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School Visits     

Due to COVID-19, all in-person school visits are suspended at this time. 

 

I do offer Virtual Author Visits! Feel free to contact me to plan a video call with your classroom, Scout troop, camp or community group. More information can be found further down this page!

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Events Suspended

Due to COVID-19, all in-person events are currently on hold. Thank you for understanding! If you would like to connect with me for a virtual event, please visit my contact page. You can reference the bottom of this page for virtual options.

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I really liked the presentation that Katie Slivensky did. She was engaging and was really opened up to the audience. She talked to us like a normal conversation. She was telling us how publishing a book was done, and what she liked. It was really exciting and fun the whole time. I’m reading the book, and she matches my sci-fi interest. I can’t stop turning pages. She is an amazing author and super awesome! She even did a few experiments and taught us about force and motion. She is unbelievable! 

 

- Olivia, 5th grade, Michigan

Katie Slivensky is amazingly knowledgeable about just about everything, and a true joy to have as a guest speaker! When speaking to my class, she answered their questions in depth, and seemed to have an answer for every question, teaching us about all the scientific discoveries and theories to date, from the expansion of the universe to black holes! Yet she explained in a way that made all the information so comprehensible that, although my students are English Language Learners, they were understanding and asking follow-up questions- enthralled by the information. The only question asked after meeting Ms. Slivensky was, “Can she come talk to us again?”

 

-Kate Moore, ESL 5th Grade Teacher

 Somerset School, North Plainfield, NJ

It was wonderful having Katie join us at Kinawa School in Okemos, MI. She immediately had the students enthralled and engaged in the presentation. Teachers loved that she shared a great science demonstration with student volunteers and tied it all back to writing and following your passions. Anyone would be lucky to have Katie come to their school.

 

- Cyndi Webster, Teacher Librarian

Okemos Public Schools, MI

Visit Options     

Virtual visits via Skype, Zoom, or Google:

  • Meet the Author - 20 minutes

    • Q&A about my novels, writing, and/or science topics of choice!

      • Science topics can include astronomy, paleontology, zoology, meteorology, physics, evolution, and more!

    • First session FREE for groups of up to 50 participants! Additional sessions $75 per session, with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need.

  • Meet the Author - 50 minutes

    • How does my training as a scientist help me to write books? Did I really fall off a cliff looking for fossils, like my bio says? Or separate help fighting rhinos at age 13? Join me for a behind-the-scenes look at how I develop my novels, how I landed my adventurous career as a science educator, and what I'm working on next.

    • Includes Q&A session about my novels, writing, and/or science topics of choice.

      • Science topics can include astronomy, paleontology, zoology, meteorology, physics, evolution, and more!

    • $185 rate per session (each session for groups of up to 50 participants), with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need.

  • Writing Workshop - 50 minutes

    • Creative writing takes practice and mindfulness. In this workshop, we will examine how to generate stories and characters through fun exercises designed to challenge our skills, expand our creative thinking, and most importantly, explore what makes each of us unique storytellers.

    • Modifiable for any age range.

    • $185 rate per session (each session for groups of up to 50 participants), with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need.

 

In-Person visits (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19):

  • Author Presentation: The Science of Writing

    • How the basic principles behind physics and engineering can be applied to writing!

    • Recommended for grades 3-8

    • 50 minutes in length

    • Can run as a classroom/library presentation or as a full auditorium-style presentation

    • Includes a behind-the-scenes look at my career background and what I'm working on next, as well as a Q&A session.

  • Writing Workshop: Creating Characters

    • Students will create their own cast of characters to star in an action-packed story!

    • 1-hour in length

    • Fun and fresh writing exercises

    • Appropriate for grades 3-6

  • Writing Workshop: Story Generation

    • Students will delve into where stories come from and learn how to start their own.

    • 1-hour in length

    • Thought-provoking writing exercises

    • Appropriate for grades 6-12

  • Signings

    • All in-person visits include a signing session upon request.

    • Recommendation: Contact your local bookstore to place book orders in advance.

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