October 5, 2019
10 am-4 pm
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
Chappaqua, New York
For information: Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
Upcoming School Visits
Please contact me to schedule a school visit.
Programs and Presentations
I am an experienced speaker for audiences of all ages. I love visiting schools, libraries, bookstores, book clubs and other venues. I have created several Powerpoint programs for each of my books, ranging in length from 20 to 45 minutes and would also be happy to custom-create a program that suits your needs and interests.
Here's what a few educators have said about my presentations:
The students gave Krystyna rave reviews, including one boy who said it was the best author visit we ever had! Teachers were also very pleased with the content as it was perfectly timed for the fifth grade to begin their research projects.--Barbara Shostal, Librarian, Hunter College Elementary School, New York, New York
Krystyna gave our 7th graders a thorough, engaging presentation on her book A Girl Called Vincent. They learned so much about not only Edna St. Vincent Millay and her poetry, but also about the research and writing process behind the book. Krystyna's love of the subject comes through clearly in her enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the poet and her work. It was a great learning experience for students and teachers alike!—Lea Marmora, Middle School English Teacher & Coordinator of Middle School Life, The Hewitt School, New York, New York
Though her book is tailored towards a middle grade audience, Krystyna Poray Goddu perfectly calibrated her presentation towards my high school seniors, reading excerpts from Millay's own high school journals and presenting marvelous photographs that kept all of us engaged.--Dr. Emily Moore, English Teacher, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York
A great presentation--last period Friday afternoon can be a bear, but Krystyna had every student riveted. The combination of beautiful visual images, compelling storytelling, and a brilliant leaning toward a younger audience without a hint of condescension held the students' rapt attention. Her intellectual and personal passion for Vincent, however is what we will all remember.—Edith Thurber, Upper School English Teacher, The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, New York, New York
This was an outstanding presentation that made Edna St. Vincent Millay come alive in a vivid and engaging way for our middle school students. They came away with a feeling of connection to the poetry, the poet's life, and the biographer's journey. Enthusiastically recommended.--Constance Vidor, Director of Library Services, Friends Seminary, New York City