Mary Beth does school visits for all age levels, from elementary to high school and college classes. Most Workshops can be tailored to the students’ ages. Teachers or Librarians may select from Mary Beth’s list of Workshops or request that she speak on a different topic for School Visits.
Residency Program: Fiction Writing
Residencies are an eight-week course or as intensive week-long program. If you desire a week-long program, Weeks Two and Three from the eight-week course will be combined, as will Weeks Four and Five, and fewer hands-on exercises will be given. Some information from Weeks One and Eight will be covered during the other classes.
Residencies are designed to help beginning fiction writers develop and hone their writing skills. Each class will cover new information, have a question and answer period, and include a writing exercise that students will share with the class. Participants will also work on a work of their choosing to be discussed and reviewed in class as well as critiqued by Ms. Miller.
Class size is limited to twelve students to ensure individual attention for all participants. Class duration should ideally be at least an hour. A minimum of forty-five minutes should be allowed.
Students should be motivated to write and have already covered basic writing skills with their teacher.
Professional Learning Programs
Mary Beth is available to speak to teachers, librarians, and reading specialists at professional conferences and at in-service or professional learning days. Several of her Workshops can be tailored to the professional audience, or she can speak on nurturing creativity and writing skills in students.