1/2 DAY VISIT
- 2 hours plus autograph session
FULL DAY VISIT
- 4 hours plus autograph session
- 2 hours family literacy game night
- 1 hour Skype Visit
Thank you for your interest! Below you can read about Jaimie’s presentation topics, testimonials from previous author visits, and the various schools and events Jaimie has attended. Additional fees for travel may apply for visits outside of Brevard County. Contact Jaimie for full disclosure. To pay by check and to discuss which presentation works best for your school, fill out the Contact Form. To book Jaimie for your Writing Conference or Cosplay Convention, click HERE.
45 Minute Presentations – Best for large assemblies
The Power of Words – Grades K-6
In this fun, interactive program, Engle uses her novel Clifton Chase & the Arrow of Light to demonstrate the correlation between world building and people building, because words have power. Students will leave with a clear understanding of the types of bullying and how they can use fiction to find solutions to their problems. A positive focused anti-bullying message.
Finding Your Passion – Grades 6-12
In this presentation, attendees will take a journey through the writing and publication process along with my own personal journey as a writer. This inspirational talk will empower attendees to find their passion, plan their action, and overcome obstacles to achieve success.
Career Day Program – Grades 9-12
Engle shares the many ways to make a living as an author, from ad copy to social media, and encourages students to consider language arts as a career choice.
Finding Ideas & Writing Your Story – Grades 6-12
Engle uses her novels The Dredge & Dreadlands to explain how she creates her novels from ideas that are well researched and outlined to various degrees. While fiction based, students will leave with a clear understanding of the connection between ideas, research, and planning prior to writing.
Story Time – Grades K-3
Engle reads the condensed version of Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light to classrooms and leads students in a discussion on bullying.
45 – 60 Minute Workshops – Prefer no more than 75 students
Elementary through Middle School
All presentations have worksheets available
Writing Your Story – Grades 3-8
In this workshop, attendees will create their own stories in a step-by-step process to include building characters, constructing a plot, and creating a unique world. Students will leave with a complete outline and story start.
Finding Story Ideas – Grades 3-8
Sometimes it’s hard to start writing. Students will learn several ways to find story ideas for fiction and non-fiction and how to cultivate them into stories.
Show, Don’t Tell – Grades 3-8
In this lesson, students will learn several reasons for showing, not telling in fiction, when to know if you should show or tell, and how to develop the concept in storytelling.
Point of View – Grades 3-8
Point of view changes the way a story is written and how the author tells it. Students will study the various points of view and decide which to use, why, and when.
FAMILY NIGHT BONUS
Family Night – Grades K-6
After an introductory presentation about the process of writing her novel, from the idea to publication, Engle encourages families to interact in a fun game of win-lose-or-draw with book titles and-or Live Mad Libs. The focus on the power of words through image will strengthen the message from the morning presentation while providing an entertaining night.
Reading and book signing to follow. (60-120 minutes)
“Jamie Engle is a local author. We just had Jaime at our school and she put on her “Win Lose or Draw with Words” program for our 3rd-6th grade students. They loved her and didn’t want to stop. I highly recommend her if you’re looking for an author visit.”
“Jaimie is willing to come out to your class and tell her story of how Clifton developed into a story and the tenacity it took to get the book published. She can bring books which she will also autograph when students purchase them. While visiting at Quest Elementary School, Jaimie read aloud from the book along with my students. Everyone took a character parts (like Reader’s Theatre) which thoroughly engaged my gifted students who begged us to “just read one more chapter together.”
“Very professional, engaging and laid back! The perfect trifecta! Students loved meeting you and learning about your craft! Our middle-schoolers were truly inspired!”
“Jaimie Engle is my favorite classroom visitor. She establishes rapport quickly and easily with students from 4th through 6th grade and creates activities that educate about the writing process. The kids write with joy and enthusiasm under her tutelage.”
“Palm Bay Elementary School enjoyed a family night with author Jaimie Engle on February 19th. Jaimie has a natural way of drawing students and families into her love of writing. She demonstrated how words “build” others up. We enjoyed her time with us and expect to see her back to provide some writing workshops in the future. ”
“Jaimie’s presence in our Young Writer’s Camps has supported our mission as an organization – to celebrate every student’s unique voice and empower them to be a positive influence in their community. We appreciate you Jaimie! Thanks!”
“Thank you very much for the writing workshops this week in the Melbourne Writing Center of Eastern Florida State College. I have heard nothing but positive comments all week about your writing seminars. Your positive demeanor and conversational presentation style allow the audience to be set at ease, which further allows participants to absorb your wealth of knowledge shared during these sessions. People I talked to felt a connection to you, which prompted their willingness to share their own ideas and ask a range of questions.”