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Welcome to Author Study!

Author Study host and creator Kwame Alexander

Author Study is an innovative, multimedia literacy initiative created by Kwame Alexander, #1 New York Times best-selling, Newbery medal-winning author of The Crossover, The Door of No Return, Becoming Muhammed Ali, Rebound, The Undefeated, and more.

Since 2010, Kwame has visited more than two thousand schools around the globe. Why? Because Kwame LOVES sharing his joy for writing and reading with students and educators! Yet he still wants to reach more kids. Author Study allows him to do that...in an easy, affordable way.

This virtual webinar series brings Kwame Alexander and other notable authors into classrooms, libraries, homes, and community groups with live events throughout the year – for a reasonable price (including discounted registration for Title I schools and homeschoolers).

Every Author Study event includes a 45-minute virtual livestream session in which Kwame...

  • Celebrates the joy and power of words

  • Reads aloud from one of his beloved books

  • Teaches a brief writing craft lesson - emailed to registrants after the program

  • Talks with a special guest author (sometimes two!), and

  • Gives a live Q&A session about his own writing - taking select questions from attendees in the chat.

Author Study events include an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, too.

Help energize your students’ love of reading and writing! Author Study provides a fun, affordable, literary experience that they’ll never forget.

And it serves as a direct extension of Kwame’s mission:

To change the world, one word at a time.

Announcing the 2024-25 Author Study series!

We have a star-studded Author Study series in development for the 2024-25 school year, kicking off in September 2024. If you are budget-planning now, please see below for dates and pricing options. Email us directly for special group registration discounts.

All Author Study virtual events will start at 1:00pm Eastern Time / 10:00am Pacific Time.

Registration for all events opens June 28, 2024... follow the links below to register.

BONUS! Just prior to the kick-off of our incredible Author Study 2024-25 season, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 17th for a FREE Literary Pep Rally, a 25-minute event celebrating the launch of Kwame's new book, Black Star, the second book in the Door of No Return trilogy! You'll also want to be there for special guest appearances and exciting announcements about Author Study and the launch of Kwame's Book Club.

Tuesday, October 29, 2024, featuring special guest Jason Reynolds
For upper elementary, middle, and high school students

Tuesday, December 10, 2024, featuring special guest Mo Willems
For elementary and middle-grade students

Monday, February 3, 2025, featuring special guests Tracey Baptiste & Caroline Starr Rose
For upper-elementary, middle, and high school students

Tuesday, April 22, 2025, featuring special guests Jasmine Warga & Alicia D. Williams
For all students, celebrating National Poetry Month

Registration Access:

Each registration provides access through a unique URL and passcode as a single log-in to the virtual livestream, which can be used by one device for viewing in a single classroom or library or broadcast to a school-wide assembly with students gathered in the same location. The login cannot be used by multiple devices concurrently. However, if your school or organization has the capability to livestream internally, to multiple classrooms or locations from one device, you may use a single login that way.

Sign up here for Kwame’s newsletter to receive updates to all Author Study and other events, and watch for announcements on Kwame’s social media channels, too!

Pricing:

General Registrations (Each event requires a registration)

$375 single registration or two registrations for $650

Title 1 and Homeschoolers (Each event requires a registration)

$250 single registration or two registrations for $400

For discounted registrations of 5 or more, please email us for pricing!