Bookjoy! Pat enjoys speaking to audiences of all ages about her work and the importance of literacy. She gives poetry readings, keynotes conferences, and offers workshops on creativity, leadership, the writing process, literacy and serving diverse populations.
Any of the following press contacts can provide a presentation fee sheet.
Lee & Low Books: Stephanie Bange
University of Arizona Press: Rosemary Brandt
Penguin/Random House: Lisa McClatchy
HarperCollins Children’s Books: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Arté Público Press: Marina Tristan
Corwin Press: Dan Alpert
In addition to readings and keynotes, a partner in meeting your event goals, in her programs at colleges, libraries and schools (2nd-12th grades), Pat offers a PowerPoint program that includes information about her life and her journey as an author. She reads from her award-winning books for children, teens and adults and welcomes Q&A. She affirms the importance of educators/librarians and motivates them to connect their educational journey with that of their diverse students.
- Sharing Bookjoy: Teachers & Librarians Linking All Children and Young Adults to Books, Languages and Cultures
- A Writer’s Journey
- Family Literacy: Growing a Country of Readers
- The Challenge of Advocacy; The Power of Poetry
In her work with educators and librarians, Pat incorporates ideas from ZING! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students (Corwin Press).