This program brings a published children’s author or illustrator to the children to teach them what it takes to write and publish a book.  Groups made up of two grades at a time meet with the author for a presentation during which the author goes through the writing process with the children. Below some of the authors that have come in past years to our school:

Laura Krauss Melmed, the award-winning author of 20 picture books, came to Beverly Farms for a two day Author in Reside

nce program.  She described the creation of a picture book from the birth of an idea through writing, illustrating and revision to completion.  The students were very excited to share their writing with Laura. See article in Potomac Almanac.  http://www.potomacalmanac.com/news/2014/nov/12/author-inspires-students-write/

Author/Illustrator Arthur Dorros come to Beverly Farms to perform writing workshops with each grade in our school.  Mr. Dorros has written and illustrated several critically acclaimed children’s books. Children were given the opportunity to buy Mr. Dorros’ books, and have them signed by the author during his visit.