www.authorsandmore.com Carole Weitzel President Email: [email protected] 512 914-2596. What is Authors and More ?. A booking agency for authors, storytellers and other presenters.
A booking agency for authors, storytellers and other presenters.
An agency owned by a librarian who knows what a presenter needs and what a school needs in a presenter.
An agency that will work with you to help you find the right author for your event.
Liaison with the author, publisher, and librarian.
Start your planning
What's your budget
a. Honorarium or fee
b. Travel expenses
1. Flight, car rental, and/or mileage
3. Meals or per Diem
Identify the author or storyteller that best fits your event.
Date: It would be best to have 3 available dates.
If you must have a specific date – are you flexible with the presenter?
Prepare the audience
Publicize the event
Parent Links, emails
Create excitement for the author visit
Read the books
Learn about the author
Check for equipment needs
Is there another school in your district which also wants to schedule the author the same week?
Sometimes an author will discount their fee when they are booked for more than one school in the same week in the same area.
Authors and More can help with booking authors for more than one day from surrounding districts thus saving costs for everyone.
TCA - Texas Commission on the Arts – Anina Moore
PTAs - Be proactive with the PTA , ask to be on the programs committee.
Book Fairs - Tell parents the book fair is raising money to bring authors to the school. Let them know that the profits benefit the students and how you plan to use it.
Most large companies have a grant program
Some of these are listed later in the slides
Capital One: Contributions and partnership
Kohls: Associates in Action http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/Community04D.htm
When a minimum of 5 Kohl associates from one location volunteer for 3 consecutive hours for a youth-serving nonprofit organization, associates help the nonprofit earn a $500 grant.
Target: Arts and culture in schools
Target: Take charge of education
Redcard holders give 5% to the school of their choice on their purchases. Promote this with your parents and staff. Checks are given to the school in September. School's status can be checked online at anytime for the balance.
Wachovia and Wells Fargo
Walmart and Sam's Club Giving Program
American Library Association
Institute of Museum and Library Services
International Reading Association
Lee and Low Books
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Storytelling Network
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
U. S. Department of Education
The Wallace Foundation