School Visits

I love to visit schools and would love to spend time with you and your students. The workshops I offer are set out below. If you’re interested, simply reach out for information on my workshops and rates.

“To say Elly Swartz’s school visit was energizing and engaging would be an understatement. During her visit to my classroom at Rippowam Middle School, you could feel her enthusiasm and appreciation. The authentic connections she made with my scholars, not only taking questions about our read aloud, “Finding Perfect,” but by sitting as a community on our carpet and reading a chapter from “Finding Perfect” was appreciated by all students. Elly shared about her ups and down on her journey in the writing industry, which sent such a positive message to students about following your dreams and never giving up for what you believe in. Her presentation about empathy was beautifully aligned with her “Unfolding Identity” project. Her natural ability to relate and connect with students was evident in all her interactions throughout the day. She signed “Finding Perfect” books during lunch and autographed many bookmarks as well. Her visit was so successful that my students and I are are still talking about it today!”

–Jimmy Sapia, 6th Grade Individuals and Societies Teacher
Rippowam Middle School, CT

A Visit from Elly Swartz

“My fortunate fifth graders were the recipients of a visit from Elly Swartz, author of Finding Perfect. It was a fantabulous visit. I know this because I watched the reaction of the students and teachers. I know this also because the fifth graders and their teachers are still talking about it a week later.“
Jennifer Reed,  Librarian
Mason-Rice Elementary School, Newton, MA

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“Elly Swartz is fantastic with middle grade students! Elly graciously answered all of my students’ questions and took the time to explain what her days are like as a writer. She spent time explaining how important revisions are during the writing process – something my students desperately needed to hear from a professional writer. Thank you, Elly!! My class adores you and is still talking about your visit!”

–Amber Kuehler, 4th grade
Fairmeadows Elementary, West Des Moines, IA

Unfolding Identity Project

“My fortunate fifth graders were the recipients of a visit from Elly Swartz, author of Finding Perfect. It was a fantabulous visit. I know this because I watched the reaction of the students and teachers. I know this also because the fifth graders and their teachers are still talking about it a week later. There are two specific things that made this visit remarkable. One is Elly’s connection with students. Her passion and enthusiasm for writing and specifically writing characters from the heart was authentic and moving. The second reason is the subject matter of Finding Perfect. Elly’s approach to talking about Molly, the protagonist who is struggling with undiagnosed OCD, allowed the students to hear and relate to Molly and develop empathy and understanding for her story.” 

-Jennifer Reed, Librarian
Mason-Rice Elementary School, Newton, MA
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Skype Visits

I also love to connect via Skype. I’m happy to do a free Skype visit with your class or book club. Let’s talk.

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Good News! Give and Take (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Coming 2019!