School & Library Visits

I'd love to visit your school or library!

 

I host engaging workshops and assembly presentations about a variety of writing- and publishing-related topics. 

 

Offerings

FREE 20 min. virtual visits (one per school)

45-60 min. presentation

Half-day and full-day presentations

 

For more information and rates contact:

melissa.sarno@gmail.com

If you have a specific budget you are working with, please let me know, I can be flexible with rates, especially if you are a Title I school.

 

Popular Presentations

 

Story is Everywhere: How an idea becomes a book

 

Finding the Seeds of A Story: Research in writing

 

Custom presentations and writing workshops available!

Discussion Guides 

Complete with journal activities, games, and discussion questions, these guides can be used in classrooms, small counseling groups, and book groups for kids to develop empathy and a deeper understanding of themselves and each other.

 

Click the image below to download a PDF.

Take a Virtual Walking Tour

Here are some photos that inspired Just Under the Clouds. I took them in Brooklyn, where the novel is set. Do you recognize any of these images from the book?

Climbing Trees in Prospect Park
Crocuses
Carroll Gardens
Outside Miss Li's Grocery
Carroll Park
Carroll Gardens
Walking Bridge
Chain Link Fence
Stray Cat
Red Hook Sunset
Gowanus Canal
Reflection of the Foundry
Tree of Heaven
The Banks of the Gowanus Canal
Gowanus
Gowanus Canal Canoe