Performers and Programs

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Stage name: Brian Heinz
Performer name: Brian Heinz
Phone: 631 929-8148
Mailing address: 1 Sylvan Drive
Wading River, NY 11792
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Albert Prodell Middle School, Suffolk School Library Media Conference, James Wilson Young Middle School, Bayport, NY, Norwood Avenue School, Northport, NY, Greenfield Elementary School, Greenfield Circle, NY
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Information last updated: 04/26/2015

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The Book: From Writer to Reader Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Using a large road-map style mural board, award-winning author Brian Heinz leads the audience through the arduous journey from a raw idea to a finished manuscript to the final book. Concrete visuals include working journals, rough copies, the artist's visual dummy, final art, layouts, text galleys, press negatives, 4-color separations, unbound covers, page signatures, and finished bound books. The program includes dynamic and animated oral story-telling and humorous true anecdotes about encounters with wild animals while researching his nature-oriented books on location in wilderness environments - dogsled trips at 20 below zero, chased by grizzly bears, and lifted on the horns of a bighorn sheep to name a few.
$1001- $3000
Great Opening Pages: A Writers Workshop Literature- Creative Writing
A true nuts and bolts interactive writer’s workshop for grades 3 and up. Covers topics like: The 4 Critical elements on Opening Pages (character, setting, verb/action, the problem or conflict.) Use of sensory detail and a sensory web. How to engage the reader. The dead word graveyard. Revision and Editing Techniques (What are the primary targets?) Attending students will interactively work on a piece for revision to illustrate the concepts presented. The students will be treated as if they are young professional writers. The program includes a nine-page handout for all attending teachers
$1001- $3000
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