DETAILS: WRITING/DRAWING/COMICS WORKSHOPS 

Writing/Drawing Workshops: 

One 90-minute workshop for up to 25 writers/artists of any ages: 

  • Short talks about writing and drawing

  • Three writing/drawing exercises that may yield fiction, nonfiction, memoir/journaling, and comics 

 

$750 within 25 miles of my home.  $1500 outside that, with up-front costs paid for travel and lodging and reimbursement for meals and incidentals.

 

Combine with presentations for a lower day rate.  

 

 

 

Writing/Drawing Talks: 

 

One presentation for up to 250 audience members: 

  • 40-60 minute presentation including examples of visual storytelling from various sources, including my own work. 

  • Pedagogy and discussion of educational value of input from different sorts of visual stories as well as communication output through comics and other visuals. 

  • Examples of ways to demonstrate understanding of visual language and comic structure. 

  • Demonstration of how to put this understanding to use in one’s own communication about science. 

  • Question and answer and discussion time. 

 

$750 within 25 miles of my home.  $1500 outside that, with up-front costs paid for travel and lodging and reimbursement for meals and incidentals. 

 

 

 

 

 

"Karen was the catalyst for an incredible afternoon where we thought critically about how to write informatively and argumentatively. Her work with non-fiction and scientific thinking was thought-provoking, engaging, and INFORMATIVE. Exactly what we needed.”

 

"I was beyond impressed by how quickly our teachers gravitated to Karen's expertise and recommendations. One of our teachers, in fact, did a non-fiction doodle text each and every day. Her notebook was a piece of art and I loved it."

 

"Karen’s form of informational writing allows the most struggling student to feel like they can be a thriving writer. Now that I’ve been introduced to this type of writing I never want to go back to paragraph essays, too boring!”

 

“I’ve been using Karen’s technique in my tutoring sessions and I can see a definite heightening in student interest in writing.”

Michael Belanger on teaching infographics inspired by my work. 

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