Cost and Availability
James M Deem's rates are reasonable, and travel expenses can be kept to a minimum with enough lead time. Whenever possible, I he tries to schedule multiple days in the same area so that schools can share travel expenses.
For information about available dates and rates, please contact James M Deem.
Talking to students at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, NY
Number of Presentations
A full day visit includes up to four presentations, andthese can all be different. I am also happy.
James M Deem is always willing
- to give an extra presentation to teachers or parents, before or after school
- to eat lunch (or share a snack) with students (sometimes this is a select group of student writers or simply students who are interested in meeting an author or sometimes students who have won some type of contest). During this informal session, students can ask for advice about writing, discuss their own work, and share struggles or successes they have had.
- to do whatever it takes to give students and teachers a memorable day. He urges techers to dream up a special activity; he has done "Donuts with Deem," pizza parties, etc.
Lunch with students at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee, IL
Size of Audience
James M Deem is comfortable speaking to any size group. However, smaller groups will probably benefit a little more from a presentation.The key to a good presentation is the amount of preparation the students have had before the visit. Even a very large group can benefit if they have been well-prepared
Speaking to students at Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO
Speaking to students at Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA