IS 111 in Manhattan.

IS 111 in Manhattan.


January 17, 2019, 7:30PM Greenlight Bookstore. Reading and panel discussion. 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

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

Bookworks, Reading.
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM

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

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

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

A future photojournalist.

A future photojournalist.

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.