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Barbara offers dynamic, educational, and age appropriate presentations and writing workshops designed for students Pre-K to 12, educators, and adults of all ages.

Schools and libraries invite Barbara to share her presentations to inform and inspire students of all ages to be avid writers and readers. Her WRITE OUT LOUD! programs provide a look into the world of fiction and non-fiction writing and publishing, from idea to finished product. SING AND READ OUT LOUD! combines literacy and music to engage young readers.

These multi-sensory programs are offered in a PowerPoint format with vivid examples and illustrations, age-appropriate props, samples of the author’s work, press proofs, and final copies.

The professional development programs for educators support and complement the curriculum, with topics such as launching a writers’ workshop, creating literacy backpacks for a home-school connection, and using music as an integral part of a literacy program. Her public programs are engaging and entertaining, with topics including Creative Writing and Introduction to Bird Watching.

Barbara works with individual classes, grade-levels, assemblies, and offers residencies. She presents her programs in schools, libraries, summer camps, museums, and other public venues and for groups, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Adult Education.

 Write Out Loud! Author Presentation:

“We recently had Mrs. Barbara Garriel in for a two-day author visit and I cannot begin to describe what an incredibly enthusiastic and inviting program it was.”

Maureen Pederson, Co-President, Locust Valley

“Barbara deftly draws upon her talents as an elementary teacher, author, and singer-songwriter to masterfully weave an engaging, insightful program that relates her interesting life/professional experiences while teaching useful literacy skills that can be used in the classroom.”

Fred Seiden, Co-President, Reading Specialists Council of Suffolk