Author Visits

Preparing for the 1918 flu pandemic, Grossmont HS, CA
Cat Winters is a multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed historical novelist based out of Portland, Oregon. She has spoken at high schools, middle schools, libraries, and writing festivals across the U.S. and has taught workshops for children, teens, and adults.

Sample Presentations:

Strange, Dark, & Haunting History
Winters explains how she uses little-known and overlooked moments in history to create her novels and describes her process of turning historical research into stories. She encourages students to explore the history of their own communities and families to discover how their lives have been shaped by the past.

Bringing Historical Legends to Life
Winters discusses The Raven’s Tale, her 2019 novel about the teenage years of Edgar Allan Poe. She shares her process of crafting a novel about a real-life historical figure, talks about our collective fascination with myths and legends, chats with students about private vs. public personas, and, if time permits, leads a short group writing session that celebrates Poe’s love of language and emotion.

The Power of Perseverance
Winters describes her long journey to publication, discusses what it takes to become an author, and shows that no matter what your goals are in life, hard work, determination, and patience are necessary ingredients for success.

Write Fearlessly!
Winters takes her “Power of Perseverance” presentation and caters it specifically to young writing students. Students will learn about the first steps writers need to take when seeking publication, receive tips about overcoming self-doubt, and discover opportunities available for writers in their teens.

To book Cat for a school visit or other speaking engagement, please contact Lisa Nadel at Lonni Lane Marketing:
lonnilanemarketing@gmail.com

Testimonial:

“It was a pleasure to host Cat Winters at Manchester Township High School where she addressed our faculty and student body in two 50 minute presentations through PowerPoint slides and a lecture about her thoroughly researched novels.”
—Marjon Weber, Manchester Township High School, NJ

Related teaching guides:
The Raven's Tale
The Cure for Dreaming

Cat Winters can also be booked for library talks, conference and festival speeches and panels, keynote speeches, and a limited number of writing workshops. Please contact Lisa Nadel at Lonni Lane Marketing for inquiries about appearances. Travel and hotel fees will apply for any event outside the Portland Metro Area.

Manchester Township High School, Manchester Township, NJ

Remington Traditional School, Maryland Heights, Missouri

San Diego High School, California.

Manchester Township High School, New Jersey.

Oregon Writing Festival, Portland, Oregon.

Grossmont High School, San Diego, California.

Manchester PTA Newsletter, Manchester Township, NJ.

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