Availability

Want Bill to come visit your school? He’s happy to do so! To arrange an event or learn more about pricing, contact Antonio Gonzalez at HAGonzalez@scholastic.com.

Packages and Topics:

Full-or-half day packages for high schools, middle schools and colleges are available. Any combination of the following is possible:

  • Assembly/Talk on writing a novel
  • Assembly/Talk on being openly gay in the world of professional sports
  • “T.M.I. Talk” about why it is NOT too much information to be openly gay. (Best suited for an assembly)
  • Discussions of Out of the Pocket/Openly Straight
  • Readings from Out of the Pocket/Openly Straight
  • Journalism class visits (life of a journalist, covering sporting events, good and bad leads)
  • Creative writing workshop
  • Q&A sessions for groups of interested students
  • GSA Group Planning and Talk Sessions
  • English class visits

A half-day program includes as many as three programs. A full-day program includes up to five, including an evening reading/signing and/or meet-and-greet.

Bill also is available for Skype visits. He offers an in-depth visit of 45-60 minutes for $75. Contact Antonio Gonzalez at HAGonzalez@scholastic.com if you have questions or wish to schedule a Skype visit.

What people are saying about Bill as a speaker:

“Bill Konigsberg is a commentator on the world of collegiate and professional sports who brings a unique critical eye and and a distinctive personal perspective to his work. Warm, witty, and engaging, he speaks to audiences of adults and adolescents with equal effectiveness. During his visit and talk at Riverdale, Bill held an upper school audience of 450 more or less spellbound for an hour. We will have him back to Riverdale again soon.”
-Kent Kihldahl, Head of the Upper School, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY

“Bill is a captivating speaker for Middle and High Schoolers and beyond, speaking with such passion, humanity and a very real pathos. His story reaches across gender, sexuality, age, and interest boundaries, inviting everyone to negotiate the seemingly contradictory relationship between being gay, male, and a sports fan.”
-Emily Lesnick, Macalester College

Schools Visited include:

Vassar College, NY
Macalester College, MN
Kennesaw State University, GA
Arizona State University, AZ
Northwest College, Powell, WY
Wellesley High School, MA
Riverdale Country School, NY
Fieldston School, NY
Allen Stevenson School, NY
Belmont Hill School, MA
Cody High School, WY

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