Author Visits

Jason Chin at Calais Elementary School

Jason Chin at Calais Elementary School

Author visits are some the most rewarding things that I do as a book creator.  I love meeting my readers and giving them a behind-the-scenes look at my books. As a child, I was privileged to have Caldecott Medal winner Trina Schart Hyman visit my elementary school each year to talk about her books.  These visits left a lasting impression on me, and years later she became my mentor, inspiring me to pursue a career as an artist.  When I visit schools, I hope to give students an experience that excites them about reading, science and art.  Who knows, maybe I will inspire a student to follow their dreams as Trina once inspired me.

Please contact me to schedule a visit.

Author Visits: My Presentation

My standard presentation includes a slideshow, Q&A and art project.  The presentation gives students an inside look at how I make a book.  I talk about the science behind the book, my research process and how I write and illustrate the book.  If I’ve gone on location to do research, the slideshow includes photos from my research trip.

Jason Chin drawing at an easel

A presentation at the Flying Pig Bookstore

The presentation is designed to fit one class period (45 to 60 minutes), but can be extended or shortened as needed.  I am happy to present to large or small groups, and can adjust the content of my presentation to make it appropriate for students from Kindergarten to Middle School (and occasionally I even visit high schools).  If a teacher is interested in a particular topic, I am happy to tailor the presentation to meet the teacher’s needs.

Here’s an article from Publisher’s Weekly about one of my presentations: A Visit With Jason Chin

Here’s a nice video that a librarian made after my visit to her school: Author Jason Chin visits St. Francis Xavier School

If you have scheduled a visit already and are looking for images of my books, you can download them here: Jason Chin’s Book Covers.

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