FREE Virtual Author Programs for Readers Ages 5-13

The Nocturnals SEL Workshop 

In The Nocturnals SEL Program: Learning Courage Through Stories, Tracey Hecht explores the meaning of courage in The Slithery Shakedown and connects it to readers' real life examples.
We recommend our Listening Ears Crafts (to encourage respectful listening) and our SEL Guide to lead book-specific discussions on Kindness, Courage, and Honesty.
Listening Ears Activity
SEL Guide
The Nocturnals Writing Workshop
In The Nocturnals Writing Workshop, Tracey Hecht discusses inspiration, character development, and voice.
Recommended for ages 7-11 and runs 23 minutes.
Tracey Hecht Workshop Preview
Program Overview
Pippa Park Raises Her Game Writing Workshop 
In the Pippa Park Raises Her Game Writing Workshop, Erin Yun discusses how to write your own retelling, how to create your own characters, and point of view.
We recommend patrons to follow along with our How to Write a Retelling Worksheet. 
Recommended for ages 8-12 and runs 25 minutes.
Erin Yun Workshop Preview
Program Overview

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