Whether school, library, or literary event, I am happy to come and talk about creative writing, my books, and offer workshops. Adapted for different age groups, we work on developing an idea and then shaping it into a story through character, setting, and story arc.
Distance bothering you? Have a computer with internet and a web cam? Then how about a virtual SKYPE visit? If you like, I can read a section from my work and answer questions or cater the “visit” to your needs. This gives students the chance to interact with an author without me physically being there.
Have another format in mind? Sure, run it by me. I am flexible and with enough anticipation I can create a visit (whether virtual or not) suitable for your needs.
Adult workshops or talks? Definitely. I have experience in leading workshops for all ages and started public speaking as a teenager.
Need me for something not related to writing at all? Whether it involves judging cakes at the country fair or making a fool of myself for charity, I enjoy the variety. Doesn’t hurt to ask and if it’s within reason, I’ll probably say yes.
In terms of travel, any excuse to do it is a good thing! I’m willing to go anywhere if travel costs are at least partially covered. If I happen to already be near by, then lucky you, I’ll only charge costs from where I’m staying or divide the difference between venues. I currently live in Santa Fe, New Mexico though that is always subject to change.
Any inquiries, please contact: adiaz (at) alexandra-diaz (dot) com
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!