Author School Visits Engaging, educational and fun!
Do you want your students to be excited about reading and writing? Do you want them to be inspired to dream big, work hard, and follow their passions? As a children's author, I'm passionate about inspiring kids to be their best, have confidence and courage to follow their dreams, and acquire the mindset for success. I strive to offer that through my books and presentations. Words have the power to transform and reading is an essential tool in getting kids on the path to success. My fun, educational, and memorable presentations will have students excited about books, reading and writing, and ignite their imagination! A special "U R a Star" ceremony will encourage students to believe in themselves as they pursue their goals in life. Explore my programs below then fill out the contact form and let's talk about an author visit!
"My class had such a blast meeting real life author Rosie Pova and pampering her with questions about the writing process! I could see lights go on in their heads, getting excited about planning what kinds of stories they could write!" --Ms. Woolley, Vial Elementary
"We were honored to have Rosie Pova visit our school for an Author's visit. The first graders were captured from the first minute of the presentation by holding their attention with props, interesting story line, audience participation and fun activities . . . Her heartwarming tale of motherly love, If I Weren't With You, generated higher level thinking skills of what it would be like to be separated from your mother. It showed the strong bond between Mother Bear and Baby Bear. I would highly recommend Rosie Pova for an author's visit your students will love." –Mrs. Kent, Blanton Elementary, Carrollton
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********************************************** The Making Of A Story & The Writer's Life Interactive Story Time and book reading plus, pick one of the mini-workshops/presentation choices below
1). From idea to first draft: how is a story born? Practical advice, fun exercises and interactive games for the budding writer.
2). Titles: the writer's first chance to hook the reader. How to come up with a great title? What does a title do and what it isn't supposed to do? Title first or story first?
3). My journey as a writer. It all starts with a dream . . . or with someone's random suggestion. In any case, passion is a must. How I found my place with words as an immigrant and non-native English speaker: from hope to rejections to hard work, heartbreak, determination and publication. Lessons learned in overcoming failure.
4). Custom presentation/workshop, tailored to your needs. Please contact me with your preferences.
What can students and teachers expect?
(Presentations vary according to grade level) ~ Brief author introduction -- my journey as an immigrant; fun facts about me (or tricks?) ~ Bulgaria at a glance -- geography, food etc. ~ Songs, act out a story (for older students: the writing process--from idea to first draft) ~ Audience participation ~ Story time (for older students: read an excerpt from my novel) ~ Literary devices overview ~ Higher level thinking ~ The making of a story -- interactive ~ Craft a short story together using literary devices ~ The need for and importance of revision ~ Q & A ~ Dream big inspiration ~ U R a Star! ceremony (K-3) and much, much more!
I share writing tips, my journey to publication, what the best thing about being an author is, how to deal with rejection and why you should embrace it (really!), how to stay positive and persevere, and what the power of words is, plus more.
A few reasons why you might be interested in having me visit:
• I get rave reviews from teachers and librarians who are very impressed with my visits. I do deliver a great experience because I am passionate about inspiring children to follow their dreams, to explore their creativity and grow their confidence through reading, writing and creating.
• My picture book, If I Weren't with You (Clear Fork Publishing, 2017) is on the SCBWI Official Recommended Reading List for Texas and Oklahoma. It also received a 5-star review from Reader's Favorite, ending with: "I am sure that this book will become one of your child’s favorite stories." Read the complete review here.
My other picture book, Sarah's Song, has been nominated for the Cybils Awards. In addition,it was the KirkusReviews Editors' pick, featured in the February 1st, 2018 issue. Kirkus called it "A thoughtfully crafted story that offers a gentle means to talk about loss with children." and "a heartwarming book." Read the complete review here.
• As an immigrant and non-native English speaker, I encourage kids to overcome roadblocks and not give up in the face of rejection. Through my personal story of perseverance, my journey and experience, I share ways to stay the course, believe in yourself, and reach your goals. • My school visits have been met with great excitement by the students I've presented to; students will benefit from my presentations and writing workshops that not only support the curriculum, but expand their knowledge on the craft of writing.
• I am a Writing Instructor for the Dallas ISD -- I've worked in different types of classrooms -- and my programs are always woven with educational and practical elements, presented in a fun way. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Rates (discounts available with book orders; contact me for more details)
Package A: One presentation plus bonus class pop-ins A 45-minute presentation to a medium-sized group (grades K to 3rd) plus pop-in class visits for story time for Pre-K, within 50 miles of author's residence*: $330 (*For over 50 miles, add travel expenses.)
Package B: Half-day plus bonus class pop-ins Two 45-minute presentations (grades K to 5th) plus pop-in class visits for story time for Pre-K, within 50 miles*: $490 (15-minute breaks between presentations. *For over 50 miles, add travel expenses.)
Package C: Full-day Three or four 45-minute presentations (grades K to 5th) within 50 miles*: $780 (15-minute breaks between presentations and 30 min break for lunch. *For over 50 miles, add travel expenses.)
***Assembly presentations upon request. Middle school presentations available. Note: Author resides in Dallas County, Texas Download Book Order Form for your students below:
Request a brochure and I will gladly mail you one. Educational, fun, and easy-on-your-budget author school visits! Book one today and get your students inspired about reading and writing, excited to learn more about their own passions, and encouraged to work on their dreams, persist, and succeed! Everyone's a star in their own way. (Fill out the contact form below)