and how to book them!
ROBERT PRIEST IN THE SCHOOLS
Robert Priest has been conducting workshops and giving recitals of age-appropriate poems and songs for over 25 years. He is as comfortable and effective working with high school age students as he is with the very, very young.
His versatility and experience with a wide range of writing forms: poetry, song, drama, fiction, children’s writing, film scripts, creative non-fiction and journalism, make him a valuable resource to writers of any age.
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HOW TO BOOK ROBERT PRIEST
Robert is currently book visits for the 07/08 school year
His basic fee is $300 per reading/workshop and $550 for two
This can be subsidized through both The Writer's Union and The League of Canadian Poets
If you would like to book Robert Contact:
LEAGUE OF POETS 416 504 1657, http://www.poets.ca click on readings program
THE WRITER’S UNION: 703 8982 http://www.writersunion.ca/ click on “invite a writer”
At this time both the league and the union are accepting bookings. If you are interested in booking Robert you should do so soon as the readings can go quickly. You can also use the league or union to help you book Robert privately. In this case the school would pay the entire fee.
or contact Robert for private booking at 416 463 1385
The League and Union booking processes are surprisingly easy with only an online form to fill out. The advantage of this is that the league and the union supply a subsidy through the OAC poets-in-the-schools program. This not only covers part of the poet’s fees but in the case of out-of-town visits covers transportation and per diem expenses including hotels.
In their terminology he charges: $550 per full day (school's portion is $350 for a full day, approx. 2 readings) or 300/ half day (school's portion is $200 for a half day, one reading) This can vary in the case of inner city schools or schools otherwise economically challenged.
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