Home  |  Virtual Visit |  School Visit  |  About Books |  About Me  |  Honors & Awards |  Adult Writing & Workshops

 

SCHOOL VISITS AND OTHER PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS, 1994-99

(Sorry I have to catch this up but you can see I visited a lot of places during this time and probably have visited just as many until now.

by

Evelyn Coleman

 

 

* Denotes presentations in Atlanta.  These events represent some of the schools where I've presented, as well as, workshops. My speaking engagements fill up pretty fast so please let me know as soon as possible that you're interested in having me speak. You are welcome to contact any school, library or organization on this list for my references. I look forward to hearing from you and possibly working with you. There are a few places from 1999 that are not on the list yet. And I'd like to give a special shout out to Gallaudet Elementary. I also visited Opelika City Schools for a week in 1999. It was wonderful. I saw all their students from K-6. What a reward for a children's book author. I also visited my dear friend Kay Wilson at her school in Columbus, Georgia. If I've visited your school and somehow omitted you, please contact me and I'll be sure to add you on. The older I get the more I forget how old I am, and where I've been too. (Smile)

When I visit a place I don't just read my books. I hug, I smile and laugh. I discuss the need for more love in the world. And I force people to talk about the things they fear, the prejudices they have and what prevents them from embracing the entire world. I believe each person must make an effort to befriend another person that is totally different from them and become intimate friends. That is the only way we will truly change the world. Love and peace will prevail!

 

 

Brothers= Books

 

Seattle, WA

Black Bird Books

Seattle, WA

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Seattle, WA

Elliot Bay Bookstore

Seattle, WA

Nook & Cranny Bookstore

Union City, GA

*Barnes & Noble (Peachtree & Dunwoody)

Atlanta, GA

Wills Bookstore

Burlington, NC

Rogers Elementary School

Seattle, WA

*Apex Museum

Atlanta, GA

*High Museum of Art

Atlanta, GA

*J. C. Harris Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

*John Hope Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

*E.R. Carter Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

John Wannamaker=s Children=s Book Fair

Philadelphia, PA

*Slaton Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

*Atlanta Public Library Program, Friends of the Library

Atlanta, GA

*Atlanta International School

Atlanta, GA

*Midvale Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

Clayton County Public Library

Jonesboro, GA

Avondale Elementary School

Birmingham, AL (2 years)

*Medu Bookstore

Atlanta, GA

*Truth Bookstore

Atlanta, GA

Books-A-Million

Huntsville, AL (2 stores)

Forsyth County Library (Speech to Librarians)

and presented to after school students

Winston-Salem, NC

Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church

Jonesboro, GA

Parklane Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

Panel for Media Women=s Literary Program

Atlanta, GA

International Reading Conference

Atlanta, GA

Society of Children=s Book Writers & Illustrator=s Speaker (4 times in last 3 years)

Tallassee, AL, Birmingham, AL and Fayetteville, GA, Atlanta, GA

G. W. Northcutt Elementary School

College Park, GA

Georgia Center for Children Book Fair

Atlanta, GA

African American Booksellers Conference

sponsored by African Spectrum Bookstore

Atlanta, GA

 

 

Clark Atlanta University, Contemporay Issues in Multicultural Literature for Children & Young Adults Symposium, Clark/Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Southeastern Booksellers Conference

New Orleans, LA

*Druid Hills Child Development Center

Atlanta, GA

*Fulton County Friends of the Library

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Council=s International Reading Association=s Summer Leadership Conference

Dalton, GA

>95 Philadelphia National Association of Black Journalist, panelist

Philadelphia, PA

Livsey Elementary School

Tucker, GA

Black Heritage Festival

Montgomery, AL

*Apple Corps Library Power

Atlanta, GA

*Southeastern Booksellers Trade Show

Atlanta, GA

*Beecher High School

Atlanta, GA

*East River=s Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

Mimosa Elementary School

Roswell, GA

*Capitol Area Library Center

Atlanta, GA

Hobbit Hall Inservice for Teachers

Roswell, GA

*Cleveland Avenue Library

Atlanta, GA

*Georgia International Reading Association panel (2 years participation)

Atlanta, GA

Gallaudet University & Gallaudet Elementary School

Washington, DC

Rice University Writer=s Conference (Teaching writing -- 2 years)

Houston, TX

*Oxford Bookstore Children=s Writing Workshop (Instructor)

Atlanta, GA

28th Annual Conference on Children=s Literature

Athens, GA

Dekalb County Public School Instructors (a workshop for teachers and media specialist)

Roswell, GA

 

 

*Georgia Write Now 1996, Georgia State University, College of Education

Atlanta, GA

 

*Morris Brandon Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

Lovejoy High School, Evening with Authors program

Jonesboro, GA

Fayetteville Public Library, An evening with Poets and Writers

Fayetteville, GA

Society of Children=s Book Writers & Illustrators (Regional meeting) Guest Speaker

Seattle, WA

*Inman Middle School

Atlanta, GA

African Spectrum Bookstore

Clarkston, GA

Rainbow News Bookstore & Cafe

Winston-Salem, NC

Hobbit Hall Hi-Tea for teachers

Roswell, GA

B. Dalton Bookstore (South Dekalb)

Decatur

*Druid Hills Child Development Center Book Fair

Atlanta, GA

*Fulton County Friends of the Library Book Fair

Atlanta, GA

*WAOK Radio Program

Atlanta, GA

*Good Morning Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

B. Dalton Bookstore

South Dekalb Mall

(6) sessions 1 hour each, teaching writing at Love T. Noland Elementary School

College Park, GA

*Cleveland Avenue Branch (2) 4-hour sessions

Atlanta, GA

Presenter, National Teachers of English National Conference

Chicago, IL

Presenter, Dallas African American Museum

Dallas, TX

*Murdock Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

*Gate City Heritage School

Atlanta, GA

*WAOK Radio Program Reading & Writing

Atlanta, GA

Presenter, Cincinnati African American Book Fair

Cincinnati, Ohio

*Presenter, African American Book Fair

Atlanta, GA

*Gullett Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

*Atlanta Girl Scout Troop

Atlanta, GA

Epic Charter School

Birmingham, AL

Presenter, University of Alabama=s Young Author Conference

Birmingham, AL

 

 

Mebane Elementary School

Mebane, NC

*Faith Lutheran Church School

Atlanta, GA

*Hobbit Hall High Tea for Teachers, Atlanta and surrounding areas

Roswell, GA

* Presenter, International Reading Association Regional Conference

Atlanta

Guest at Locust Grove Elementary School

Students presented White Socks Only as an adapted play-

Locust Grove, GA

Presenter, Black Caucus of American Library Association

Winston-Salem, NC

Presenter, Phoenix Multicultural Book Fair

Phoenix, AZ

Speaker, Phoenix Birthing Center

Phoenix, AZ

Gullett Elementary School

Union City, GA

Davis Elementary School

Columbus, GA

International Readers Association Regional Conference

Columbus, GA

Shadow Rock Elementary School

Lithonia, GA

*Morris Brandon Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

Presenter, Berry College, Southern Women Writers Conference

Rome, GA

*WRFG, FM , Interview

Atlanta, GA

*Presentation, Medu Bookstore

Atlanta, GA

Presentation & Video taped lecture, Educational Management Group

Phoenix, AZ

*Presentation, HotAtlanta Children=s Bookclub

Atlanta, GA

Presenter, Workshop Teacher, Sandhills Writer=s Conference, Augusta State University

Augusta, GA

*Mystery & Science Fiction Bookshop

Atlanta, GA

Presenter, Virginia Regional International Readers Association Conference

Virginia Beach, VA

Cultural Expressions Bookstore

Hampton, VA

*Barnes & Noble Buckhead

Atlanta, GA

*Writer=s Workshop, Cleveland Avenue Library

Atlanta, GA

Marbut Elementary Theme School

Lithonia, GA

*The Friends School

Atlanta, GA

Book of the Month, Apple Book Center Bookstore

Detroit, MI

Waldenbooks

Detroit, MI

*Shrine of the Black Madonna

Atlanta, GA

Heritage House Lecture

Charlotte, NC

Presenter, Radical Change for Children=s Books, Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Presenter, American Library Association National Conference

Washington, DC

Teacher, Harriette Austin Writer=s Conference

Athens, GA

*Borders

Atlanta, GA

Waldenbooks, Southlake Mall

Jonesboro, GA

Presenter, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore, MD

Panelist, Southern Festival of Books

Nashville, TN

Workshop teacher, Tennessee Writer=s Alliance

Nashville, TN

Teacher, First Annual Southern Mystery Writer=s Conference

Henderson, NC

 

 

Presenter, African Spectrum Bookclub Conference

Clarkston, GA

Presenter, Macon Georgia=s Writer=s Alliance

Macon, GA

Internet On-Line Interviews

AOL Online, Black Voices

AOL Online, NetNoir

The Good Book On Line Bookclub Forum

Mining Company, Mystery Suspense-Thriller Site

*Interview, A Woman=s Place Television Show

Atlanta, GA

Numerous Radio interviews in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Charlotte, NC, Detroit, Washington, DC including The Voice of America International Radio Broadcast

Radio Interviews

 

 

 

 

*Atlanta Fulton Public Library Television Channel, the Library Channel

Atlanta, GA

 

 

** Developed and implemented (8 week) journal writing program for for the Fulton County Oakhills Boys and Girls Home (County long-term foster care facility)

This was my volunteer project for the year. I also trained a staff member of Oakhill to be able to continue the Ajournal writing@ project at the facility.