School Visit Material

These photos are of some of the material I use in my presentations and workshops as a visiting author at middle and high schools. Each pair of exhibit panels shows collections of ephemera from the process of writing two of my novels, A Rumour of Otters and To Race a Dream--maps, research material, photos, character sketches and plot outlines, notes from editors and publishers, letters from young readers, a copy of my first royalty check--and are designed so students can remove the various material from pockets and examine it. I also show examples of my writing from childhood and adolescence to illustrate how an artist develops and grows, and I show revised drafts of poems, short stories and edited manuscript drafts of novels to illustrate the process of writing. This material, too, is available for students to examine.