With more than ten years of experience presenting in schools, Kathleen is happy to work with with staff to tailor interactive sessions, tied to Language Arts and Social Studies curricula. “If, during the course of a visit,” says Kathleen, “if even one student sees him or herself as a writer, it’s been a great day.”

Presentation Topics

  • Writing Processes
  • Writing Fiction vs. Nonfiction
  • Growing as a Writer
  • Research
  • Family History as Story

Presentation Formats

  • Group Presentation
  • Book Chat
  • Mentorship
  • Writing Workshop/Residency
  • Read Aloud

Kathleen responded to students with an intimate, personalized, meaningful dialogue and shared her personal writing experience with openness and respect.

Michele Linse

Librarian, Victor Primary School

Speaking Engagements

Kathleen is available for both in-person and virtual visits, centered on her writing life, definition of success, and the perseverance required in an industry where there are no guarantees.

In 2016, with colleague Elizabeth Falk, she presented “Opening Doors: Creating Moments of Transformation” at the New York State Reading Association Annual Conference.