Author visits and storytelling programs

Celebrating the joy of story, literacy and writing
Enrichment and engagement for reading week,  Catholic School Week, or any season of learning.

 

Mark BinderAs an author, Mark provides students with the face-to-face experience that they crave. They are able to ask questions and get answers about the processes of writing, editing, book production and storytelling. He has written and published work for all ages, from PK-5, 6-8, and adults.

As a storyteller, Mark knows how to keep the listeners engaged. He recognizes that different groups have different needs and adjusts his programs to suit.

As a parent, Mark realizes that young people get a lot of video and computer input, but fewer experiences of literature and performance face to face. He relishes the opportunity to expand their horizons and surprise them with the delight that can be found in the written and spoken word.

As a teacher, Mark knows that youngsters need encouragement, permission, and to know that it takes work to accomplish worthwhile tasks. During his presentations, he frequently gives mini-talks in creativity, story structure and editing of materials.

Programs include

  • Author Visit: Stories that Transmit Joy!
    Author and Storyteller program that generates enthusiasm and communicates the love of reading, writing and story, with plenty of time for questions and answers. Stories can be thematic, and are adjusted by age.
  • Stories for Peace
    How can we create peace and transform bullying into kindness?
  • A Holiday Present
    Holiday stories from around the world.
  • Write it up! Writing Workshop — students learn story structure and unlock creativity.
  • Skype Author Visit - perfect for schools on a budget to engage directly with an author.

"The  stories were both for the kids and the adults, which made it very nice. I would highly recommend this program to anyone."
—Cindy Clark, Principal, St. Christopher School

“I was so excited to meet an author for the first time in my life!”
—Gabriel G., student, Incarnation School, NYC

“I loved the part when you were acting out parts of your book”
—Bianca L., student, Incarnation School, NYC

 

Want a quick quote?

Please contact us. We keep costs reasonable, but fees vary depending on your needs.

In an era of tight budgets, we want to assure you that Mark's programs are 100% worthwhile. We offer a money-back guarantee. We do offer discounts on block bookings, and can help with grant writing and funding possibilities. Skype/Video visits can also offer a lower-cost pathway for Mark to visit your classroom.