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1 Carole Weitzel President Email: 512 914-2596

2 What is Authors and More ? ● A booking agency for authors, storytellers and other presenters. ● An agency owned by a librarian who knows what a presenter needs and what a school needs in a presenter. ● An agency that will work with you to help you find the right author for your event. ● Liaison with the author, publisher, and librarian.

3 Visit Tips: ● Start your planning ● What's your budget a. Honorarium or fee b. Travel expenses 1. Flight, car rental, and/or mileage 2. Hotel 3. Meals or per Diem

4 What's most important to you? ● Identify the author or storyteller that best fits your event. ● Date: It would be best to have 3 available dates. ● If you must have a specific date – are you flexible with the presenter? ● Price range

5 How to make a great event without breaking the budget: ● Prepare the audience ● Publicize the event ● Library website ● Parent Links, emails ● Public Library ● Create excitement for the author visit ● Read the books ● Learn about the author ● Check for equipment needs

6 What the author needs:

7 $$$ Saving Ideas: ● Is there another school in your district which also wants to schedule the author the same week? ● Sometimes an author will discount their fee when they are booked for more than one school in the same week in the same area. ● Authors and More can help with booking authors for more than one day from surrounding districts thus saving costs for everyone. Authors and More

8 $$$ Saving Ideas (cont.) Check with the Public Library Community groups in the area may book the author/storyteller for an evening performance Book Clubs Ladies or Men's groups Look for a community sponsor

9 Funding Sources: ● TCA - Texas Commission on the Arts – Anina Moore ● PTAs - Be proactive with the PTA, ask to be on the programs committee. ● Book Fairs - Tell parents the book fair is raising money to bring authors to the school. Let them know that the profits benefit the students and how you plan to use it.

10 Funding Sources (cont.) ● Corporate grants Most large companies have a grant program ● Education grants Some of these are listed later in the slides

11 Corporate Grants ● A Plus educational foundation rewards ● Email: Applications available Feb. with a May ● Bank of America: Corporate Philanthropy

12 Corporate Grants (cont.) ● Capital One: Contributions and partnership ● Kohls: Associates in Action When a minimum of 5 Kohl associates from one location volunteer for 3 consecutive hours for a youth-serving nonprofit organization, associates help the nonprofit earn a $500 grant. ● Starbucks Foundation

13 Corporate Grants (cont.) ● Target: Arts and culture in schools ● Target: Take charge of education Redcard holders give 5% to the school of their choice on their purchases. Promote this with your parents and staff. Checks are given to the school in September. School's status can be checked online at anytime for the balance.

14 Corporate Grants (cont.) ● Wachovia and Wells Fargo ● Walmart and Sam's Club Giving Program

15 Education Grants ● Adopt-A-Classroom ● American Library Association ● Donors Choose ● Institute of Museum and Library Services

16 Education Grants (cont.) ● International Reading Association ● Lee and Low Books ● National Endowment for the Humanities ● National Storytelling Network

17 Education Grants (cont.) ● School grants ● Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Texas chapter ● U. S. Department of Education

18 Education Grants (cont.) ● The Wallace Foundation


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