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Daphne Benedis-Grab Author Visit Kit

Current home
New York, New York, United States of America

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Daphne is the author of the middle grade books Clementine for Christmas and The Angel Tree, described by Booklist as “a little gift to readers.” Her short stories have appeared in American Girl Magazine and she also published two young adult books, one of which was an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She earned an MFA at The New School and is an adjunct professor at McDaniel College, as well as a former high school history teacher.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Daphne offers a PowerPoint presentation entitled “Using What You Love to Create Your Story” for groups of up to fifty students that includes a Q&A and lasts approximately an hour. She is also available to do writing and revision workshops with smaller groups, as well as readings and book signings. She can tailor her program to fit the needs of an individual school and her talks are best suited to grades 3–8.

Conference and Festival Appearances

Daphne enjoys speaking at conferences and festivals, crafting a talk to the needs of the conference or offering thoughts on reading, writing and revision. She is also happy to participate on panels and in breakout sessions.

Virtual Visits

Daphne is available for 20-minute Skype Q&As with small groups who have read her book. 

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Daphne needs a computer and large screen for her PowerPoint presentation. For workshops she requires a large writing space such as a dry erase board or easel of paper.

Honorarium

For rates and fees please fill out our Author Request form and the Author Visits Manager will respond shortly.

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