Monday, April 22, 2013

Holly Thompson available for school visits May 30, 31

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Holly Thompson <> wrote:
Hi Katie,
I hope all is well with you. I'm sorting out my plans for Singapore and AFCC and I'm wondering if you could share the following announcement with librarians in Singapore. I'm available for two days of school visits on May 30 and 31. My airfare is covered, so I will just need my fee and accommodation (probably just for 1 night). The Language Inside pubs on May 14 and has received some great reviews--there will be a launch event at AFCC. 


Holly Thompson, author of the young adult verse novels Orchards (APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature) and the forthcoming The Language Inside (May 2013)the picture book The Wakame Gatherers,and the novel Ash, and editor of Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories is available to do school visits in Singapore on May 30 and 31. She charges $600 per day for up to 5 classes plus accommodation (she will not need airfare as she will be speaking at AFCC May 27-29). Information about Holly's books and presentations, as well Reader's Guides for Orchards and Tomo and numerous interviews, are on her website
Raised in New England, Holly is a longtime resident of Japan, where she teaches writing at Yokohama City University. She serves as the Regional Advisor for the Japan Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Holly has presented and led writing workshops at conferences, schools and universities in the U.S., Japan, China, Cambodia, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Mongolia. She is happy to present to students from elementary grades through grade 12. All presentations include interactive components. She will gladly combine presentations and adapt them to fit a particular curriculum unit, teaching focus or specific workshop need. Details are on her website.
Visit her website and her blog  Please contact Holly directly if you are interested in having her visit your school:

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