Speaking

As a former middle grades language arts teacher, I am passionate about offering workshops and presentations for schools, libraries, teachers, and media specialists.

Anytime I can talk books, writing, and getting kids fired up for reading, I’m excited–and I hope my joy comes through to my audience. Whether I’m sharing author life or thoughts on Harper Lee with 8th graders, brainstorming book club culture with teachers and media specialists, or working with a group of inspiring writers at a library or conference, I hope to inspire my audience to pick up–or write–their own next great read.

General Workshop Info

  • Student workshops last approximately 45-60 minutes (depending on grade level/schedule) with a Q&A time at the end.
  • Teacher/Media Specialist workshops can be tailored to suit your schedule in 45, 60, or 90 minute blocks with Q&A time built in.
  • Library workshops may be extended for half-day or full-day practicums or a library may choose any of the student/teacher options.

 

Workshops for Teachers/Media Specialists

  • Creating a Book Club Culture in Your Classroom or Media Center
  • Strategies for Matching Great Kids to Great Books
  • The Easiest Way (this Writer Knows) to Teach Writing
  • Reading Strategies for Reluctant Readers

 

Workshops for Students

  • Just One Book: How to Find Your Best Read
  • When Go Set a Watchman became To Kill a Mockingbird: What Happened to Harper Lee?
  • Somebody-Wanted-But-So: How to Develop a Story
  • 8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing
  • How do I become a writer?
  • What do writers do all day?
  • Books I Love (and Books I Don’t because that’s Okay Too)
  • How a Book Gets Made
  • Interview the Authors (panel, subject to availability of local authors)

 

Workshops for Libraries

  • Somebody-Wanted-But-So: How to Develop a Story
  • 8 Simple Ways to Improve Any Style of Writing
  • Strategies for Matching Great Kids to Great Books
  • The Easiest Way (this Writer Knows) to Teach Writing
  • How to Get a Book Written, Polished, and Published
  • My Writer Journey
  • A History of Edisto Island and Colleton County: Behind the Scenes of My Books

 

General Speaking Fees*

  • Half-Day for Schools/Libraries (1-2 workshops): $250
  • Full-Day for Schools/Libraries (3-4 workshops): $400
  • Library Workshops (45 minutes): $150
  • Event Presentation (i.e. luncheon): $100
  • School Visit/Meet the Author: varies

* Within the Pioneer RESA district travel expenses are waived. Outside this district, fees will be subject to travel expenses.

Meet Lindsey 

Lindsey P. Brackett “just writes life” in the midst of motherhood. Her debut novel, Still Waters, released in 2017. Called “a brilliant debut” with “exquisite writing,” Still Waters was named 2018 Selah Book of the Year, Directors Choice Fiction Award winner for the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, and shortlisted for the INSPY Awards. Lindsey was also an ACFW Mentor of the Year nominee for 2018.

Locally, Lindsey is well known for her weekly columns in The Northeast Georgian and The Elberton Star reflecting on the intersection of motherhood, faith, and community. A passionate speaker and former teacher, she leads workshops in libraries and schools for teachers, students, and writers. She has served on faculty for the Florida Christian Writers Conference, the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, and the North Georgia Christian Writers Conference.

 

As a little girl with a writing dream growing up in a small town, I’d have loved to meet a real, live writer. Please email me if finances are a burden for your program. 

Email: lindsbrac@gmail.com for booking and speaker fee.

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