KidLit for the Philippines is an online
talent auction to benefit Mercy Corps and UNICEF relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda). Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have
donated various services and items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
with donations being made directly to Mercy Corps and UNICEF.
Author/illustrator school visit
Description: I have done school programs all over the country, incorporating my
story-telling/performance skills with my teaching experience to give children a
rich understanding of the joys of writing and illustrating stories. I ask the
question, where do books come from? And the answer, IDEAS! help the child
realize that they have all the resources inside them to do great work. I use
original artwork, dummies, reference material and finished books as teaching
tools. We have a wonderful time.
I will do three 30 minute sessions for groups of up to
60 students, ages from kindergarten to high school. (Older students are taught
If the school is over an hour outside of Brooklyn,
transportation and lunch costs must be paid by the school.
Estimated Value: $500
Minimum Bid: $100
Auction Ends: 12/7/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
is an author/illustrator/performer trained in Montessori teaching. She lives
in paradise, aka Brooklyn, a bike ride from Prospect Park, the Botanic Garden,
an art museum, zoo, and BAM, and she often bikes over the Brooklyn Bridge and
back to work at her favorite book stores. If she's not working there, or
writing poems or songs, or honing her drawings and dummy books, she may be
performing one person, one act, one (life-size) puppet play, MIRIAM, or helping
her husband with campaigns for UNICEF.
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Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.
* A note about last-minute bidding:
If you are used to online auctions that end at an exact, given second, please
know that the KidLitPhil auctions don’t work quite that way. Each auction ends
when I post the “Auction closed” comment. I do that when my computer turns to
10pm EST, but because I have multiple auctions to close at that time (also
because I am human) it will not be precisely at 10pm EST. At any rate, the
winning bid is the high bid before the Auction Closed comment, even if the time
on your computer reads slightly after 10:00. Thanks for understanding!
Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity
organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of notification.
For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within
the U.S.; winning bidder pays for express shipping or for shipping outside the