One of my favorite things to do is sharing my books and experiences as a writer with audiences of all ages and sizes, from pre-schoolers to seniors, and groups of 10 people to over 300! In addition to school visits, I lead writing workshops, give lectures and keynote addresses, and hold community story time and meet the author events.
I’m happy to customize my presentations to fit your needs, but examples of presentations I offer include:
Using my Muslim-themed picture books to explain Islamic culture, traditions and the Ramadan and Eid celebrations, including a “show and tell” of artifacts. For upper elementary students, I introduce concepts like the lunar cycle, fasting, and Islamic calendar. Ideal for grades k-6.
Sharing my middle grade novels, including the writing process, how I developed the characters and themes, and my inspirations and goals for the book with a focus on building compassion and tolerance. Ideal for grades 3-8.
Adventures in writing! How to use research to inform writing and as a launch point for creativity. A step-by-step explanation of how I constructed my choose-your-own adventure novels. Ideal for grades 4-6.
Bringing your culture into your writing. Speaking about my journey as a writer, my experience writing as Pakistani American Muslim, and the need for diverse stories. Challenging students to brainstorm their own personal narratives. Ideal for grades 4-8.
Please get in touch with me using the form below to see how we can design a visit or event that fits your school or group.