Award-winning author Marsha Wilson Chall has written many books for children, including Rupa Raises the Sun, Bonaparte, Sugarbush Spring, and Up North at the Cabin.
As a teacher and author, Marsha Wilson Chall is eager to conduct writing presentations and workshops for students of all ages. In her writing presentation, Chall shares the development of her books with large and small groups of any age through a slide show that includes childhood influences on her writing process, inspirations, and the mechanics of book creation, from original draft to final galleys. Writing workshops can be tailored to the needs of the group. Many emerging writers have discovered the magic of connecting their own experience with the power of language through her spirited and creative writing sessions.
Chall’s school visits are exciting and colorful. She reads from her works and interacts with students through slide presentation, puppet demonstration, and a question/answer session.
She travels from Leech Lake, Minnesota.
For information on price and availability for pre-school and elementary school visits, conferences, and writing workshops:
please contact Marsha Chall.
Comments from Past Visits
Thank you so much for coming to speak to my Creative Writing class. Be assured that you left a lasting positive impression on these students. You have a gift for making students feel valued and at ease, so they left inspired and encouraged. (Barbara LaTondresse)
I wanted to thank you, from all of the staff, for being with us. I don’t often get a chance to hear the special people that come to our building, but I do hear all comments afterwards. I must tell you that it has been a while since staff and students have enjoyed someone so much. Best wishes to you as you continue to write and we all look forward to reading your books. (Wendy Anderson, Winthrow School)
Thank you for coming to John Ireland School and sharing all your wonderful books and memories with us. I’m glad to know that some adults still have a good imagination and sense of humor like you. I think Rupa Raises the Sun sends out a good message. Sometimes I think I’m more important than I really am, just like Rupa. (Erik S.)
Thank you for helping me make my story bloom like a flower. My parents have read my story and they love it. Whenever your name was on our schedule, I would tell everybody you were coming. You were always very joyful and always had something to be excited about. You always made sure everybody had a chance in the spotlight. (Nathalie, 4th grade, Tanglen Elementary)