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Program Information

Program name: Workshops/Residency on Writing Process and Illustrating Children's Books
Program category: Literature- Creative Writing
Literature- Authors
Visual Arts- Drawing
Program length: 50- 60 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 1 - 2 classes together
Program description: Writing/Art in the classroom. For a more intimate hands-on setting, teachers often combine classes(one or two depending on size) to focus on the writing/illustrating aspects of creating a childrens' book, whether it is a novel or picture book. Materials passed around in this workshop for a personal experience and therefore exposing students up close to what is like to be an author/artist of books. Participation in making a book dummy for each student. I do an age-appropriate reading of my work. I write for all ages: Fiction, young stories, poetry, non-fiction, cookbooks,chapter books and novels.
Space/special requirements: Teachers like to do this in the classroom or library - informal setting or space. I find this particularly gratifying since the contact is immediate and up close for the audience.
Travel restrictions: none
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: I get $500 per workshop in schools or other organizations ie. library, museum. Often 3 per day at $1500 and 4 talks for 1800 reduced. But that is negotiable if the organization wants fewer talks. I have also done residencies for 2-3 days in many school districts.
Other notes: Feel free to contact me to discuss the individual needs of your school or organization since I have spoken in many different venues throughout the country as well as locally in NY, Westchester, and Long Island, and also at internationally in schools. My website is:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/07/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Jane Breskin Zalben
Performer name: Jane Zalben
Phone: 516-944-8590
Mailing address: 70 South Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
E-mail address:
Performer's agent: I have one, but not applicable. Contact me directly at my e-mail or home phone number.
Previous appearances at: Nassau Library System/Rene McGrath/children's services, Avenues School in Chelsea/ NYC, Port Washington Library / Joni Simon, librarian, The Barnes Foundation / Philadelphia and the Free Library in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Public Library / Main Branch at Grand Army Plaza
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/07/2016


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