Writing and illustrating books.


Diane deGroat – How I Write And Illustrate My Award-Winning Books




K-2, 3-5


Creative Writing, Visual Arts


The Arts


$1500 per day, for a maximum of four sessions. Additional expenses would be airfare if flying, mileage if driving, hotel, meals, and if needed, a rental car.

Dates Available

Please contact the author for availability.

Program Theme

Writing and illustrating books.

Program Description

For grades K and 1: 30-45 minutes
I start by reading one of my (or one of your) favorite Gilbert books, while projecting the art on the screen.
It’s followed by a short program about illustration and a visual tour of my work space.
If time allows, the students can help me write a Gilbert story.

For grades 2 and up: 45-60 minutes
This information-packed program explains how I create my books, from the sketches to the finished art, as well as the writing process, especially revisions. Students will learn that even an author has to rewrite things many times before they are perfect! I include a tour of my studio and an overview of my books.


(413) 253-1463


Diane deGroat
134 Flat Hills Road
Amherst, MA 01002

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