Author Visit Impact

The experience of bringing an author to visit a school is priceless. 

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"James Hannibal was an amazing visiting author. He not only shared his love of writing and process but his back story really engaged so many students-especially the boys. I had many reluctant readers lined up for Lost Property Office and my staff could not say enough good things about how he really reinforced all the concepts they are teaching. Many student writers utilize his concepts and feel more confident in their own writing process. We love, love, loved him and his wonderful family!"

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"A huge THANK YOU for coordinating Judd Winick's visit! He was such a phenomenal speaker, and on a personal level I really enjoyed meeting him and talking with him."

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"We just had Melanie Crowder visit via the Tattered Cover Book Store and she was fantastic! Her presentation was great for grades 3-6. She was developmentally appropriate with time speaking and engaging them. She talked about the writing process, her background, what inspired her, and much more. She left time for questions and autographs. The kids loved it and so did the teachers! I highly recommend her and she's local!"

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"Wow. I just have to say that Len Vlahos and Jessica Brody were amazing today. We couldn't be more thankful. In fact, I just ran into a junior boy in the hallway. It's the end of the day, and he was walking around with two buddies. I thanked him for coming this morning, and he replied, "Mr. Larson. It was awesome! I am just now telling these two guys about what they missed. Thank you!" :) That's the student summary (and mine) of the morning."

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"Students were receptive, attentive, and asked good questions. A couple of evenings after Ellen’s visit the school principal was having parent meeting. A parent approached Mr. Lessard and said, “Who is Ellen Hopkins? My son never talks about school, but he came home from school the other day and  could not stop talking about her. Please have more events like that at school.” Ellen was so gracious. Thank you for coordinating her visit!"

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"We also hosted an author via Tattered Cover. Paul Tobin, (Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies) visited our school. The visit was wonderful and high quality. He was a perfect match for our school and a pleasure to work with. Great Experience!"

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"Jen Calonita's visit and presentation made a big impact here. Students (and teachers!) found her presentation engaging and fun. Her style and content was perfect for 4th and 5th grades. Thanks for providing this experience!"

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"We also had James Hannibal visit. The kids loved him and the teachers liked his writing process so much we have him coming in the fall for an all-day writing workshop with 4th - 6th. Tattered Cover was great!"