Workshops & School Visits

Author Patrick McBriarty is happy to provide STEM workshops and author visits for schools, libraries, booksellers, and home schoolers. Learn why he lives under a bridge (it’s really not that bad!), what it’s like to be an author, about writing, bridges and much more…

Children’s Bridge (STEM) Workshops — Bring an interactive children’s bridge (STEM/STEAM) workshop to your school, library, or group led by author Patrick McBriarty. Program includes a read aloud, explanation of basic bridges and bridge concepts, discussion, and interactive play for groups of 10-150. Introduce kids to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) using simple construction materials and hands-on experience designing and building their own bridges. Parents, guardians, and volunteers are encouraged to be involved and assist participants and kids get to take their bridges home. (Ideal for 4-12 year olds; 45-70 minutes; $225-650 negotiable, based on group size, number of sessions, travel time, and required materials.)



School Visits — Bring author Patrick McBriarty into your school, library, or group to talk with students about what it is like to be an author, writing tips & techniques, his books, the importance of STEM/STEAM, and how he came to realize he lives under a bridge! Author sessions are typical grouped cater to pre-K to 3rd Graders with a read aloud and Q&A; 4th-6th Grades to discuss writing and what its like to be an author and bridge & bridge structures; Junior & High Schools usually share my story of becoming an author, writing, a typical day and why bridges are so cool. (All grades; 25-50 minutes/session; $225-850 negotiable based on group size, number of sessions, travel time, and ability to sell books and DVDs.)


“Patrick, Thank you for a great visit yesterday! It was fun watching the kids get into the books and your talk about writing them. Thank you again.” — Amy DeForrest Library Media Specialist, Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School