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Would you like to bring Paul Zelinsky to your school or conference? Here are some responses from teachers at elementary schools he has visited:

• Paul Zelinsky was fantastic and I have never seen my kids have such a reaction from hearing an author/illustrator. Of course they walked in the room and said, "Can we draw"? I said yes and the room was silent.

• Awesome choice in authors!! Paul Zelinsky was excellent and I enjoyed him just as much as the kids.

• Mr. Zelinsky's message of perseverance and hard work went right along with the character building lessons we have been working on all year.

Click here to read a library blogger's take on a presentation by Zelinsky at a New Jersey library conference: "one of the best lectures I have ever attended on any topic."

If you are interested in requesting a speaking date, please send an email to appearances@paulozelinsky.com

For some advice from Penguin Group on setting up author visits, you can, click here to download a PDF file. This PDF suggests a typical author-visit schedule.

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Appearances: Events open to the public shown in red

Tuesday, January 24: Englewood, NJ
Grieco Elementary School

Thursday, February 2: New Orleans, LA
Martin Luther King Charter School

Friday, February 10: New York City
SCBWI National Conference Illustrators Intensive

Thursday, March 10: New Orleans, LA
Martin Luther King Charter School

Thursday, March 23: Union County, SC
Foster Park Elementary and Monarch Elementary

Friday, March 24: Greenville, SC
SCASL Conference

Saturday, March 25: Greenville, SC
SCBWI Illustration workshop

Thursday, May11: Tenafly, NJ
Stillman School

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