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Local authors

  1. 1. Supporting Local Isn’t Just for agriculture!<br />Melissa Williams<br />Tiffany Johnson<br />
  2. 2. Why go Local?<br />Convenience<br />Supporting the community<br />Cost<br />Greener Living<br />Community development<br />Support local economy <br />
  3. 3. The Benefits of Author Visits and School Libraries<br />Give students a live experience with someone who writes or illustrates books<br />Real world experience<br />Learn from someone other than their teacher<br />Gets kids excited about reading<br />Helps kids connect to stories in a more meaningful way<br />
  4. 4. The Added Benefits of Local Author Visits<br />Cost Effective<br />Remind students: Authors are everywhere<br />Stories with recognizable settings<br />
  5. 5. Budget Considerations<br />Author fee<br />Travel and accommodations fee *<br />Publicity<br />Developing the collection to include more books by this author*<br />Books to sell for autographing<br />Staff Time<br />* Ways that local authors can save you “green!”<br />
  6. 6. Sample Budget Comparison<br />Robert J. Blake (local)<br />Requested Honorarium- $1,500<br />3 presentations a day<br />PowerPoint presentation<br />Willing to travel<br />Will speak to any age, preferred audience size is 125 but will speak to larger or smaller<br />Roland Smith<br />Author fee- $5,000 per day<br />4 presentations a day<br />PowerPoint presentation<br />Pays own travel, hotel and food<br />Speaks to any age or size<br />
  7. 7. Funding<br />Community Support<br />Community Sponsors<br />Grants<br />School funding<br />PTO/PTA<br />Specific Fundraiser: Book sale or book fair, car wash, after school party, pot luck school meal before another event, t-shirt sales<br />
  8. 8. Southern Festival of Books<br />Can’t bring an author to you kids? Bring your kids to the authors!<br />October 14-16 Legislative Plaza Downtown, Nashville, TN<br />Authors: Nashville’s own Ann Patchett, T.A. Barron, Chris Bohjalian, Pseudonymous Bosch, Charles Frazier, Walter Mosley, Tom Perrotta and MANY more!<br />
  9. 9. BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS by Local Authors!<br />
  10. 10. Lynne Berry<br />Curricular Connections<br />Rhyming<br />Stay Active/Exercise<br />
  11. 11. Robert J. Blake<br />Curricular connections<br />History<br />Geography<br />Animals<br />
  12. 12. Susan Eaddy<br />Curricular connections<br />Art<br />Animals<br />
  13. 13. CandieMoonshower<br />Curricular Connections<br />Tennessee History<br />Tennessee Geography<br />Native American Stories<br />
  14. 14. Kristin O’Donnell Tubb<br />Curricular Connections<br />Poetry- Walt Whitman<br />History<br />Astronomy<br />Theater<br />Economics<br />Media- Language Arts<br />
  15. 15. Kristin O’DonellTubb<br />Curricular Connections<br />History<br />State Parks<br />Families<br />
  16. 16. Donna Getzinger<br />Curricular connections<br />History<br />Social Conflicts<br />
  17. 17. Wilmoth Foreman<br />Curricular connections<br />Life choices<br />
  18. 18. Tracy Barrett<br />Curricular connections<br />History<br />Myths<br />Literature- Epic Poems<br />
  19. 19. Ron Kidd<br />Curricular connections<br />History<br />Music<br />Social Conflicts<br />
  20. 20. Bethany Griffin<br />Curricular connections<br />YA Novel<br />Literature Circles<br />
  21. 21. Sources and Additional resources<br />Website for Tennessee and Kentucky Authors:<br />http://www.scbwi-midsouth.org/<br />Roland Smith<br />http://www.rolandsmith.com/<br />Robert J. Blake<br />http://www.robertjblake.com/<br />

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