Programs

Catherine Stier is currently on hiatus from school visits.

I am happy to offer a limited number of author school visit programs a year, conduct book signings or appear on author panels or at other events.  A list of events that I have participated in appears below.  The description for the popular “If I Were President” Author Program follows. 

Please contact me for more details regarding rates and availability. 

Catherine Stier and the suitcase of props that travels with her to author school visits.

If I Were President Author Visit Program (approx. 45 minutes)

Award-winning San Antonio author Catherine Stier weaves information from her trio of political/patriotic picture books—IF I WERE PRESIDENT, IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT and TODAY ON ELECTION DAY—into a lively, interactive program. Discover how addressing Social Studies standards can be fun as students play the roles of presidential candidates or see their classmate’s face on a dollar bill! Stier also speaks of the professional author’s writing practices, drawing parallels between a student’s writing process—including multiple revisions and peer and teacher feedback—and her own. Especially suited for election season, Celebrate Freedom Week, Presidents’ Day, Constitution Day as well as Literary Celebrations and Author Festivals.

In addition to numerous school visits, Catherine has appeared at several other author or literature/literary events.

A Sampling of Past Appearances:

  • Assistance League of San Antonio Lit ‘N Lunch
    “A Sentimental Journey” theme, books about WWII
    Guest author/speaker
  • The DoSeum Children’s Museum, San Antonio
    Guest presenter, Everyday Heroes event
  • The Queen Mary Ship Hotel & Attraction, Long Beach, CA
    Guest author, book-signing event at Stacks gift shop
  • The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    Boston, MA
    Co-presenter of academic research on “Beyond Verbal and Visual Text: The Functions of Peritextual Features in Caldecott Winning Picture Books” with M. Martinez, Ph.D. & L. Prior, Ph.D.
  • International Reading Association, University of Texas at San Antonio Chapter
    Guest presenter on “The Evolution of a Picturebook”
  • San Antonio Writing Project Summer Institute
    Guest author/presenter
  • Texas A&M University — San Antonio
    Writing For Today’s Child: Voices From San Antonio Authors
    Guest author/presenter
  • Braille Awareness Day, Barnes and Noble San Pedro, San Antonio
    Featuring If I Ran For President (Braille version) which was selected as a “Children’s Book of the Month” by the National Braille Press
  • DallasKids Read!
    Dallas, Texas
    Guest author/presenter
  • The Twig Book Shop
    San Antonio, Texas
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • St. Gregory the Great Catholic School Family Literacy Night
    San Antonio, Texas
    Guest author/presenter
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of American History
    Washington D.C.
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • American Library Association Conference
    Washington D.C.
    Guest author, book-signing event, Albert Whitman & Company booth
  • Texas Library Association Conference
    San Antonio, Texas
    Guest author, book-signing event, Albert Whitman & Company booth
  • Educators’ Event/SCBWI-Southwest Texas Event
    “Successful School Visits with Author Catherine Stier”
    Barnes & Noble San Pedro, San Antonio
    Guest author/presenter
  • Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration
    Mount Rushmore History Association Book store, South Dakota
    Guest author, book-signing event
  • Schaumburg Township District Library, Suburban Chicago
    Teen Writing Club Facilitator
  • Children’s Literature Breakfast Sponsored by Anderson Bookshops, IL
    Guest author
  • State of Illinois Young Authors Conference
    Illinois State University, Normal, IL
    Guest author/presenter
  • International Reading Association Annual Conference
    Atlanta, GA
    Guest author, Albert Whitman & Company Booth
  • Illinois Reading Council/SCBWI Author Luncheon & Autograph Session
    Springfield, IL
    Guest author
  • Inside Writing & Publishing Author Series
    Presented by the North Suburban Library Systems, Illinois
    Guest author/presenter, Writing for Kids 101
  • “Publishing Your First Book” Panel Discussion
    Sponsored by the Writing Studio at Harper College
    Palatine, Illinois
    Guest author/speaker
  • Art Institute of Chicago’s Festival of Children’s Books
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Guest author
  • American Library Association Conference
    Chicago, IL
    “Meet the Authors” event, Albert Whitman & Company booth
  • Read Across America
    Target Department Store, Schaumburg, Illinois
    Guest author/presenter
Twig Book Signing

Twig Book Signing

San Antonio Children's Museum

San Antonio Children’s Museum

Queen Mary Crafts

Queen Mary Crafts

SMithsonian Book Signing

Smithsonian Book Signing

Fireworks at Mount Rushmore Event

Fireworks at Mount Rushmore Event