Speaking Information and School Visits

2017 Events

2016 Events

A Sampling of Past Events


Fees

$75. per hour - $350. per day (minimum fee - $75.)

mileage and housing negotiable


Preferred Audiences

Writing Programs: 4th grade-High School

Writing Workshops: Adults

Writing Talks: Kindergarten through Adult

Storytelling: Kindergarten-Adult

Storytelling Workshops: 4th grade-Adult


Speaking Experience

Sue has taught workshops for:

  • 4 regions of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Oregon, Kansas, Missouri and Western Washington)
  • The Writer's Place (Kansas City, MO)
  • University of Washington extension program (Seattle, WA)
  • Write on the Sound (Edmonds, WA)
  • The Oregon Christian Writers Conference (Salem, OR)

and been a guest speaker at:

  • Northwest Christian College, and
  • Puget Sound Christian College in Washington state.

She has spoken to children at River Read (Park University) in Missouri; Northwest ESD 189 Young Author Conference in Washington; and in a variety of individual schools, ranging from Elementary through High School—both public and private.


Writing Programs for Children and Teens

Sue shares some published works, where ideas come from, and how books, stories and articles are marketed. She also does writing exercises with kids on “showing versus telling,” using specific nouns, adjectives that count, dialogue and more. (Trained in Six Writing Traits.)

Audience Age: 4th grade and up

Program length: 45 minutes to an hour

Equipment: An LCD projector, or an overhead projector, and screen. I'll bring my own computer.

If there is a specific writing related subject you would like her to discuss, just ask. Email: sue@susanuhlig.com


Writing Talks for Children and Teens

Sue can talk to small groups or all school assemblies on “Dreams Can Come True” about how she became a writer.


Storytelling for all ages

Storytelling Using emotion and expression, Sue Ford tells family stories, original stories, folk tales and tales from other lands. Some of the stories are “just for fun,” but others include a moral or a lesson “to be learned.” Props may be used for some stories, but mostly the audience gets the chance to use their imagination while they listen. Sue will find stories to fit your specific theme. In the past she has told stories to fit Medieval, Christmas, Christian, Pioneer and ancient Greek themes.

Storytelling Workshops

Sue also likes to help children and adults learn the magic of telling their own stories.

Audience Age: 4th grade and up

Program length: 1 hour and up


A Sampling of Writing Workshops for Adults

Mind Your C’s and Q’s

focuses on Query and Cover letters, inQuiry letters—including requests for guidelines and catalogs as well as manuscript status, plus a brief discussion on Contracts.

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing for Children

includes goals, planning, getting to work, how to “show don’t tell,” dialogue tips, rewriting and marketing.

Swift Fiction – the Short Story in Focus

discusses the elements of short story writing with a focus on the storyline, theme, and main character.

Writing for Children's Magazines

covers the ups and downs of Writing for Children’s Magazines, what sells, how to write for children’s magazines: including: study, research, and staying organized, how to sell to magazines, keeping track of submissions, magazine rights and what they mean, and more.

Program lengths: 1 to 2 hours, depending on audience need.

Equipment: An LCD projector, or an overhead projector, and screen. I'll bring my own computer.

If there is a specific writing related subject you would like her to discuss, just ask.


Contact Information

Email: sue@susanuhlig.com

Phone: 913-530-8309