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This school year, I am offering in-person and virtual visits. (The virtual visits are shorter than the in-person visits.) Iʼm happy to adapt a presentation or workshop to the specific needs of a classroom. All sessions involve a question and answer period.

For elementary grades, I focus on my recent book of riddle poems, So Imagine Me, and my poems in the anthology, Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things.

For grades K - 2, I share my love of reading and read two to three poems. I include stories (where did the crow poem come from?), a puppet (what better way to talk about a squirrelʼs tail?) and sometimes a collaborative writing activity. 20 to 30 minutes.

For grades 3 - 5, I share my love of reading, my writing journals, and my writing process, including drafts and where I find my ideas. I read three to five poems, accompanied by stories about the writing life. Depending on time and the class, we might write riddles or work from my bag of strange and unusual objects. 30 to 40 minutes.

For grades 6 and up, I focus on my books of poetry for adults and children, and sometimes a current project.

For grades 6 - 8, I share my love of reading and my obsessive journalling! I read two to four poems and talk about where I find my ideas, my writing routine, the writing and editing process, and what I do when I get stuck. I often include some collaborative writing activities for these classes. 30 to 50 minutes.

For grades 9 - 12, I share my love of reading and my obsessive journalling but talk in more detail about publishing and the many kinds of writing I’ve done. (I’ve also written freelance pieces for magazines and newspapers, book reviews, short stories, essays and occasionally have been a guest blogger.) I read some poems or prose, discuss how I find my ideas, and show them my drafts. I share editing techniques and some writing strategies that work for me, especially when I’m stuck. I treat writing as a vocation-choice some students might be thinking about already or make for themselves somewhere down life’s road. 30 to 50 minutes.

A good combination for a dayʼs visit, is three presentations in the morning, followed by an afternoon creative writing workshop for up to 15 eager writers. I am available Monday to Friday. During the winter, please note that I prefer not to travel long distances.

My fees are $300.00 plus expenses for a full day, in-person visit. For a virtual visit, $150.00 for 60 minutes (this can be divided into two 30 minute presentations).

You can book me through the NB Writers in the Schools Program (WISP) or contact me at lynn@lynndavies.ca.



Some Feedback

“It is easy to see that Lynn enjoys her Author visits just as much as the students do! She obviously puts a lot of time and effort into the preparation of her presentations, and she instinctively knows how to spark the students ‘interest and encourage their participation. Her presentations were a topic of conversation among students and staff for quite some time, and they wanted to know when she was coming back - high praise indeed!”
Sandy Barry (retired),
New Maryland Elementary School Library, Fredericton
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“Taught me different strategies and I was able to write more than usual.”
Student,
The Write Stuff, Saint John
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“I never really noticed before how easy it was to just start writing.”
Student,
The Write Stuff, Saint John
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"Lynn Davies was a wonderful and very appreciated guest poet in our classroom via Zoom. The students were totally delighted and engaged by Lynn's riddle style poems. In fact, they wanted her to read more poems, and many of the students happily shared their own riddle poems with Lynn."
Genny Redman
K-7 Teacher
Thetis Island Elementary School, B.C.


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