A|U Now Scheduling Virtual Author Visits

In the rapidly evolving landscape of author events in a post-pandemic world, we’re working hard to transform our speaking formats to fit your needs. Below you’ll find a curated list of authors who are eager to pivot, willing to be flexible, and already enjoying great success with virtual visits!

New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka brings his celebrated author program online! Jarrett shows students how he went from being a drawing-loving kid to a widely-published adult and how he brings his ideas from sketchbook to printed book. Jarrett will guide young authors and illustrators through the steps of brainstorming, drafting, layout, and revision to launch them into creating their projects! Jarrett is passionate about motivating young people to get creative. Jarrett combines his extensive experience delivering multimedia presentations at in-person assemblies with the production value of his popular YouTube series “Draw Every Day with JJK” to create a one-of-a-kind distance learning experience.

New to Virtual Visits?

We can help! A|U is working hard to support hosts as they navigate the virtual space, and can provide the following resources:

  • Find a format that works best: Formal Lecture/Keynote, Moderated Conversation, Authors in Conversation, Fiction/Nonfiction Workshops, and many others!

  • Arrange a virtual book signing: We’ll collaborate with your local bookseller to provide customized/signed bookplates, and arrange for a special time during the event for the author to meet readers.

  • Evaluate your interface options: We’ll give you the pros/cons on the various platforms available, and how to distribute your digital content.

  • Navigate the registration/marketing process: We’ll help get you set up for participant registration (if necessary) and guide you through virtual ticket entry and access.