In between books, Adam Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to make monsters, robots, and zombies come to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, King Kong, Pacific Rim, Transformers, and Tron.
After spending countless hours in front of a keyboard meticulously adjusting tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is delighted at the prospect of modifying his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed adjectives. He’s been eating food since age 7, so feels very qualified to write the Evertaster series. He once showed a famous movie star where the bathroom was.
Adam wrote every single word in the EVERTASTER series, the picture book FETCH, and the unfathomable CHUM.
After visiting hundreds of schools, as well as speaking at the California Reading Association, author Adam Glendon Sidwell is excited to share his interactive and motivating assembly with your school. “The Art of Story” draws on Adam’s experiences as an animator for blockbuster Hollywood films such as Tron and Pirates of the Caribbean, teaching Common Core writing principles such as structure, narrative and theme as well as providing real life writing experiences. The presentation reinforces the diverse educational skills required for students to develop their own stories. Using rich visuals from blockbuster films students know, Adam engages students and teach Common Core Standards including: story structure, moral dilemma & character development, dialogue, theme, description & drawing from experience, writing for an audience and setting writing goals.
PRICINGFor out-of-area visits, the price is $1200 for a single assembly. To make travel cost-effective, we offer special discounts when you refer other schools that book on the same day in your area: Single school: $1200/school. 2 schools: $600/school. 3 schools: $400/school. There are also full day Assembly + Workshop Combo packages available, where students can experience a hands-on writing session with Adam in a small setting. For more information contact: email@example.com
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