to schedule a visit? Contact Marcy at email@example.com.
Feel free to download and use these handouts with your students.