Meet Allyson Levitt, School Coordinator

Meet Allyson Levitt, MWA Inc. new School Coordinator. Allyson is well know for her contributions as Program Director for Edit and Get It Literary Services, LLC, School Coordinator for Page Turner Adventures, and founding member of Florida Kidlit, Inc.

“Bringing Literacy to Life, one school assembly, story, and production at a time.” —Allyson Levitt

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5 FREE Ways to Promote Literacy Week

When promoting a literacy event, choose an author, illustrator, or book that offers educational resources beyond the book. These activities are usually FREE for educators and parents on the author or publisher website. To promote literacy week, use one suggestion daily from the list below.

Day 1—Writing Contest: Choose writing prompts that discuss informational text used by the author. Have students create interview questions, answer these questions from an author’s perspective, or research the historical timeline of the author’s career.

Day 2—Drawing Contest: Art activities fall within most educators requirements. It’s a fun way to illustrate a book page, create a character, or express words through art.

Day 3—Reading Points:  AR reading points or a schools goals.

Day 4—Book Review:  Writing book reviews introduces students to sharing their perstpective. Have them write a review of their book and have parents post the reviews on Amazon or GoodReads for their children. This activity focuses on reading, writing, and internet skills.

Day 5—Book Trailer:  Use a smart phone, iPad, or digital device to create a book trailer of your classes’ favorite book. Animoto or similar programs.

Contest winners could win bookmarks, books, or lunch with the Author/Illustrator. Students could bring a lunch or the coordinator could host a lunch with the guest speaker. This is an opportunity for one-on-one questions and answers in a casual environment.

Previous Workshops and Events

Mark’s workshops support not only arts and writing in schools K–12, but also educate book publishing professionals. Persons interested in, K–12 workshops, professional workshops, or private consultations can email Mark.

Mark Wayne Adams’s Previous Workshops & Events

China:
  • International School Dongguan, China
United States:
California
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Maryland
  • Annapolis Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD 2010
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bel Air, MD 2009, 2010
  • Borders, Baltimore, MD 2010
  • Costco, Baltimore, MD
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee

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Self Publishing: ABC’s

Self Publishing: ABC’s

  • Workshop Title:  Self Publishing: ABC’s
  • Instructor:  Mark Wayne Adams, CEO MWA, Inc., FAPA President
  • Date:  Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location:  110 West Railroad Avenue, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
  • Price:  $50.00

Award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher Mark Wayne Adams shares basic principles needed to produce a self published book. Receive valuable knowledge about formatting, design, layout, and more. Discussion includes the importance of book covers, copyrights, ISBN’s, price point, and more.  Everything you will need to self publish your first book.

Topics Covered:

  • Copyright:  How to register for a copyright
  • ISBN:  What is an ISBN and how many are needed
  • LCCN:  Library of Congress Tracking Number
  • Editing:  Editing Software, Editors, and Beta Readers
  • Printing:  Traditional Printing vs Print On Demand
  • Distribution:  Where to Sell, How to Promote, and When to Market

This class is for teachers, writers, and authors interested in self publishing. Laptops, iPads, and/or tablets are not required, however would be helpful. Wifi access is provided. Participants receive an interactive course pdf with resource links to topics discussed.

Class size is LIMITED to 15 people. Register early to reserve a seat!

Register Here.

Children’s Books: Illustration & Marketing

Children’s Books: Illustration & Marketing

  • Workshop Title:  Children’s Books: Illustration & Marketing
  • Instructor:  Mark Wayne Adams, CEO MWA, Inc., FAPA President
  • Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location:  110 West Railroad Avenue, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
  • Price:  $50.00

Award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher Mark Wayne Adams shares principles for producing successful children’s books. Learn personalized techniques to increase sales at festivals, schools, bookstores, and even lunch!

Receive valuable insight, marketing techniques, and a dynamic presentation about illustrations. Discussion covers the importance of cover art, how to work with an illustrator (including costs), rights needed for reproduction, and an overview of services professional illustrators provide.

Topics Covered:

  • How to find, contract, and work with illustrators
  • Value and importance of illustrations and cover art
  • Rights for reproduction of illustrations
  • How to incorporate educational illustration resources
  • How to extend the reading experience with illustrations
  • Incorporating marketing through illustrations

This class is for teachers, writers, authors, illustrators, and publishers interested in children’s book publishing. Laptops, iPads, and/or tablets are not required. Wifi access is provided. Participants receive an interactive course pdf with resource links to topics discussed.

Class size is LIMITED to 15 people. Register early to reserve a seat!

Register Here.