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Gillian McDunn loves school visits.

At your school, she will share her writing process, including how to find inspiration and craft memorable characters.

Presentations are warm, informative, and story-based. Designed for audiences ages 8-13/grades 3-8. All sessions allow for Q&A time.

Assembly: From Idea to the Page

Gillian explains how she gets her ideas, how she plans her stories, and why revision is magic.

Audience size: Assembly or classroom-size group

45 minutes

Writing Workshops

Students explore the craft of writing in the following hands-on writing workshops:

  • Characters Count: Steps to Crafting

  • Making a Memorable Setting

  • Fantastic First Lines

Audience size: Maximum 35 students

50 minutes

Custom Event

Have something else in mind, such as a school book fair, career exploration, or Read Across America Day? Please contact Gillian to discuss further.

Virtual Visits

Presentation and Q&A 



Please contact for pricing

I’ve been to a lot of author talks, but Gillian McDunn’s was my favorite ever.

—Sixth grade student

Davis Drive Middle School, Cary, NC

Elementary students at assembly with children's book author Gillian McDunn
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