THOUGHT-PROVOKING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR ALL AGES
“A.S. King is an award winning author and compelling speaker. Both her life and novels stand as great examples of strong women excelling in life.” James Blasingame, ASU, AZ, Past-President, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE
Though most of her books are geared for age 14 and up, Amy has spoken about many subjects to many ages in schools and libraries around the world. She's pretty sure her mission on Earth is to empower people, whether it was her years teaching adults how to read or her message to high school students about their futures and their "personal suitcases."
These days, most of her school presentations center around life skills, bullying, self-esteem, navigating safe relationships, facing trauma, and the importance of talking openly about mental health, but she can talk about anything, really. Below are a few basic programs Amy can present and a lot of nice things people have said about her visits. Feel free to send any questions you may have about Amy's school visits or fees by clicking the button under the presentation you are interested in.
Zoom, Google Meet? Bring A.S. King into your classroom!
Times have changed for now and Amy is available more than ever for Zoom or Google Meet visits into classrooms, libraries, community groups, and for your professional development needs.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis Amy has continued to offer online student visits from elementary to grad school-aged students at the same reasonable rate she's offered for a decade.
NEW OFFERINGS FOR ONLINE:
One-hour-long writing workshops, including the A.S. King Character Creation Wizard ™.
Intellectual Freedom Zoom!
It doesn't have to be Banned Books Week to get Amy into your classroom / library to talk to students about their freedom to read, banned books, why it's important to VOTE, why intellectual freedom matters, and how to work inside your community to protect it.
You can do it any time because Amy will talk about this any time of year, catered to any age group.
2022 will see a new Middle Grade book dealing with this topic.
How a Can of Succotash (and Three English Teachers) Made Me a Writer
An Exploration of Your Personal Suitcase
A 40-60 minute high-energy assembly, classroom, or library program. Amy asks students to consider their past experiences, including trauma, and explains how they can shape their future and learn from mistakes rather than be defined by them. This is the popular "Who packs your suitcase?" presentation that has helped tens of thousands of students take control of who they allow in their decision-making space. Recommended for grades 8-12.
MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISITS
2017 saw the publication of Amy's first Middle Grade novel, Me and Marvin Gardens. "In her most personal novel yet,
Printz Honor Award winner Amy Sarig King reveals a boy-meets-animal story unlike any other, about a friendship that could actually save the world, and a kid finding the courage to share it."
2019 saw publication of The Year We Fell From Space, a novel about stars, divorce, and resilience. Called "The most important piece of literature to read this year."
2022 will see Amy's third Middle Grade novel--an exploration of intellectual freedom well beyond book banning.
School presentation subject matter: Friendships, feelings, nature, stars, pollution, history, intellectual freedom, and plenty of Q&A for curious readers.
LIFE OF AN AUTHOR
Exciting Students & Writers Through Career Conversation
A one to two hour long discussion and Q&A about the life of a published author and publishing business. For writer's groups and conferences, consider 'Finding Your Writer's Middle Finger: An examination of persistence, voice, and breaking traditional writing rules' based on Amy's popular blog series.
KEYNOTES, LECTURES, AND CONFERENCE EVENTS
Engaging Keynotes, Educational Panels, and Lectures
Amy is an experienced speaker, panelist, and workshop leader. She has spoken at national events including the National Book Festival, American Library Association's Annual Conference, National Council of Teachers of English, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, many state library and ELA educator conferences, and literary festivals around the world. She also speaks to larger organizations in the field of mental health and runs professional development for teachers and other professionals.
She is known as a passionate, personal speaker who weaves her life experience into lectures that explore the wider implications of art, the artist's life, and who we are truly serving with our work.