Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Author / Illustrator Visit
Program category: Literature- Authors
Literature- Other
Visual Arts- Drawing
Program length: Up to 4 presentations / day
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: About 90-150, depending on venue
Program description: In my programs I take students through the process of writing and illustrating picture books, with a special emphasis on my current projects and my use of technology. We'll talk about how authors and illustrators get their ideas and how a manuscript is created, revised, illustrated, and eventually turned into a book.

For a detailed description of my author visits, please go to:

Space/special requirements: Digital LCD projector to project images from my laptop onto the screen. Screen. Dark room. Microphone, if room is large.
Travel restrictions: None, although if visit is far from Albany, it helps to group multiple visits together.
Program fee: $1001- $3000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.50
Notes about the fee: Fee is for a full day of presentations, and is dependent on the details of the visit.
Other notes: Hotel for night before the date of visit is required if visit location is 2 hours or more from Albany
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 04/12/2012
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Author/Illustrator Visit
Performer name: Matthew McElligott
Phone: 5187670915
Mailing address: 279 Jericho Rd.
Selkirk, NY 12158
E-mail address:
Performer's agent: Christy McElligott (wife)
Previous appearances at: For a full up-to-date list, visit
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Performer information last updated: 06/09/2018


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