Author Visits and Events
I love visiting schools and talking to students about books and the writing process.
Before I became a writer, I was an outdoor educator, a classroom teacher, and the Associate Curator of Education for a zoo. I offer presentations and writing workshops that are informative, fun, and age appropriate.
I have visited students around the country, including California, Oregon, Wisconsin, Maryland, and New York. I even spent a week talking with readers in Singapore! In addition to school and library visits, I have given workshops to kids and adults, and I am on the faculty at the Highlights Foundation.
Click here for details and rates on my presentations and writing workshops. As COVID impacts our schools & libraries and in-person visits are not an option, I’m available for virtual events. Please contact me for more information.
To book presentations/workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Debbi’s visit to our school was very well-received by all the K-4th grade teachers and students. Teachers described her presentation as ‘Engaging.’ ‘She kept the attention of the students.’ ‘Fantastic!’ Debbi’s presentations were spot on at each grade level. I strongly recommend Debbi Michiko Florence to any school interested in a delightful author presentation.”
–Joy Blongewicz, Teacher-Librarian, Marion Cross Elementary School, Norwich, VT
“I highly recommend Debbi Michiko Florence as a speaker/teacher in the classroom or at a conference. She presented a three-hour workshop on chapter books for our SCBWI group with just the right blend of useful information and hands-on activities. All of our members walked away inspired and motivated to write!”
–Jody Casella, Regional Advisor, SCBWI Ohio Central South
“Debbi was spot-on with her presentation to our students, discussing the writing process and sharing ideas with them to inspire them in their writing. It was especially valuable for them to hear from a real-life author how much revising and rewriting is done before a book gets published. Our hard-working writers, and their teachers, appreciated the lesson in perseverance. The best proof that Debbi’s visit was a success? Debbi’s Jasmine Toguchi books are the most requested books in the library! I love that her visit inspired both our writers and readers.”
–Jill Fayan, Library Media Specialist, Jeffrey Elementary School, Madison, CT
“Debbi is a warm, engaging, and educational presenter. She was creative with her presentation and involved the group with an educational activity that the students loved. She was a favorite of both the students and the educators who attended the program. We’ll always invite her back!”
–Allison Escoto, Head Librarian, The Center for Fiction, Brooklyn, NY