Book an Author Visit at Your School (Pre-K to Grade 5)

Presenting A HOP IS UP at a Kindergarten in Brooklyn.

Presenting A HOP IS UP at a Kindergarten in Brooklyn.

"Lori and a Story" gives an age-appropriate look at how picture books are made, with a focus on the joy of imagination. Presentation content includes a reading, sharing of process sketches, and a lively drawing demonstration that always has silly results!

Presentations run 30-45 minutes, depending on age. I can do up to 3 presentations per school day, plus a book signing.

Preferred locations are NYC and Long Island* (*I am Suffolk BOCES approved.) Sponsor's expenses include presentation fee and travel. Ask me about Skype visits, too!

*Now booking for the 2016-17 school year*

Art project at Gowanus Houses Art Collective.

Art project at Gowanus Houses Art Collective.

Skype visit with a school outside Chicago.

Skype visit with a school outside Chicago.


Book an Adult Class or Professional Conference

I have presented to groups of adults and art/design industry professionals as small as 10 and as large as 1,000+. Topics I like to talk about include but are not limited to:

  • My journey to publication

  • Making smart career transitions from traditional to self-employment

Discussing career transitions at Adobe Creative Jam.

Discussing career transitions at Adobe Creative Jam.

Talking mommyhood at the Brooklyn Baby Expo.

Talking mommyhood at the Brooklyn Baby Expo.


Book a TV Appearance

As former Contributing Editor to pregnancy and parenting brand TheBump.com, I have appeared as an expert on national TV shows like TODAY, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and CNN. I have professional media training and am happy to discuss on camera a variety of topics related to creativity, art, books, and parenting.

On set at TODAY Show with Willie Geist and Natalie Morales.

On set at TODAY Show with Willie Geist and Natalie Morales.

Post-segment with Hoda and Kathie Lee.

Post-segment with Hoda and Kathie Lee.

Highlight reel of my national TV appearances as spokesperson for pregnancy and parenting brand, TheBump.com

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 6th  (two locations!)
Storytime
Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
11:30 am

Storytime
Greenlight Bookstore, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
632 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
1:30 pm

See photos from past events


Testimonials

“Lori peaked the curiosity of our students with her smile, gentle manner, and entertaining story. Our early childhood students imitated her every motion as she moved us through A Hop is Up. Our students learned that being creative means to accept mistakes and to just keep trying. We can’t wait to have her visit us again!”

Tiffany Di Benedetto, Hamilton Park Montessori Reading Specialist

 

"Lori has a remarkable ability to engage young kids by creating an environment that allows even the most hesitant and hard-to-reach student feel like an artist."

Chris O'Falt, Co-Founder
Gowanus Houses Art Collective

 

"Lori... what a delightful pleasure it was to work with you!! You were wonderful with the kids! You hooked us all in and we stayed with you to the end. Your energy and affection for your work was obvious and it was exceptionally refreshing for us to be in your circle."

Chandra R., Teacher
PS 372, The Children's School

 

"I wish all of my guest lecturers were like Lori Richmond. She took charge of the class when she visited… showing us step-by-step how she creates her wonderful type + image illustration. When are you coming back, Lori?"

Stephen Savage, Geisel Award Winning Author-Illustrator / Educator

 

"Lori ran a workshop that was easily one of the best early education art classes I've experienced.  For close to two hours we had 15 children (ages 4-9) engrossed in making art and they all left with an enormous smile and feeling good about themselves.”

Tracey Pinkard, Co-Founder
Gowanus Houses Art Collective

 

"Lori was inspirational, candid, generous, articulate, organized, and totally engaging. Everyone loved her and her work, and she gave a fantastic presentation!"

Monica Wellington, Author-Illustrator / Educator
School of Visual Arts

 

"You were AWESOME. It was so inspiring for the class to see your work and your approach and just to hear your story. REALLY WONDERFUL. They referred to it throughout the week."

Katie Yamasaki, Author-Illustrator / Educator
School of Visual Arts

 

"Lori is an extremely talented spokesperson with an uncanny ability to strike a rapport with any TV host that interviews her. She's a great communicator that comes well-prepared and is also quick on her feet - a must for live TV! I could always trust Lori to be articulate, vibrant and confident during any TV segment, speaking engagement or appearance. She's a dream to work with!"

Melissa Bach, Public Relations Director