Using photographs, audio-visual material, published work and work in progress, Uma shares her writing journey with young people in a personal and meaningful way. She makes connections through childhood experiences and stories that reflect the commonalities of being human in a changing world. Her presentations, like her books, are both uniquely specific and universally relevant.
Uma engages teachers and librarians in conversations about reading, writing, and teaching writing. She brings her experience teaching writing of place, combining skill building with honest discussions of challenges, and a commitment to honoring the voices of young writers. For adult writers, Uma runs writing workshops with depth and respect for the craft. She teaches writers how to discover their own process, and learn to work with it. No formulas here—the emphasis is on developing insights and understanding, and opening doors. She also offers virtual residencies to schools through e-mail or Internet bulletin-boards, as well as realtime week-long residencies in classrooms. On occasion she's even been invited to be resident writer on a field trip to a museum or park.
For school visits and conferences (including honorarium, travel, and booking details) contact:
Uma Krishnaswami is represented by:
Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Ten Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Contact Uma by mail at:
PO Box 5561
Farmington, NM 87499