North Jackson Middle School students writing in a workshop by visiting author Donny Bailey Seagraves

One of my favorite parts of being an author is meeting young readers when I visit their schools and speak at other events where students are present. I am currently booking schools visits, both in person and Skype virtual visits for the coming school year and beyond. If you're interested in having me visit your school, please email me at

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  • I usually speak to no more than 60 students per session, no more than three-four sessions per day, at negotiable rate, plus travel, lodging and related expenses, if more than 50 miles from Winterville, Georgia. Schools may want to sell copies of Gone From These Woods to help offset the cost of the author's visit. To discuss a school visit please send me an email:

Suggested Topics

  • Meet the Author
  • Writing Workshop for Young Writers
  • Finding Fiction in Your Own Backyard
  • Creating Characters, Setting and Plot
  • How to Become a Kid Writer
  • The Five Senses and How to Use Them in Your Writing
  • A Customized Talk or Workshop


Author Donny Bailey Seagraves and R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs as guest readers at Barrow Elementary School.

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