I love visiting schools and meeting the kids. It is the next best thing to teaching. Many kids are curious about a career in the arts, and I love to encourage this in my presentations. I use a projector to show finished work, illustrations-in-progress, and storyboard and character development.
All presentations are age-appropriate, and we always cover the basics: how does an author or illustrator get started? How do you bring words to life with pictures? Is it easy create a character? What’s it like to work with art directors or editors? What’s a portfolio?
All presentations are between 45-55 minutes long. I present for 30-40 minutes and allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A. Group sizes vary from just one class to an entire grade level. For elementary school, I prefer to present to slightly smaller groups (less than 200.)
Screen, stool, and microphone for large groups.
Please contact me at salima@salimaalikhan. net for rates. Maximum four presentations per day.
I ask for 10-15 minute breaks between presentations and 30 minutes for lunch.
Any of my Pelican titles—The Pied Piper of Austin, Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas and Lawyer’s Week Before Christmas—are available from Pelican Publishing Company at a 40% discount when sold in conjunction with an author/illustrator visit.
For more information about having me visit your school or Pelican’s discount and return policy, please contact the School Sales Manager at 1-800-843-17234 ext. 319, or email@example.com
To contact me directly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org