School Visits & Events

As a former middle school teacher, I love doing school visits and connecting with readers! I offer a limited number of free twenty-minute virtual visits, which include a short reading and Q&A. I also offer longer presentations on topics related to my writing process, publishing journey, and how each of my books came to be. I am currently booking in-person and virtual visits for spring 2023 as well as for the 2023-2024 school year. Click here to check out my presentation options, and please contact me at lauriemorrisonwrites [at] gmail [dot] com to inquire about cost and availability.

Testimonials from educators:

“My class is full of Laurie Morrison super fans!  I introduced them to Laurie’s writing through Saint Ivy and afterward many of them just wanted to keep reading.  I have had Laurie zoom with my class several times to discuss her writing process.  Being a teacher herself, Laurie really has a way of choosing what is important to highlight when she speaks to students. One thing that really stood out to my readers and writers was how Laurie persevered through her process.  I think it is important for students to hear how hard it can be to become a writer and also the important underlying theme of never giving up and developing grit.  Now when I offer revision feedback on my students’ writing they take it more constructively and are open to it because they see that EVERYONE can improve.  I have a hard time keeping track of her books in my classroom library because they are always checked out.  Laurie writes relatable books for middle grades readers, offers engaging presentations, has a great way of interacting with kids, and has really helped my class learn valuable lessons through hearing from a published author.” -Betsy Lamitina, 6th and 7th grade English teacher

“Our students thoroughly enjoyed your informative presentations and were completely engaged.  You held their attention with your knowledge and enthusiasm, which is no small feat with 5th and 6th graders.  The students who attended the Writers’ Workshops told us that they learned a great deal and will be applying this knowledge in their classroom writing.” -Marques Stanard, School Principal

SELECTED PAST EVENTS

November 2022
NCTE Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA

August 27, 2022
Great Middle Grade Reads Virtual Panel hosted by Books of Wonder
Watch the recording here!

August 9, 2022
Educators’ Night at Doylestown Bookshop

June 21, 2022
Coming Up Short
Launch Event: Laurie in conversation with Cordelia Jensen at Children’s Book World
Watch the recording here!

June 27, 2022
Instagram Live Craft Conversation about Coming Up Short with Emma Kress
Watch the recording here!

June 2021
Middle Grade All-Stars Panel with Cindy Baldwin, Remy Lai, Rajani LaRocca, and Laurie Morrison
Hosted by Second Star to the Right Bookstore
Watch the recording here!

May 2021
Saint Ivy
Virtual Book Launch: Laurie in conversation with Lisa Graff
Hosted by Children’s Book World
Watch the recording here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check back for more events soon!