School Visits and Residencies

 Mary Brigid Barrett teaching a writing workshop to fourth graders in East Elementary School in Sharon, Massachusetts in 1999.

Mary Brigid Barrett teaching a writing workshop to fourth graders in East Elementary School in Sharon, Massachusetts in 1999.

 Mary Brigid Barrett, on far left with, left to right, authors and illustrators Jack Gantos, Patricia McKissack, Calef Brown, Katherine Paterson, and Chris Van Dusen, giving a presentation to students from the Washington DC public schools.

Mary Brigid Barrett, on far left with, left to right, authors and illustrators Jack Gantos, Patricia McKissack, Calef Brown, Katherine Paterson, and Chris Van Dusen, giving a presentation to students from the Washington DC public schools.

For more than two decades—through thick and thin, or through thin to thick!—Mary Brigid Barrett has been teaching creative writing workshops and giving author/illustrator presentations to preschool, elementary,  and middle school students. 

If you are interested in Mary Brigid coming to your school or neighborhood library to give an author/illustrator presentation, or to teach a creative writing workshop, please feel free to contact her at: marybrigidbarrett@comcast.net.

As president of The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (www.thencbla.org) Mary Brigid gives education presentations and workshops celebrating the dynamic NCBLA award-winning publication Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, (www.ourwhitehouse.org). Using an interdisciplinary approach that includes science, art, and literature—compatible with new Common Core standards—Mary Brigid will share stories and information from Our White House, expanding students’ view of the presidency and our nation’s history. These presentations and workshops are appropriate for elementary and middle school students and can be tailored to meet specific classroom and curriculum needs. Mary Brigid also gives professional development workshops for educators demonstrating the use of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out in the classroom, emphasizing Common Core standards.

If you are interested in Mary Brigid's NCBLA Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out school and classroom presentations for elementary and middle school students, or in her Our White House professional development workshops for educators, please email The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance at:  info@thencbla.org