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Speaking & Teaching



  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A Writing Workshop for Children

  • The Writer's Journey

  • From Vision to Revision, Writing for Children

  • Researching Your Nonfiction Topic

  • Presenter, and on the Board of Directors (1996-2002) on the Board of Directors of the Moline Schools/David R. Collins Children's Literature Festival.

  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School Author Visit, Bettendorf, IA K-5th

  • Hinton Elementary Schools, Hinton, IA. Grades K-12 and Parent Assembly

  • AEA #14 Young Author's Day, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA.

  • Musser Public Library, Muscatine, IA. Story hour, Writing Workshop for Children.

  • Keynote address for Acorn Conference for Young Authors, Moline, IL. Also gave fiction workshop. K-12, adults.

  • "Wild Over Words", Medinah South School, Roselle, IL. Fourth Graders.

  • Panelist and Workshop leader, Children's Reading Roundtable of Chicago, Conference for Authors and Illustrators, Chicago, IL. Adults.

  • Mississippi Valley Christian Writers' Conference. Founded, coordinated, 1985 and taught workshops for adults.

  • Coordinator, Writer's Conference, Moline, IL. Coordinated conferences and taught workshops for three consecutive years, including hosting David Morrell, Dennis E. Hensley and other successful writers.



From elementary-aged children to adults, 
Connie is willing to custom-design programs to meet
the needs of her audiences.
For clubs, organizations and schools, groups have ranged from classroom size to multiple classes in libraries, classes and gym settings.

Visuals have include child-sized full-color professional posters on the From Idea to Publication Process, and Powerpoint programs.




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