I enjoy visiting schools to discuss my books, writing, research, US civil rights history, teaching, and other interesting topics. In the last seven years, I’ve had the good fortune to visit schools around the country, and I find that work to be a very pleasant part of writing for teenagers.
In recent years, I’ve also had opportunities to speak at various conferences and workshops for teachers, librarians, and college students, and I welcome such opportunities.
Because I have a full-time job, planning a visit to a school or to a conference is made easier when I have plenty of lead time. My university teaching schedule does have some flexibility, but I prefer to avoid missing any of my classes when at all possible.
If you’re planning to invite me—or any author or illustrator—for a school visit, here are some sites that provide helpful information:
If you’d like to consider me as a speaker at your school or on your program, feel free to call or email me. It helps me if I know the date(s) you’re considering, the audience, and what you’d like me to do.
More About The Author
Chris Crowe, born in Illinois to a father with wanderlust, attended 8 different schools before he graduated from high school in Tempe, Arizona. He attended Brigham Young University on a football scholarship, and after graduating from BYU taught English at his former high school for 10 years before accepting a teaching position at a university in Japan. From there he moved to BYU-Hawaii for 4 years, and then to BYU, where he is a professor in the English department.
He loves sports, Mexican food, Kettle potato chips, French-burnt peanuts, hiking in Utah’s canyons, reading novels and nonfiction, writing novels and nonfiction, watching DVDs of “Inspector Morse,” “Jeeves and Wooster,” and “Hercule Poirot,” teasing his children, traveling, hanging out with his 4 kids—and with his two granddaughters, Ella and Kasia—and spending time with his beautiful and patient wife, Elizabeth.
He hates opera and soap operas, fat-free salt-free creamy peanut butter, burned popcorn, flying in single-engine airplanes, Hawaiian centipedes, digging ditches, losing his temper, and any sort of extreme physical pain.
Chris is the author of 16 books and many articles and stories. His newest book, Death Coming Up The Hill, records the events of 1968 in haiku.