POETRY ASSEMBLIES AND WORKSHOPS CAN ALSO BE CUSTOM DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL NEEDS.
IN PERSON FEES FOR INDIVIDUAL OR JOINT (WITH IRENE LATHAM) AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS INCLUDES TRAVEL AND LODGING EXPENSES.
THE LIFE OF AN AUTHOR AND ACTOR
I perform a power point presentation spanning the arc of my life so far as a children's book author and actor. I have multiple power point versions catered to each book I've published. I've done these various presentations for audiences that range from K-16. (AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON)
MEET THE I & C CONSTRUCTION CO.
Join Irene Latham and Charles Waters for a behind the scenes look at how books such as Can I Touch Your Hair?, Dictionary For A Better World and African Town, among others, were created and how our book collaborations have led to a poetic forever friendship, with lots of hard work thrown in, too! (AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON)
I also have workshops that range for K-16, in addition to a separate workshop for teachers, librarians and professors.
All workshops support the Common Core Curriculum. The following are sample workshops that can be integrated into the classroom to engage students and develop performance skills to prepare them for College and Career Readiness:
CORE CLASS 1 - WRITING EXERCISES (SCRIBBLE AWAY!)
Writing exercises is a 45 minute workshop with an additional Q & A that focuses on the use of figurative language, seeing the world with a poetic eye with the help of some techniques as Metaphors, Similes, Haikus and Senryus. I also emphasise the importance of how to avoid cliches in writing, keeping notebooks, and showing examples of how some of my own notebook ideas turned into published poems. Students will be able to create their own poems using their learning about poem structure, point of view and tone analysis. (AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON)
CORE CLASS 2 - TEACHER WORKSHOP (EDUCATORS ROCK!)
An educational smorgasbord with a combination of assembly, writing exercises and performance points techniques all in one! With a Q & A to top it all off. (AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON)
CORE CLASS 3 - PERFORMANCE POINTS (FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE!)
Performance Points is a 45 minute workshop that identifies characteristics of an effective performance using multiple strategies such as voice projection and connecting to your audience. My poem, "When I See Your Face" is analyzed for character and action development as well as theme and the impact that setting has on the tone of the text. (AVAILABLE FOR IN-PERSON ONLY)
The Life of An Author and Actor Assembly
(for schools, libraries or conferences)
Poetry Visit by Charles Waters
$400 per session with free 20 minute Q & A.
$600 per session with free 20 minute Q & A.