Who We Bring

Over the past ten years, Island Readers & Writers has engaged 40 children's book authors and illustrators to help further our mission of inspiring children to read and learn. IRW carefully selects stories and works closely with their creators to thoughtfully design presentations and workshops that align with IRW's mission. The result is a winning combination of caring and creative professionals working with children to bring great stories to life.

IRW also frequently draws upon the expertise of others within the community and the state, including storytellers, scientists, and historians, and sometimes recruit presenters from out of state for special programs and events.

What do some of our author partners have to say about IRW?

"At all three of my recent visits, the schools had done amazing projects to prepare. They made use of the materials IRW provided and even took things from my books outward into their own communities. To me that's one of the best things about our visits: we help introduce kids to their own communities in a way that enriches everyone." -Cynthia Lord

"Teaming up with IRW has been a dream! I’ve always loved doing author visits, but working with IRW has launched those visits into a whole other realm." - Ellen Potter