jan andrews



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KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

I am a good speaker with a passion for all things literary.  I know how to spark enthusiasm in listeners, whether they be teachers, librarians, fellow writers, readers or business people.  I thoroughly enjoy public speaking and am more than ready to prepare just the right speech for your particular event.


AUTHOR TALKS

I write for young people.  I do a lot of school visits but I’m happy to talk to adults as well.  I particularly enjoy Children’s Literature Roundtables.  I relish the opportunity to give talks at conferences, especially to those who will in turn introduce my books to others through their work.  I am eager to share my sense of how important literature is in the lives of all of us.


WORKSHOPS

I have given a lot of creative writing courses.  Depending on the setting, I can talk about the business end of children’s writing.   I can also offer hands-on sessions where participants have the chance to explore aspects of character, plot and setting, beginnings, middles and endings -- in other words writing techniques.  My aim is to be supportive and encouraging while at the same time clearly admitting the difficulties involved.


RATES

Contact me and we’ll discuss it.  Just remember, I live quite near to Ottawa, Ontario.  If I have to travel a distance I need to be sure my expenses will be covered.



























jandrews@magma



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