School & Inspirational Presentations

Virginia Pilegard Speaking

Virginia Speaking
Photo by Howard Watkins, Fresno’s Photo Laureate

Mrs. Pilegard offers up to three assembly or classroom presentations per day for elementary grades.  A maximum of 30 students is suggested for hands-on demonstrations and creative writing workshops, and up to 200 students for storytelling with overhead projection.  Each presentation is approximately 40 minutes long.  An additional question-and-answer session for 20 students or less will be provided upon request.

Comments for “Mathematical Adventure” Picture Book Presentations:

  Thank you so much for your excellent talk last night (at the annual meeting of the Arne Nixon Center Advocates). I really enjoyed it and so did everyone else. That was just the perfect talk that explained much, but left us wanting more. . . . a wonderful evening.  -Angelica Carpenter, Curator, Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature

   Thank you for your wonderful presentation to McCord students and staff last Friday! Our students learned so much about the writing process, medieval China, and math. We are very appreciative of your kindness! Sheila Wiebe, Principal

Thank you for a wonderful chance to get to know an author and learn many interesting things. You took us on an adventure that we will treasure for a lifetime. –The Cultural Committee of Mariposa Elementary

Honorarium and Expenses

Mrs. Pilegard’s honorarium is $800.00 per day.  Fees for other types of events should be discussed directly with the author.  There is no charge for a book-signing event only; however, some expenses may apply.

The costs of travel, meals, and lodging are the responsibility of the hosting organization. Fifty-cents per mile is charged for reasonable driving distances from Wishon, California.  Air or train fare is required for longer distances.

Book Sales

Many children will want to purchase copies of Mrs. Pilegard’s books.  Pelican Publishing Company offers a 40-percent discount to organizations hosting an author event.  Book orders are done on a consignment basis and Pelican’s event plan is easy and convenient to use.


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