MARIAMA WOULD LOVE TO VISIT YOUR SCHOOL!

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School Visit Menu

Mariama J. Lockington has over ten years of experience working as a K-12 educator in the nonprofit sector. She enjoys teaching hands-on writing workshops and speaking with young people about their stories.

Assembly Presentation

  • We Tell Stories Every Day : A 45- 60 minute interactive presentation about finding your voice, finding your story, and telling it loud. Mariama unpacks what sparked her passion to write, what stood in her way, and how spoken word helped her find her people, build her career, and develop her voice.


Workshops Offerings

  • I Love, I Hurt, I Wonder: Writing to Survive (Grades 6+): Practicing the bravery process through song lyrics & poetry

  • Hey, Iā€™m a fork! Odd Perspectives, Unexpected Characters (Grades 4+): Practicing the persona through inanimate objects

  • I AM ME! (Grades 3+): Discovering our homes and ourselves using the  five senses


Interested in something else? Mariama is happy to work with your school or organization to better fit curriculum needs.

School Visit Fees:

  • Skype Visit: 45-60 minutes

    $150 ā€” Includes a reading, presentation, and Q & A

  • K-12 School Visit: Full Day

    $800 + travel if more than an hour away from Lexington, KY

    Includes two 45-60 minute classroom workshops/assembly presentations + a brown bag lunch Q & A

  • K-12 School Visit: Half Day

    $500 + travel if more than an hour away from Lexington, KY

    Includes one 45-60 minute classroom workshop/assembly presentation + a brown bag lunch Q & A