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Author Visits

Elementary School

Bring an author/illustrator to your school. Corey brings the same energy from his school assemblies to your classroom with his Author Visits. Corey will share his book, “How to Shoot a Basketball” - the comic book that breaks down how to shoot a basketball through colorful images and easy to follow steps. Your students will learn Corey’s creative process, his writing style, his secrets inside the pages, and his very own keys to unlocking your own creativity. Students also receive a activity book that includes: coloring, drawing, word search, and a chance for them to write and illustrate their own comic book.

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started if you want to be great!”


Author Visits Feature:

  • 20/25 minute classroom sessions where Corey shares his journey as an author/illustrator.

  • Activity Book - Coloring and drawing pages for students to have fun while creating their very own comic book.

  • 20% of books - Students can purchase their own signed copy of “How to Shoot a Basketball” for only $5 and free shipping.

“Thank you for an excellent presentation and for sticking around for the afternoon presentation.  I have used your language already in class and I believe we will make writers/believers of them all!!”


Paige Coudill / Teacher / Buckeye Central School - New Washington, OH


What your students will learn…

Corey’s Journey: Corey will share with your students his journey from basketball player and coach to artists and how he got interested in working on this project.

Creating is fun: Writing and drawing can be very challenging but it becomes more satisfying when we, “write what we already know, and draw what we already love.”

Get started: Starting a new skill can be intimidating. It’s important to get out there and try your best. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started if you want to be great”.

School is FUN!: School is a fun safe place for you to be the best version of yourself. Be creative and allow others to be the best version of themselves.

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Corey’s Author Visits is a program that suitable throughout the entire school year. The highest demand for this program comes in March for “reading appreciation month”.

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Why Schools Invest in Corey’s Programs

Fun and Engaging: Schools love how fun and engaging Corey’s programs are for both the students and the teachers. Everybody leaves happy and refreshed.

Growing Message: Corey message is constantly evolving with the developments of character education. Plus, Corey will customize his message to fit exactly what your school is looking for.

Audience Management: Schools love how engaged Corey gets the students. He truly has the audience with him from the beginning.

Low Maintenance: Corey’s program are 45-50 minutes with easy set-up (10 min.) It makes it easier for you plus your gym or performance space won’t be tied up all day with equipment.