Debbie Hilbish will be speaking to Burl and his wife about her vision, passion and mission to inspire students to read, write and create.
She reaches out to as many people as possible to share what they do at Student Author Visits, Inc. (SAVI) founded by Larry James, a 70+ great grandfather, artist, writer of music and author of children's books. Debbie became Chairperson and Secretary at SAVI after retiring from a career with the United States Post Office, publishing books of her poetry, and hosting eight-week authors' fairs at The Reader's Oasis book store in Quartzsite AZ.
because "America's economy began to fail
in 2007 and millions of citizens were struggling, plus they that the
income disparity gap in our country has widened every year for at least the last
twenty years. This has brought us to the point where it's impossible for many parents
to purchase books for their children." SAVI is a free program provided to
elementary fourth grade classes and boys and girls clubs in selected areas. At
the beginning of each visit, Larry introduces himself and thanks the students
for inviting him. He reads the first chapter of one of the chapter books he has
written and illustrated.
The children than get to listen to one of the age appropriate songs on our music cd. The question and answer segment is next. Children ask good questions like: How do you write, illustrate, or publish a book? The program usually last about an hour. At the end of our visit each student receives a FREE SAVI PACK which consists of: 1 copy of the signed chapter book, 1 CD with 8 (eight) age appropriate songs, and a BOOKWORM BUDDY BUTTON.
The live interview will be at Monday, Aug 31 at 7:00 pm Eastern. If you cannot make the live show, the interview will be archived for your listening pleasure. click here