Bring the Author or Illustrator into Your School
School visits from authors and illustrators are a great way to encourage literacy, bring books to life, and allow students to view themselves as creators.
Our author and illustrator are available for school, library, and bookstore events around the country. At Mighty Fortress Press, our author and illustrator offer a wide variety of workshops, talks, and events, and can work with a range of budgets. If you would like to bring a book creator into your classroom or library, please contact us.
If you would like to set up a school, library, bookstore, museum, or kid's cafe event, please contact Eunice Kang at mightyfortresspress AT gmail DOT com. When contacting us, here are some questions to consider:
- What is your budget for this event? Authors charge a wide range of honoraria for their visits. You should expect to cover travel expenses plus an agreed-upon honorarium for any visit you are planning.
- Are you looking for someone local? Our author and illustrator currently live in Los Angeles, California. If the event is in or near Los Angeles, the honorarium is likely to be smaller, since you won’t have to cover as many travel expenses.
- What kind of visit do you want? Do you want someone who will do a series of small workshops, or someone who can present to your whole school at once? An in-person visit or a virtual visit? How old will your students be?
- What is your timeline? Do you have a set date or are you flexible? Start planning your visit as early as possible to minimize the chance of a date conflict with your author or illustrator.
We encourage schools and libraries to order books in advance of any scheduled visit so students have time to familiarize themselves with the author or illustrator's work. This leads to a more meaningful visit for both students and book creators. MIGHTY FORTRESS PRESS offers special discounts on books ordered for author visits. Please contact us at mightyfortresspress AT gmail DOT com for ordering information.