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
A.S. King has spoken about many subjects to many people of many ages in schools, libraries, and educational institutions 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 two descriptions of her programming and a lot of nice things people have said about her visits. A full menu of Amy's speaking topics for adults, educators, and communities as well as program descriptions of her school presentations will soon be available on the new Authors Unbound page.
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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.
School Presentations for All Ages
Amy's most popular Middle and High School presentation:
How to Write a Good Life
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.