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, and navigating safe relationships, 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.
On Being a Superhero
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."
School presentation subject matter: Friendships, feelings, nature, stars, pollution, history, 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.
SKYPE AND VIDEO CONFERENCING
Worldwide Access Through Video
A.S. King also participates in video conferences to your classroom, library, or book group. She has cyber-visited more than100 schools and libraries worldwide.
The button below is for Scholastic events--who will handle any question you have about virtual visits into elementary and middle schools.
** If you are a high school or university, please contact me via A.S. King Events by clicking the "Get In Touch" button above! Thanks! **