Bookjoy! Pat is a popular keynote speaker across the country. She invites audiences to reflect on the their creativity, the importance of reading in our lives, the importance of promoting literacy, and serving diverse populations. She also offers poetry readings and workshops on the writing process.
Any of the following press contacts can provide a presentation fee sheet.
Lee & Low Books: Stephanie Bange
Magination Press: Marla Koenigsknecht
Penguin/Random House: Lisa McClatchy
HarperCollins Children’s Books: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Arté Público Press: Marina Tristan
Corwin Press: Dan Alpert
University of Arizona Press: Abby Mogollon
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).