Writers in Schools - Book Discussion with an Author
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Writers in Schools - Book Discussion with an Author
Presented by: PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools

Writers in Schools (WinS) provides FREE books to students in grades 4-12 by connecting educators to books that fit their classroom curriculum; that capture students' interests outside the curriculum; and that expose them to new stories and narratives about people similar and different from them.

Our list of more than 100 local, national, and international authors includes writers in multiple genres: fiction, memoir, graphic novel, poetry, short stories, and essays. Beginning in SY 2018-19, we are expanding our list of bilingual Spanish/English books and Latinx writers. Students are expected to read a portion of the book ahead of the writer's classroom visit and prepare questions, and on the day of visit, the author engages with students for a dynamic and engaging conversation; some writers even lead the students through a brief creative writing exercise. The visit culminates with a group author photo and a book signing. For a list of available books/authors, please email wins@penfaulkner.org.

Length of Program: 1 day; Visits can accommodate most class periods and up to 30 students at a time; book clubs; or other school-based sessions.
Discipline: Literacy/Writing
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts; Foreign Language; History & Geography; Diversity
Grades: 4th - 12th; Adult Education
Cost: The program and books are FREE to Title I schools in the District of Columbia. Other educators should inquire about availability.

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