Author Visits

Dorian is available for school visits and writer’s conferences. She has had extensive experience teaching children, teens, and adults.

School Visits

From Book Idea to Bookstore: This presentation explains the many stages between that first spark of inspiration to eventual publication. Students will also hear about the various aspects of the writing process, including prewriting, organizing, writing, and revising.

Hands-On Workshops: This presentation works best with class-sized groups. Students will participate in various writing exercises in which they may build a character, create a setting, write a scene with dialog, or plan a plot.

Poetry Workshops: This presentation examines poetic techniques and forms using examples from various contemporary poets. Students will also write their own poems.

Writer’s Conferences

Dorian has presented several writing workshops for the Florida SCBWI in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and Boca Raton. She has also given workshops at the Florida Suncoast Writers Conference and the Coral Springs Arts Festival. She has presented on every aspect of writing, including: finding high concept ideas, using poetic devices to power your prose, structuring your novel, and finding your character’s emotional arc. Her presentations are constantly evolving and can be tailored to your needs.


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