Chris Kurtz loves doing school visits and brings out all of his tricks as a classroom teacher to make the visit meaningful, interesting, and filled with moments of learning and insight. Chris knows how hard teachers are working to make sure their students are gaining and polishing writing skills, and he has a notebook full of examples about how to improve writing gained from watching how real authors work.

His PowerPoint presentation is lively and energetic spiced with funny moments, music, and pictures from Chris's well-traveled life to help him make his point about where ideas come from and what it takes to grab the reader's attention and write with voice and a fresh attitude. Click here for information on Chris' presentations and school visits.

Click here to see video from a recent school visit.

Chris also offers joint presentations with his sister, Jane Kurtz. For information on their joint visits, click here.

To see Jane and Chris in action, click here for footage from a recent school/fundraising event.

To schedule a visit, contact us today.



Chris Kurtz Presentations


"It was really cool hearing the story about your family and the life experiences you had that lead you to become an author. It was neat hearing how you came up with ideas for the books you created. It was fun hearing about your niece, who works at the school, in your presentation. I also really liked the pictures you included to add details to your stories and experiences for the students." - Sarah Swenson, MN

"Chris did an awesome job maintaining the interest and attention of both large group audiences. We are fortunate to have been able to schedule him for our 'I LOVE TO READ' kick-off for the month of March. Thank you for the planning and success of this event." - Alice Johnson, Prairie Woods Elementary, MN