For Teachers and Librarians

For teachers & librariansAs a former English teacher, I love to talk to kids about writing! I’m happy to do both large-group talks (with plenty of interaction) and small writing workshops for grades 3-8. Let me know your needs–I can do or adapt any of the following:

  • A reading from any of my books, followed by a freewheeling Q&A
  • Interactive talk: “How to Get Published,” sharing early rejection letters, discussing importance of editorial feedback and revision, writing as a “team sport”
  • Interactive talk: “How Writers Get Ideas”
  • Creative Writing Workshop: “Creating Realistic Characters”
  • Skype visits

I’ll do up to three programs in one visit, and I’m comfortable with any size audience.

To schedule an appearance, please email me at

Books can be ordered through my publisher:

"Barbara Dee has a magical combination of wit and understanding of children which produces engaging books as well as writing seminars."—Kathryn Mamorsky, Teacher, Roaring Brook School, Chappaqua, NY

"I heard absolute raves about Barbara from all four teachers and many of the kids."—Arlene Phalon Baldassari, Parent, Chair of Literacy Week, Stevens Cooperative School, Hoboken, NJ

"Barbara’s love of writing for children came through loud and clear, and the kids responded with great enthusiasm. Barbara’s candor, tips, “secrets,” and humor made becoming a writer an exciting and achievable goal."—Ilene Glickman, Head of Children’s Services, Irvington Public Library, Irvington, NY

"Our fourth grade students found Barbara’s presentation inspirational, funny and poignant."—Lydia Orloff Kroeber, Library Media Specialist, Mary Tisko School, Branford, CT