SCHOOL VISITS, WORKSHOPS, and PRESENTATIONS

I am an author and a former teacher of English Language Arts with an M.Ed. and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

I can customize virtual, in-person, or hybrid visits for individual school needs featuring preschool, elementary, middle, and high school writing workshops and presentations. I can also customize presentations for prepublished adult fiction writers seeking publication of children’s literature.

Presentations can focus on the writing process and literary elements in prose and poetry, the path to publication, and more!

 

YOUR MAMA Reading and Writing Workshops

YOUR MAMA Reading and Hug Yoga (Recommended for Pre-K and K)

I will do an interactive reading of YOUR MAMA. We will engage in a poetry workshop experience where we will speak, draw, and write what we love about our caregivers. We will do hug yoga to send love to our caregivers and to show love and tenderness to ourselves.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

45-60 minutes

 

YOUR MAMA Reader’s Theater and Hug Yoga (Recommended for 1st-3rd grades)

I will conduct a reader’s theater in which children will read the script version of YOUR MAMA.  We will create poetry-in-verse and write what we love about our caregivers. We will do hug yoga to send love to our caregivers and to show love and tenderness to ourselves.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

45-60 minutes

 

HAIR STORY Reading and Writing Workshops

Magic Mirrors (Recommended for Pre-K)

I will do an interactive reading of Hair Story. We will engage in a “magic mirror craft” where we will speak and craft our hair stories in an art activity.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

45-60 minutes

 

Crafting from the Crown (Recommended for 1st-3rd)

I will conduct a reader’s theater where children will read the script version of HAIR STORY. We will engage in a “magic mirror craft” where we will speak, craft, and write our hair stories.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

45-60 minutes

 

Reading and Writing Workshops for THE TRUTH IS and THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY (Middle- High School)

Interactive Presentations can include a reading, discussion, and Q&A of the selected book and a writing workshop where we share and discuss students’ chosen creative writing samples produced prior to the presentation. We can also engage in a writing prompt and shared writing exercise. I recommend a two-part workshop, wherein students receive guidance, instruction, and inspiration on their writing in workshop 1 and share their finished products in a virtual follow up.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

75 minutes+

 

Mental Health Writing Workshops (Adult) *NoNieqa Ramos is not a mental health professional.

How do we translate our own experiences while centering young people and honoring their unique journey? How do we write with integrity and create authentic stories that capture reality and offer hope? This writing workshop is designed for writers and addresses the craft of mental heath representation in writing for young adults. We will talk about self-care and community through the publication and writing process.

Audience Size: 5-25 participants

75 minutes+

 

Virtual Storytimes with Q&A (PreK-3rd grade)

I  will do an interactive reading of YOUR MAMA. After September 7, 2021, I can do an interactive story time for HAIR STORY. A chat and Q&A will follow.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

30 minutes

 

Assembly/Classroom Presentations  (1st-4th grade)

YOUR MAMA

I will do an interactive reading.  My presentation will center family and cultural pride. We will celebrate the beauty of all kinds of families including nuclear families, single parent families, foster families, queer families, and more. We will honor caregivers of all kinds including teachers, child care providers, and extended family.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

45 minutes

 

HAIR STORY

I will do an interactive reading. The first part of my presentation will center on body positivity. I will share pictures of myself, the illustrator, and prominent BIPOC authors and their hair stories.

I will discuss family and cultural pride. The presentation will culminate in the discussion of the mural in HAIR STORY, which contains 17 Latinx and Black icons known both for their accomplishments and their notable hair styles.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

45 minutes

 

BEAUTY WOKE (Available February 15, 2022)

I will do an interactive reading. I will discuss my own experiences connecting with my Puerto Rican heritage as a third generation Boricua. My presentation will center cultural and LGBTQIA+ pride. Teachers and students will be invited to share what makes their families unique and special.

I will dig in to the challenges of experiencing racism as a child and provide children with tools for validation, self-care, and resilience. We will create flags of pride representing students’ family and cultural identities. *In classroom or library presentations, we will march around the perimeter to celebrate to a selected song.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

60 minutes

 

General Q&A Sessions with a Short Writing exercise

Students will read the selected work with their teachers before my visit. I will conduct a short inspirational talk on the craft of writing and the importance of student’s stories, answer questions, and if desired, do a short writing exercise.

Audience Size: Classroom-size group or assembly

30-40 minutes

 

General Rates* subject to change

Reading and Writing Workshops $400 per session

Q&A Sessions $100 or free with purchase of 10 or more books

Full day visits, up to three presentations of up to one hour each plus author lunch: $1500

Half-day visits, two presentations, up to one hour each: $800

Author lunch: Great for small groups and clubs!: $150 or free with a full-day visit

*Travel expenses calculated for schools over 50 miles from Harrisonburg, Virginia

*A thirty dollar fee will be applied for “magic mirror crafts”.