As an author and speaker, Varsha Bajaj, visits schools and facilitates workshops for both kids and adults. Her experience ranges from teaching creative writing with Writers in the Schools, to leading small groups, and speaking at conferences.
- Varsha customizes her presentation to meet the particular needs of schools and students.
- A full day presentation at a school would involve 3 presentations varying in length between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the grade level.
- A sponsor’s expense would include honorarium, travel expenses and lodging if applicable. Neighboring schools can share the cost of a full day’s visit.
- Varsha is happy to sign any books that are sold during a school visit. Schools typically order books prior to the visit from the publisher (at a discount) or from a local bookseller.
Some presentations that I have used over the years are:
Rhymes, Counting and Reading (Pre K and K , 1 and 2):
Lively interactive presentation with songs and the kids add a verse to “How many Kisses do you want tonight?”
The Life of a Writer
From the idea to the Library shelf (3rd to 8th grade): the journey from the conception of an idea to the published book.
Kids participate in a “play” and assume the roles of the writer, the editor, the agent, the bookseller etc. to “experience” the process of writing and publishing a book.
It’s not quite the same as being present in person, but Zoom’s the next best thing! If your students have already read one of Varsha’s books, consider arranging a 30 to 45-minute reading and discussion or Q&A for a modest fee.
Libraries, Conferences and Literacy Panels
Varsha is energized and thrilled to be a part of events that spread the joy of reading, writing, and literacy. She will gladly share her thoughts and love of books, the need for representation and diversity in literature.