Visits

Ready to inspire your students?  Amy loves to visit schools, libraries and conferences. Her own story of failure and persistence will engage and motivate students of all ages. Scroll down for more about the type of visits available.

Amy’s presentation was fantastic from start to finish- she is engaging, relevant, witty, and meaningful. I know I loved her insight on the revision aspect of the writing process, but more importantly, my students loved it as well. After the presentation, students commented how much they appreciated her wisdom on a topic they are very much familiar with, but often feel in the dark about.
—Michelle Spears, English Teacher, Saguaro H.S.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL

THE WRITING PROCESS & HOW IDEAS BECOME BOOKS

Part education, part motivation and 100% entertaining,  Amy will share her 30-year path to becoming an author. (She still has her first rejection letter from age 13!) She’ll talk about ideas and how to start with a “what if” and turn it into a story. Using actual examples from her own rough drafts, she’ll share the importance of revision and the process of getting published. Finally, she’ll leave plenty of time for Q & A so that each presentation truly reflects the interests of your group!
50 minutes; Powerpoint; single class or large group

“Recently, our school had the privilege of welcoming author Amy Fellner Dominy to our elementary campus.  Her presentation was not only engaging, but educational as well.  I would highly recommend her visits and hope to have her back again next year!”
—Mrs. Mayberry, Resource Center Specialist, Field Elementary

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

3RD GRADE & UP  
A fun and engaging program! Amy will start with a short presentation of her path to becoming an author. She’ll talk about ideas and use that as a springboard into a Story Stew exercise. Kids will develop stories of their own as a group, followed by Q & A.
40 minutes; Powerpoint; single classes or larger groups

“Amy is a fantastic writing mentor for kids! Her visits are funny, engaging, and definitely informative. My students couldn’t stop talking about it days later! If you’re thinking about bringing her to your school campus, you will not regret it! A combination of hands-on guided writing activities and a question and answer session makes her visits aligned to the common core and tremendously educational.”
—Sheila Rowe, Coyote Ridge Elementary

 

KINDERGARTEN TO 2ND GRADE  
COOKIESAURUS REX is about to make his debut from Disney-Hyperion! The first book featuring this little cookie with a big attitude debuts September 26th. In honor of the new book, Amy is offering FREE visits during the 2017-2018 school year. (Travel expenses may apply.) Amy will share the story, answer questions and help kids decorate their own cookies (on paper!) if time and resources allow.
30 minutes; small groups preferred

 

WRITING WORKSHOPS

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS: DIALOGUE, CHARACTER, STORY PROBLEM
Amy pulls out her unique experience as a playwright and novelist to teach kids the basics they need to know in a way that’s easy for them understand and put into practice.  Students will be lead through activities including Reader’s Theater and writing exercises. A fun, interactive program! Choose from your favorite topic: Dialogue, Character Development, or Creating Dramatic Story Ideas (Character, Goal, Conflict, Consequence.)
45-60 minutes

“Amy Dominy’s presentation was interesting and engaging.  The students really enjoyed her author visit; they could have asked questions for hours!  Students learned where Amy comes up with her ideas, characters, settings, and what its like to get published.  It was a great lesson for the students where they learned a lot and also had fun!”
—Stephanie Angelakis, Akimel A-al Middle School

 

SKYPE VISITS

Amy will offer a free Skype visit to classrooms/book clubs/reading groups. All she asks is that the class, school or organization have her book(s) available. Skype visits will be 30 minutes, with lots of time dedicated to Q & A which is why students should be prepared in advance with questions.

 

 

BOOKING A VISIT

“Have Powerpoint, will travel!”

Would you like to learn more about bringing Amy in for a visit? Start the discussion with an email. Go to the contacts page or email Amy directly at: amy@amydominy.com.  Amy would love to hear from you! She will work with you on dates, times, and prices.