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Making a Difference for Schools
Author and Founder of Winterlake Press Maria T. DiVencenzo works with teachers and librarians to provide seminars and enrichment programs for classrooms. Schools can sell Winterlake’s products to parents and use the revenues generated to defray author appearance fees and travel costs associated with appearances. DiVencenzo conducts full-day and half-day programs involving the entire school or select classrooms.
List of Programs
- “Words Matter, Words Tell” Enrichment Program
Author/Publisher Maria T. DiVencenzo introduces students to the power of language; challenging them to consider that the words they speak and internalize ultimately determine how they are perceived, how they influence others, who they are, and who they will one day become.
- “The Making of a Children’s Picture Book” Seminar
Using sketches, full-color illustrations, and samples of text in various stages of the writing process- from napkin scribbles to final pages- Maria T. DiVencenzo takes primary grade students on the delightful and engaging journey from creative thought to picture book.
- “Recreating History” Seminar
How does a modern day writer create characters, dialogue and events that intriguingly and authentically depict a small town in 1850? How can family stories and artifacts, handed down from generation to generation, become priceless historical narrative? Transforming students into sleuths, Maria T. DiVencenzo transports them into the mind of a writer recreating history, sorting through and seeking varied sources to ultimately create a work of historical fiction. Grades 3 – 8.
Contact Winterlake for more information about any of these programs.