Feb 9, 2012

Virtual Visit: Author and Students Meet in Cyberspace

Studying writing and literature is more fun when you get to meet real authors and learn about writing from them!

Language Arts students at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul recently met with Kar-Ben Publishing author Tami Lehman-Wilzig through a virtual author visit. The school used Skype and a SMART BOARD to connect with Tami, who lives in Israel. The 8-hour time gap didn't matter for this live visit.

Able to ask questions and interact via webcam, students chatted with Tami about her creative process, asking what inspired her to write many of her stories. They were surprised to find out how life experiences often play a role in creating fiction, and they enjoyed hearing Tami talk about how she is inspired by her Jewish heritage. 
Tami offers a variety of programs for schools on many of her books, including: Green Bible Stories for Children, Zvuvi's Israel, Keeping the Promise, and Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles. Learn more at her website.

Get more information about inviting a Kar-Ben author to your school or organization.

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