North Texas Teen Book Fair, 2019

North Texas Teen Book Fair, 2019

Upcoming Appearances

Thursday, September 19, 6:30 PM
Cambridge Public Library

We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults With De Novo Center for Justice and Healing and a surprise guest.
Main Library, Lecture Hall
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, September 22, 2 PM
Brooklyn Book Festival

Panel: Not My Homeland- My Home
With Dina Nayeri, The Ungrateful Refugee, City Councilman Carlos Menchaca.
Moderated by BLS Professor Maryellen Fullerton
Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Room Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:30 PM
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference

Panel: Bodies, Power, Prejudice: Educating Youth on Autonomy and Activism through Literature
Moderated by Rob Bittner
Baltimore, MD

Past Appearances
January 17, 2019, 7:30PM
Green Light Bookstore: Reading and panel discussion, Brooklyn, NY

The Art of the Look, Arizona, 2019

The Art of the Look, Arizona, 2019

January 23-25, 2019
ABA Winter Institute, Albuquerque, NM

January 26, 2019, 5PM
Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

February 8, 2019
St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ

February 28, 2019
CATS Fiesta, Tuscon, AZ

March 1-3, 2019
Tucson Festival Of Books, Tucson, AZ

The Art of the Look, Arizona, 2019

The Art of the Look, Arizona, 2019

March 19, 2019
Woman’s History Month, Interim Library, Brooklyn Heights, NY

March 23, 2019
North Texas Teen Book Fest, Irving, TX

April 8, 2019
Tacoma Park Library, Takoma Park, MD

April 23, 2019
Bank Street College, New York, NY

April 26, 2019
NYLA Youth Service Section Conference, Tarrytown, NY

May 11, 2019
PEN World Voices Festival, New York, NY

June 30, 2019
Gay Pride March, Barnes & Noble Float, New York, NY
Fifty authors of LGBTQ books march in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

The Art of the Look, Arizona, 2019

The Art of the Look, Arizona, 2019

For Teachers and Librarians
School and library programs center on writing, research, interviews, and photography techniques. Students learn how to put a book together with dummies and layouts. Interactive programs include: how to come up with an idea, where to find people to interview, the art of a good interview, transcribing tapes and putting a story together, putting someone’s voice to paper, matching art to text, writing and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting.

Younger grades read aloud and act out parts of books together.

There are lots of “HOW TOs” that bring about lively discussions. How to determine truth from fiction? How to write about others in the first person? How to work in distant lands when you do not speak the language? How to develop ethics – in work and in life?

In the end, I hope your students come away with the idea that “hard” is interesting, “process” is fun, and “rewrites” are rewarding adventures. I’m not kidding – they really are adventures.

Susan Kuklin class visit to New Orleans

School visit to the Ninth Ward, New Orleans, after hurricane Katrina.

I’m happy to work with you to plan an author visit that fits your curricula. Together, we can inspire future Brenda Stars.

Photography Workshops
Students of all ages’ eyes become a camera lenses during photography workshops. They learn about filling space with lines and curves, colors, and textures. They combine close up, medium, and far-away images to create their own photo essay in an interactive approach to the art of photography.