School Talks

 

Are you a teacher or librarian? I am available for school and library talks, and we don’t even have to be in the same city to make it happen. I’m happy to appear in your classroom via Skype or Google Hangouts, too! I have experience speaking in front of groups large and small, from kindergarten-age to middle school to high school to college to adults, and I can tailor my talk for as long as you would like. I would also be happy to lead a creative writing workshop with students.

Email me at dallaswoodburn@gmail.com to schedule a school visit or a virtual author talk via Skype!

My Fees

Testimonials

Experience

 

Testimonials

  • “Thanks so much for all you do to support and stimulate an interest in writing in younger students. Our daughter has become so interested in writing, primarily I believe on the basis of her interactions with you.” – Phil & Annette Brown
  • “Thank you for taking time to share your passion with children who truly need it the most. After talking with the other teachers, the only way we can describe how our students reacted was magical. I have never seen so many students here take pride in what they have written. I sincerely hope you find time next school year to pay us a visit.” — Carolyn Loughridge, teacher
  • “Dallas Woodburn is my pen-pal and also my writing buddy and friend. She believes in me and I would not be writing today if I have never met her.” — Daniel, 17, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • “You were a great speaker at our Career Day. You really inspired me to make my poems come to life. As soon as I got home I wrote even more poems.” — Rosie, 14, Oxnard, California
  • “Thank you for coming to our class. I had fun writing the story in my journal. I also liked when you read the class the book that you made. It was really funny.” — Cameron, 9, Ventura, California
  • “Dear Dallas, Thank you so much for your talents and inspirational words. You really motivated my students this year to keep writing. I see them reading your books and they feel now they can do it, too.” — Ms. Koo, 93rd Street School
  • “Thank you for presenting a great writing lesson and experience for our students. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and talk about your beginning writing experience.” — Mrs. Thompson, 3rd grade teacher, Poinsettia Elementary School

  • “Dallas: As always, you were fun and inspiring — thanks for sharing.” — Anne Morningstar, Cabrillo Middle School
  • “Dear Dallas, Thank you so much for coming to talk to my class. I really liked how you talked about setting goals; now I know how to achieve mine better. Thanks again.” — Carly Murray, 7th grade
  • “Thank you so much for coming to our classroom. I loved the writing activity. I hope you come back.” — Miguela, 5th grade
  • “Dear Dallas, Thank you for spending your time to teach us how to write and how to overcome discouragement. I thought that the writing project was cool! I loved you coming!” — Mason, 3rd grade
  • You inspired me. I love writing and you’ve said things that made me want to write a whole collection!” — Shira, 3rd grade
  • “Thank you so much for telling our class about writing! I love to write, too, and I’m determined to become a writer. Thank you for sharing your determination with me!” — Hannah, 7th grade
  • “You inspired me to start writing. I would love to publish and write books now that I’ve seen what you can do! Thank you!” — Clare, 6th grade
  • “Dear Dallas, I had a great time with you. Your book was great. You are so enthusiastic. We loved you and thanks again.” — Sincerely, Wesley
  • “Dear Dallas, Thank you so much for coming and talking to our class about writing. I loved the writing activity that we did. The writing topics, with details on the board, was very helpful. Thanks again!” — Natalie, 7th grade
  • “Thank you for coming. You write amazing books. You taught me that writing can be fun. Now I really like to write. I hope you come again.” — Amy, 4th grade
  • “I really liked the book that you read to us. Maybe I should be a writer when I grow up!” — Anna, 3rd grade

Experience

  • Keynote Speaker at the Southern Expressions Writers Conference
  • Keynote Speaker at Ventura County Reading Association Literacy Awards Brunch
  • Keynote Speaker at the Ventura County Writers Club meeting (twice)
  • Workshop leader at the 2011 Winter Wheat Festival of Writing (Bowling Green State University)
  • Panel Moderator at Santa Barbara Writers Conference
  • Santa Barbara Book Festival
  • Duarte (Calif.) Book Festival
  • Ventura Festival of Books
  • Ventura Unified School District Storyfest
  • Cal Lutheran Author’s Faire
  • Jack London Writing Camp
  • Girls, Inc. of Santa Barbara
  • Thousand Oaks Rotary Club
  • Santa Paula Rotary Club
  • Ventura Kiwanis Club
  • Ventura Soroptimists Club
  • Cabrillo Middle School
  • Frank Intermediate School
  • Windermere Middle School
  • Poinsettia Elementary School
  • Rose Avenue Elementary School
  • Junipero Serra Elementary School
  • Rancho Rosal School
  • CAPE Charter School
  • 93rd Street School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Pierpont Elementary School
  • Lillian Larsen Elementary School
  • Tierra Linda Elementary School
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