Diana currently offers a one-hour Creative Writing Workshop where students collaborate to create an outline for a new story based on their ideas and using descriptions of all five senses. The workshop is very interactive and includes handouts featuring writing tools designed by the author. All of the ideas for the group story come from the students themselves, thus inspiring their creativity and allowing them to learn about the writing process from a professional author.
Diana has previously conducted this workshop at Kensington High School in Philadelphia; Ridley Township Library; Springton Lake Middle School in Media, PA; and J.P.McCaskey High School in Reading, PA, among others. Read about her recent visit to Academy Park High School.
Diana also offers an assembly-style presentation followed by a Q&A. Typically, this presentation focuses on how she became and author, along with the perks and challenges of pursuing a writing profession. But it can be tailored to your group’s needs. She’s spoken about her Hispanic heritage and the need for teens to read for pleasure at a Maryland Teacher’s Conference, and she’s discussed the importance of self-motivation to an Honor Roll Assembly in an inner-city high school. Diana is happy to work with you to create a presentation that will engage your audience.
All presentations can be followed with a book signing, if desired.
To learn more, contact Diana via info at dianarodriguezwallach dot com or fill out this handy form.
Additionally, Diana teaches Creative Writing for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. Learn more about her teaching experience here.