Speaking Engagements

 

Hi, I’m Erica. I’m a published author and writing mentor. Whether you’re organizing an event for children or adults, I am here to offer transformative speaking services on various aspects of the writing journey.

Photo of author Erica Richmond, wearing an orange silk dress. She is smiling directly at the camera, preparing to speak to a group.

Unlock Your Creative Potential

My specialty is creative unblocking and my conversations include:

  • Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Confronting Imposter Syndrome
  • Cultivating Confidence to Write
  • Why Your Words Matter
  • The Importance of Sharing Your Story
  • Self-Publishing Children’s Books
  • Memoir Writing in a Fable Format
  • The Healing Power of Writing

Tailored Speaking Engagements for All Ages

Whether engaging with young minds or young-at-heart individuals, my speaking services are tailored to captivate and inspire. By weaving together anecdotes, expertise, and interactive elements, I ensure an enriching experience that transcends the boundaries of age and background.

School Visits

Inspire and encourage your students with their creativity and writing through an author visit. Assemblies for grades K-12 are 45 minutes and include:

  • Encouragement to write their own stories
  • Discussion of why it is important to share our stories
  • How writing helped me understand and share my experience with an anxiety disorder
  • Reading from one of the Pixie books
  • Time for Q&A

Writing Groups

Bring fresh ideas and inspiration to your writing group. My unique writing style of incorporating fables, art, and movement into my practice is a unique lens that I share with others. Topics for conversation and workshop can include:

  • Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Confronting Imposter Syndrome
  • Cultivating Confidence to Write
  • Why Your Words Matter
  • The Importance of Sharing Your Story
  • Self-Publishing Children’s Books
  • Memoir Writing in a Fable Format

Women Empowerment

Both of my Pixie books draw on the themes of trusting yourself, regaining your voice, and gaining the confidence to be true to yourself. Drawing from my expressive arts studies, I’ve acquired powerful techniques that transform writing and art into therapeutic tools. Topics for conversation and workshops can include:

  • Confronting Imposter Syndrome
  • Cultivating Confidence to Write
  • Why Your Words Matter
  • The Importance of Writing and Sharing Your Story
  • The Healing Power of Writing

Why Choose Me?

As an experienced writing coach and successful author, I offer a rich background and a passionate commitment to inspiring others to discover their unique voice.

Drawing from my expressive arts studies, I’ve acquired powerful techniques that transform writing and art into therapeutic tools. This transformative aspect is a key element I bring to every discussion on writing and storytelling.

Through engaging workshops held at the Peterborough Public Library, International Women’s Day, and virtual writing camps, I have guided both children and adults in exploring topics that directly impact their creative journey. These sessions delve into breaking through the barriers of writer’s block, integrating art into writing practices, honing one’s voice as a writer, and mastering the art of creating personalized mail art. The focus is always on providing participants with valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their creative expression and storytelling abilities.

Let’s embark on a journey of words together that serve your audience so they:

  • learn work with their inner critic
  • trust their unique creative process
  • write the stories that matter to them

Book Me for Your Event

Contact me to discuss how I can tailor my speaking services to meet the unique needs of your audience. Let’s inspire, create, and share the joy of writing!

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