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Plan An Author Visit

What can you expect
from a school visit by me?


Getting children excited about the wonders of poetry--experiencing literature--is the reason I visit schools in the first place. So students can expect to hear a lot of poetry reading--not stuffy verse. Poetry that is fun and respects the music of the written word. Poems about animals, nature, people, holidays--everything under the sun (and some things beyond)--including limericks, haiku, riddles, shape poems, narrative poems, song lyrics and nonsense verse.


Skype VisitsNEW!

$350 per each 45-minute session

A Skype visit can be a great way for kids to get to know me and my work in advance of a traditional in-school author visit. Also, if you need help choosing an author for your in-school visit, a 20-minute Skype visit to a classroom is a great way to preview my program.


I specifically address questions children always eagerly ask, such as:

  • where do a writer's ideas come from?
  • how does a writer get started?
  • how are books made/published?
  • how important is rewriting?
  • do authors and artists collaborate (or not!)?
  • any tips for beginning authors?

  • Several teachers and librarians who can speak to the content and quality of my presentations may be found on my website under FOR TEACHERS. In fact, I would encourage you to check with these references. There's no reason to leave the success of an author visit to chance.

    My fee is $2,200.00/day plus travel expenses (mileage, meals, hotel, if necessary). This includes four 45-minute presentations, time for classroom visits, booksignings and more!

    For keynoting at conferences, my fee is $2,500.00 plus travel expenses.

    My schedule can be found in the WHERE I'LL BE NEXT section on this Web site. Please check my availability before requesting dates!

    Please write to me for more information at:

    J. Patrick Lewis
    485 Legacy Drive
    Westerville, OH 43082
    Ph: 614-839-5840

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