Rod Martinez

Rod Martinez

I give book talks at schools but also like to fire up the kids about literacy, books and writing in general. In an audience of a normal classroom one never knows if the next Stephen King is sitting there. I like to get the kids thinking and active on the thought of getting serious about the world

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Creative Writing 2.0 Jumpstart

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Program description

I am an author of middle grade and young adult adventure titles. All my stories take place in Florida in either a fictional or real town. Being a native Floridian, it made sense to write stories that local kids could connect with. I am invited to schools every year to speak with students about literacy, the love of books and writing. I like to fire them up on the subject, I am a very charismatic

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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, Student Workshops (in-school)
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Subject: Language Arts
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Teachers, Educators
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Any date as long as scheduled in advanced. I am more privy to school and library visits with a class or room full of kids eager to be entertained on the wonders of the creative spirit of the literary arts

Space / technical requirements:

Only technical requirements would be a microphone (pending class size) and projector

Location(s):

Hillsborough and surrounding counties

Fees / Ticketing:

Free to $75 for group talks.

 

Qualifications

Has conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes

References

Xiomara valentine (Teacher Memorial Middle School) – xiomara.valentine@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Leslie Young – Librarian(Rampello School) – Leslie.Young@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Maria DeVivo – author/teacher – mariadevivo1@gmail.com
Teresa Frasier – Director Temple Terrace Library – tfraser@templeterrace.com
Stephanie Groulx – School Librarian LLT Academy – SGroulx@lltacademy.com
Michelle Michaud – Tampa Public Library – MichaudM@hillsboroughcounty.org

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