What do you want in an author visit? Someone who delivers content relevant to your students and curriculum. Someone entertaining who knows how to talk to kids. That’s what Bruce Hale can deliver. As a professional speaker and member of the National Speakers Association (the premier organization for professional speakers), he’s all about making your visit day a success — and a fun one!
Bruce Hale is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, from picture books and easy readers to tween novels. His popular titles include Clark the Shark, Big Bad Detective Agency, and the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries. A popular presenter, he is a Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling, and has spoken at libraries, conferences, and schools from New York to New Delhi. Bruce lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Dream Big Author Assembly
A blend of character education, stand-up comedy, and pro-literacy message, this highly interactive assembly includes:
- Storytelling from one of Bruce’s books;
- Audiovisual presentation about his journey from reluctant reader to author;
- Question and answer session with the audience; and
- A brief cartooning lesson.
Although the basic presentation remains similar, Bruce will alter it for different grades to be age-specific.
Story Power Writing Workshop
Grades 3-6; 100 students max
Energize your writing program by introducing your students to the fundamentals of story writing in a fun, lively format. This interactive workshop includes storytelling, the creative process, basic story elements, and the creation of a group story right on the spot.