Presentations

Author Sarah L. Thomson Running Poetry Workshop

Author Sarah L. Thomson Running Poetry Workshop

Writers and readers have a lot to teach each other. When we get together, it can spark new ideas, new conversations, and new inspiration on both sides.

I love to meet and interact with readers of all ages, and offer a variety of presentations and fun activities that give people a chance to connect with my books, explore their own writing abilities, and just plain have fun. I teach writing workshops for all grade levels that explain the process of writing nonfiction, fiction, or poetry, and I can present story hour activities that will have readers romping like polar bears or searching the stacks for pirate treasure. I’m even known to talk to grown-ups about the pitfalls, perils, and delights of writing and publishing for children.

“The best author we have had.” —Barbara Merritt, librarian, Wentworth Intermediate School, Scarborough, ME

“A highlight of our year.”  —Jennifer Antonson, 2nd grade teacher, Dooley Elementary School, Schaumburg, IL

“I love writing and sharing in front of the class because now I think my writing is good enough to share all because you came to my school.”  —Sophie, 5th grade

“I thought your presentation today—visual, interactive, well-paced, student-friendly, and extremely interesting for all—was fantastic!”  —Jane McNeely, 4th grade teacher, Brown Elementary School, South Portland, ME

“Thank you Sarah for teaching us how to write poems.”  —Kendall, 5th grade

If you are a teacher or a librarian looking for an author to visit your elementary, middle, or high school, click here.

If you are looking for fun story hour, book club, or after school activities, click here.

If you’re looking for perspectives on writing and publishing, click here.

 

Two happy readers after finishing their scavenger hunt for AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Two happy readers after finishing their scavenger hunt for AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.