Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Tom Riley
Phone: 845-300-4296
Mailing address: 2 Gerlach Drive
New City, NY 10956
E-mail address: totrwriter@aol.com
Previous appearances at: New City, Quinnipiac University, Irish Cultural .Center of New England, Haverstraw, Valley Hospital, NJ
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 05/13/2014

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS Genealogy,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 2 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
$201- $350
THE ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS History
I DO A LECTURE/VIDEO ON THE LARGEST MASS MOVEMENT OF CHILDREN IN AMERICAN HISTORY. I WROTE 2 BOOKS ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS. THE BOOKS ARE ABOUT THE 273,000 CHILDREN WHO WERE SENT ON "ORPHAN TRAINS" FROM NEW YORK CITY BETWEEN 1854-1929. THE 19TH CENTURY COULD BE A BRUTAL TIME FOR CHILDREN. WHEN PARENTS LOST A JOB OR BECAME ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL, THEIR CHILDREN WERE THE FIRST TO SUFFER. I ALSO DISCUSS THE GREAT WORK DONE BY TEMPERANCE AGENCIES IN AISING CHILDREN DURING THIS TIME.
$201- $350
BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR Literature- Other
Each child receives an album and hundreds of stamps and learns the history of postal services from a book I wrote. They soak stamps off paper and mount dry stamps into their albums. They are shown rare stamps and learn valuations. At the end of a 45 minute session they have a hobby that could last a lifetime and an album filled with stamps.
$201- $350
BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR-Each child receives an album and hundreds of stamps. They soak stamps off paper and mount dry stamps. They see rare stamps and are given pen-pals. They learn the history of postal services from a book I wrote. Stamp Collecting is the world's most popular hobby. Adults love my program. They learn the history of postal services and the intricacies of stamp collecting.
$101- $200
How to Write Articles For Fun and Profit Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing
I am an author and a writer/photographer. I write for RIVERTOWN magazine which has a circulation of 70,000 readers. I teach people how to target their article and how to appeal to editors. I hone their writing skills and point out grammatical errors and things to avoid. I teach them to be passionate about what they write and to know their subject. My friend is a publisher and he speaks from the editor'publisher viewpoint. Together we have a lively panel discussion and people leave motivated to write articles with new enthusiasm.
$201- $350
HOW TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR FUN AND PROFIT Literature- Authors
I HAVE WRITTEN OVER 1,500 ARTICLE. I TEACH PARTICIPANTS TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR LOCAL PUBLICATIONS ABOUT SUBJECTS THEY KNOW ABOUT. I TEACH THEM HOW TO USE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TO ENHANCE THEIR ARTICLES. I TEACH THEM HOW TO GAIN WRITING EXPERIENCE AND MONEY FROM WRITING FOR THE INTERNET. I TEACH THEM HOW TO GET A BOOK PUBLISHED AT NO COST. STUDENTS DISCUSS WORK THEY ARE PRESENTLY WORKING ON AND HOW TO TARGET NEW AUDIENCES.
$201- $350
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