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Speaking Engagement Requests

Kwame loves speaking at schools, libraries, organizations and conferences about his passion for literacy, books and the craft of writing. He loves sharing his experiences and motivating others. Kwame receives thousands of speaking requests every year and as much as he would like to, he simply cannot accept all of them and sometimes, schools and organizations struggle to afford the honorariums associated with an appearance.
In response, Kwame is now offering a unique, innovative and engaging option for schools: Author Study with Kwame Alexander as a way to bring Kwame and other notable authors virtually into classrooms, libraries, and community groups at an exclusive rate (including discounted registration for Title I schools and homeschoolers). To see all of the Author Study virtual event options and to register for an event, click here.
If you are interested in booking Kwame for an in-person or virtual appearance, please complete the form below.


“Thank you (Kwame Alexander) so much for a fantastic visit to Berkeley. Our kids loved seeing you. You spread the love of reading, poetry and positive attitude so much. The energy in the room yesterday was off the charts amazing! You had kids dancing and popping, even in the very back row. And I was stunned by how thoughtful and interesting the kids' questions were.”

–Mary Ann Scheuer, Teacher/Librarian Berkeley, CA Unified School District

“We had the most amazing time of my whole career--there was such synergy in our middle school. Moms and dads, students and faculty, were all so energized and moved. During the entire process you have been so helpful (and quick!), in responding to all of the little things that have come up. Thank you!!! This truly has been an excellent experience!”

–Sarah Gaetano, ELA Teacher, Clinton Middle School, NY