Let award – winning author and storytelling podcast host inspire and encourage your students to discover the joy of reading, writing, telling and listening to stories, through her engaging and interactive school visits.

 To reserve a date, email her at Kathleen@kathleenpelley.com

Speaking

Kathleen is an experienced and popular presenter, who encourages and inspires her audiences to gain a greater appreciation for the power of stories to help them tap into their own creativity and to discover how literacy skills are linked to life skills.  She has been invited to speak on a variety of literacy related topics to audiences of all ages at schools, libraries, and church groups, as well as at literacy conferences, teachers’ workshops, university classes, and fundraisers. Some of her previous bookings include:

  • Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA)
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator
  • Children’s Literature Classes at Regis University and Denver University (student teachers)
  • Women’s College, DU (Writer’s Group)
  • Children’s Hospital (Supporters and Benefactors)
  • Denver Public Library (Reach Out and Read Volunteers)
  • Douglas County Libraries (Keynote Speaker for Staff Development Day)
  • Child Welfare League of America 2015 National Conference (Keynote Luncheon Speaker) Washington, D.C.
  • International School of Bombay, India.

AUTHOR VISITS FOR STUDENT LEARNING

The Art and Heart
of the Picture Book

K-1st grade - 20 MINUTES SESSION
Kathleen begins by sharing with children what an author and illustrator do, how she gets her ideas for her books, and a little bit about the writing process. She finishes up with a reading of her book and a Q and A.  She will also leave teachers with a follow up activity sheet.
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Picture Book as Prayer

1st - 2nd Grade - 30 MINUTES SESSION
Kathleen will begin with by sharing how she became an author and how she gets her ideas for her books. Using examples from many of her picture books, she will show what a picture book and prayer have in common. She will finish up with a Q and A, which will include some tips on the writing process.
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Writers’ Roots

1st - 2nd Grade - 30 MINUTES SESSION
Kathleen will share her writer’s “roots”—exploring how her childhood in Scotland and Ireland led to her becoming a writer, a reader, a teller and a listener of stories. She will finish with some tips on how to keep your writer’s roots nourished and watered.
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Journey with Story

1st - 2nd Grade - 30 MINUTES SESSION
Using her latest book (or another if the teacher has a preference) Kathleen explores how stories are like journeys. What do we take in our suitcases? What obstacles might we meet? Will there be diversions? What are our favorite parts? What souvenirs will we bring back? These are some of the questions that form part of this thought provoking and popular presentation that encourages students to discover their own “story suitcases.”
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AUTHOR VISITS FOR STUDENT LEARNING

Linking Literature to Life

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness | 1st - 2nd Grade - 30 MINUTES SESSION

The Giant King

An Original Scottish Fable that celebrates kindness, peacemaking, inclusiveness, building community and the importance of belonging.

Published by The Child Welfare League of America

Using her latest book (or another if the teacher has a preference) Kathleen explores how stories are like journeys. What do we take in our suitcases? What obstacles might we meet? Will there be diversions? What are our favorite parts? What souvenirs will we bring back? These are some of the questions that form part of this thought provoking and popular presentation that encourages students to discover their own “story suitcases.”
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Now booking for the 2021-2022 School Year. Virtual visit options available

Kathleen is an experienced and popular presenter, who encourages and inspires her audiences to gain a greater appreciation for the power of stories to help them tap into their own creativity and to discover how literacy skills are linked to life skills. She has been invited to speak on a variety of literacy related topics to audiences of all ages at schools, libraries, and church groups, as well as at literacy conferences, teachers’ workshops, university classes, and fundraisers. Some of her previous bookings include:

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