Shannon is excited to connect with readers, writers, and students. She can tailor her school visit presentation to suit various age groups, settings, and program needs for both in-person and virtual visits.
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Dear Ms. Rogers,
Hello! I was one of the students you met with yesterday and I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to meet with us. I really enjoyed talking with you about why you write, and it reminded me of why I write.
I write for fun and disconnecting from the harsh realities of the world. I thought about your question about what problems we wanted to fix, and I had thought that I needed to do something physical, like going into politics to make changes. I thought that was the only way to make real active change, but having thought about our short class discussion, I realize how much writing has changed history in a massive way of changing the way people think.
I realize that though I write to entertain, I can also write to explore the realities of the world that I wanna change. So thank you so much for that. I told my mom about you and your book and she's very interested in reading it. Also, thank you for the bookmark!
Sincerely, Adriana Acosta
Class of 2024 of Art and Design High School
Thank you, Ms. Shannon Rogers, for coming to our school.
I honestly did not expect your presentation to be engaging but after you came to our class, you opened my eyes to a new possibility of writing that really interested me. Your presentation felt personal which I really enjoyed and I appreciated how you managed to engage and relate to the whole class with your questions and your presentation.
It felt like I could relate to being an author even though I never thought about being an author. You truly made me realize how special and important it is to be a writer and a creative person in this world. I truly enjoy being a part of this class because of how many deep and meaningful conversations that we usually don't have in school or even public areas and your presentation added to it. It felt refreshing.
You have made me realize how important and therapeutic it can be to write down your thoughts and feelings about yourself as a creative person dealing with struggles in life. I honestly think every classroom should go over or at least talk about what you presented and asked us. If everyone asked the same questions that you did about the world I feel like the world would get a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Ms. Shannon Rogers, it was an honor being present for your presentation l and I hope you present for our school again for the future generation of seniors to enjoy.
Dear Ms. Rogers,
Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with our class. I highly appreciate the information you provided and it inspired me to possibly write my own stories. I haven’t read your book (yet), but based on your passion for writing I can tell you put your heart and soul into those pages.
Not always do we see stories that capture the life of a teenager dealing with grief accurately, and your way of expressing that to us during your presentation was incredible.
I was extremely tired that day, but your presentation woke me up. It lit a creative fire inside of me. I will forever remember what you said, and again, thank you so much for visiting and taking hours out of your day to speak with us. It helped a lot.