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Program name: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book
Program category: Media- Photography
Nature- Animals
Program length: 1 1/2 hours
Audience level: Family
Audience size: 30 maximum
Program description: In this author visit, Lori Adams, presents the story of the creation of the children’s non-fiction book “Triops – a very unusual creature” from the development of the idea, collaboration between two authors, research involved, raising of Triops, writing involved and layout and printing of the book. Using the book as an example, she will highlight the typical structures used by authors in non-fiction writing (table of contents, glossary, index etc.) She will highlight pages that illustrate non-fiction conventions in expository writing such as description, comparison, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Triops or other acquatic creatures will be displayed for observation. As the photographer, she will explain how she captured the life cycle of Triops from hatching eggs through death of these creatures in both her kitchen and professional studio. She will demonstrate how photographs are taken with a professional set. Using the digital process, she shoots directly to a computer and images are projected for all to see. She will explain how she selects photographs, and interprets draft text. Samples of close-up photography of other creatures – butterflies, caterpillars, newts are also presented. Images created during the visit will be emailed to the librarians.
Space/special requirements: Table for projection, table for display. Dark enough room for projection.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $2.00
Notes about the fee: Discount for multiple programs (family and adult or multiple family programs)
Other notes: 2.00 per mile for miles about 30 miles from zip code 12533.
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Program last updated: 08/26/2009
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Lori Adams
Phone: 845-227-3775
Mailing address: 15 Hosner Mountain Road
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
E-mail address:
Website: &
Previous appearances at: North Castle Public Library, Desmond-Fish Library, Millbrook Library, East Fishkill Library, Patterson Library
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Performer information last updated: 04/09/2010


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