Socratic Parenting LLC

Home
Media Kit
Author Visits
Professional Training
Events
Socratic Parenting Book
ABC's of Sexual Assault
Maybe I Will
Just Myrto
Summer Sanctuary
Meet the Author
2006 FWW article
Token of Change
Mind's Eye Logo
Socratic Solutions
Recommendations
webassets/authorvisit1.JPG
Photo courtesy of Sarah Strassburger

AUTHOR VISITS 
     
Laurie would love to visit your school, library or organization

Standard Interactive Presentations
    
1.  The Poetry and Music of Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/May 2010)
    
2.  From Writing to Publishing and Back to Writing
    
3.  Reading to Become a Better Writer
  
4.  Thickening the Plot
  
5.  Shakespeare and Sandy's Sonnets (high school and older)
  
6.  Sexual Assault: Fact and Fiction (high school and older)
   
7.  A Genderless Point of View (high school and older)
  
8.  Playing with Plato
  
9. The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but The Truth
   
10.  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
  
11.  Socratic Parenting
  
12. Parenting Facts and Fiction
  
13. Developing Intrinsic Motivation
  
14. Rebel Reading
 
15.  Cultivating Resilience through Literature
 
16. Researching and Writing Just Myrto
 
17.  The Art of Personal Transformation
   
    
E-mail Laurie at Laurie@SocraticParenting.com with information regarding your group size and the amount of time available to receive a proposal specifically suited to your needs.
    

Special Interactive Presentations:
    
1.  The Best Is Yet To Come!
     
Be the first to learn about Laurie's current inspirations, projects and works in progress.
    
2.  You Name It!
  
Laurie's extensive experience as an attorney, teacher, coach, inspirational speaker and child advocate make her an excellent choice for a keynote speaker on a variety of subjects.  Please e-mail her at Laurie@SocraticParenting.com with your proposed topic.

webassets/authorvisit2.jpg
Photo courtesy of Sarah Strassburger

Standard Speaking Fees in Fort Wayne, IN (or up to 1 hour drive)
    
Single Presentation (up to one hour)..............................................................$250
    
Half Day (two presentations)..........................................................................$400
    
Full Day (four presentations)..........................................................................$700
    
 
All others $1000 per day for presentations ($200 per day for travel days) plus travel expenses, lodging, and per diem food allowance. 
 
Skype sessions also available starting at $50. 

webassets/authorvisit3.JPG
Photo courtesy of Sarah Strassburger

Financial Assistance
   
Laurie has a generous group of anonymous supporters who sometimes offer financial assistance to those who have a special event, but are unable to pay standard speaking fees.  Please e-mail Laurie at Laurie@SocraticParenting.com with details regarding your event to see if your group might qualify for assistance. 

What People are Saying  

  “The students agreed: their discussion with you was not only the most enjoyable and interesting of the presentations this year, but the most educational as well.”

--Suzanne Laker, Dekalb CHANGE Academy, Auburn, IN        

 

"Our students loved your presentation....the things they learned were revealed when we 'unpacked' your lesson."

     --Cookye Rutledge, Director, Appleseed Youth Writing Camp, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
    
"Laurie Gray was excellent.  She was informative, enthusiastic, and interesting.  Laurie really connected with a few of our teens who write.  The overall message of Laurie's visit was incredibly encouraging and positive, just what our patrons need. *** I had to laugh that of all the books I have read recently, I, a 24-year-old public school-educated woman, connected the most to a 12-year-old, home-schooled boy...."
     --Darcy Davidson, Teen Services Supervisor, Eckhart Public Library, Auburn, IN
    
"A few or our sixth grade students have said it was one of the best books they ever read. Over 150 students joined us to hear about Laurie's background and how she developed her story with the use of poetry she had written." 
     --Dr. Robby Goodman, Principal, Northridge Middle School (Middlebury, IN)
     
"Your poem 'Someone, Anyone' is my favorite poem.  I think that's because that's how I feel all the time.  It's like you understand."
     --Madison D., 8th grade
  
" Tremendous presentation.  Exceeded my expectations.  The kids were totally engaged and excited.  Creating plot for these kids has always seemed very difficult.  However, Ms. Gray made it seem attainable for the students and teachers.  Very impressive."
     --Mr. Ottenweller, 4th grade
  
" I thought the presentation was fabulous....Thank you so much!"
     --Mrs. Russell, 2nd grade
  
"I loved her enthusiasm, which spills over into my students."
     --Mrs. Czartoski, 2nd grade
   
"The presentation was geared nicely for my age group, and it held everyone's attention very well."
     --Mr. Meyer, 2nd grade 

webassets/NorthridgeMS3-2011.JPG

Thank you to Children's Author Kim Normann for including me on her list of Indiana authors available for school visits.