Posts Tagged ‘speaking engagements’

Virginia Homeschoolers 2018 Conference & Resource Fair

November 13, 2017 @ 8:11 am | Filed under: Events, Homeschooling Conferences

Virginia homeschooling friends, save the date!

Where: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Virginia
When: March 23-24, 2018
What: Virginia Homeschoolers 2018 Conference & Resource Fair

I’ll be the keynote speaker! I’m speaking on a number of topics including tidal homeschooling, habits, creativity (Makers Gotta Mess), and of course books & comics! Virginia Homeschoolers is a fantastic conference—when we lived in Crozet, I always eagerly looked forward to attending even when I wasn’t giving a workshop. 😉 I’m thrilled to be returning to my old Va. stomping grounds.

Mid-Atlantic friends, I would really love to see you there!

Photos from my SCBWI talk on middle-grade and chapter books

October 17, 2014 @ 4:47 pm | Filed under: Author stuff, Books, Events

Photo by Roxyanne Young, used with permission

The talented Roxyanne Young took these photos of my talk on Middle-Grade and Chapter Books at SCBWI-San Diego last weekend and kindly gave me permission to use them. My school visit/speaker page needs a massive updating and I’m so grateful to have some recent images to include.

Apparently I talk with my hands a lot? What’s funniest to me is that this Boston Bay slide was onscreen for barely a minute. That’s an awful lot of glasses-waving going on there.

Photo by Roxyanne Young, used with permission

Photo by Roxyanne Young, used with permission

Photo by Roxyanne Young, used with permission

Photo by Roxyanne Young, used with permission

The rest of my slides were all about other people’s books—my favorite things to talk about, as you know. Here’s a taste:

Melissa Wiley SCBWI presentation slide 09 Melissa Wiley SCBWI presentation slide 10

Melissa Wiley SCBWI presentation slide 12

Melissa Wiley SCBWI presentation slide 15

(Just a sampling from the Chapter Books part of the talk.)