Here are some of my tried-and-true programs and workshops.


Each has a duration of about 40 minutes to one hour and can be targeted to any age group, from first graders to adults, in a classroom or assembly setting. Most include a PowerPoint slide show.

1. Wheels of Change
How the Bicycle Emancipated Women and Changed American Life Forever

2. Forgotten Heroes of Women’s Sports History
An Overview of Amazing Athletes From the Past 120 Years

3. The Raucous, Rowdy, Relevant History of Roller Derby
How This Wacky Sport Helped Launch the Television Era

4. With a Pen and a Gun
How Nellie Bly and Annie Oakley Broke Barriers for Women in Late 19th-Century America

5. In a League of their Own
The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

6. Hoop Dreams
Basketball and the Changing Role of American Women From 1896 to the Present

7. I Edited a Dictionary!
Memorable Encounters From My Career as an Author and an Editor

8. Your Choice!
I will work with you to tailor one or more presentations to your curriculum and classroom needs.


Writers’ Workshops

These hands-on, interactive writing labs can be targeted to students in grades 4 through 12 in a classroom or library setting. Each can last 40 to 90 minutes (one-to-two class periods).

9. Life Stories
Helping Students Write Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

10. A Picture Is Worth 125 Words
Using Photographs as a Starting Point When You Write

11. How To Find Out More About Almost Anything
Perfecting Research Skills