Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Virtual ShopTalk: A How-To on Gathering Funding and Building Meaningful Curriculum for School Visits: A Collaborative Approach

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 15, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From state and national grants to funding from local cultural councils, in this workshop, author-illustrator and educator Amanda Davis will review the multitude of ways you can work with educators, librarians, etc. to help them find sources to fund an author-illustrator visit with you! Amanda will show examples of ways you can work with educators to create meaningful lessons before, during, and after your visit based on projects she completed with her own students in connection with visits from authors/illustrators. Amanda will also cover miscellaneous items you may need to complete in preparation for your school visit such as a CORI background check, supplying invoices, and registering for a taxpayer identification number in order to receive payment for your visit.


Presenter bio: Amanda Davis is a teacher, artist, writer, and innovator who uses her words and pictures to light up the world with kindness. Amanda is the author of the award-winning picture book, 30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag, Moonlight Memories (summer, 2023) and a yet to be announced forthcoming title. She also has poetry and illustrations featured in The Writers’ Loft Anthology: Friends & Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children and is a recipient of the Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Most Promising Picture Book Manuscript Grant. Amanda has over ten years of experience as a classroom teacher and was selected as Massachusetts Secondary Art Educator of the Year. When she’s not busy creating, you can find her sipping tea, petting dogs, and exploring the natural wonders of The Bay State with her family and her rescue pup, Cora.


THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR ALL SCBWI MEMBERS. $10 for Non-members. A recording will be available for those who register for a month after the event.