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Visiting Authors

The Visiting Author Program provides Telesis Titans with the unique experience of delving into the writer’s craft by working with nationally recognized authors and illustrators. All of our students from Transitional Kindergarten through Eighth grade are afforded the opportunity to see and hear from at least one author throughout the school year.  During these visits the author will make a presentation in the University Café which typically covers: their childhood and growing up, their love for writing, how they became an author, and their college histories.  Following this presentation, authors may visit class rooms for more personalized question and answer sessions with our students.  Students have the option of purchasing their new book personalized with a signature from the authors themselves.


Some of the authors that have visited include...


Chris Van Allsburg

David Shannon

Rachel Renee Russell

Joanna Philbin

Bob Balaban

Janes Riley

Ken Jennings

Julie Berry

Jon Sciezka

Louis Thomas

Jake Halbern 

Peter Kijawinski

Judd Winick


and many more!



By bringing an author to our institution, we will make powerful connections between our students and the written word—and help bring books to life for them. Not only do author and illustrator visits offer a fun break from the classroom routine, they also introduce students to the processes of writing, developing characters, and expressing one’s creativity.