We have gotten amazing feedback from your readings and could not be happier about the impact that you have made in our schools. Our board members are still talking about your visit!
—Robin Jones, Bossier Arts Council
Thank you again for such a meaningful, educational, and interesting learning experience!!! You truly engaged our students about topics that are extremely important in today’s world.
—Karen Wadler, Librarian Congregation Beth Shalom Northbrook, Illinois
We thought it was gonna be boring, and it was really interesting!!!
—5th grader, Librarian Congregation Beth Shalom Northbrook, Illinois
Everyone at 826 Boston and at the Mission Hill school was thrilled with your visit–your humor and creativity came through in all of your sessions. You got the kids thinking about how we generate ideas and stories, how pictures and words interact with each other, and how telling a story about a hard issue makes it real for the writer and the reader.
—Jennifer Cusak, Foundation for Children’s Books
Our participants loved your talk…You made everyone feel special.
—Jerry Mallet, Mazza Museum
Richard Michelson is not only a terrific writer but a wonderful storyteller. As our keynote speaker he captivated the audience with intriguing personal life stories that evoked serious reflection on current and relevant social issues. Rich is a thoughtful inspiring speaker with something to say!
—Robert Marmor, Executive Director, Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
The feedback, based on your wonderful presentation would make you blush. Everyone mentioned your humility, your manner, and the quality of your readings. Thank you for giving us an evening we will not soon forget… Please come again.
—Marion Kaletski, Public Relations, Quinsigamund Community College
Thoughtfully and beautifully conceived and presented… listening to your words that evening, I could not help but feel their lyrical and literary quality. Our audience was clearly captivated and everyone in attendance let me know how much they enjoyed the experience.
—Stephanie Plunkett, Curator, The Norman Rockwell Museum
There was a keen interest from the audience for your enlightening and enjoyable talk. It was a profitable experience in both senses of the word.
—Annette Goldsmith, American Jewish Librarian Convention Committee
Your contribution made our conference a fulfilling day for all who attended. Comments on your presentation included the words inspiring, humorous, fantastic, and informative. Thank you for so strongly enhancing our program.
—Masha Rudman, Perspectives in Literature Conference, University of Massachusetts
Thoughtful, witty, genuine are just a few words of a long list to describe the extraordinary events we conducted with Mr. Michelson. He was wonderful with the children at University School of Nashville, easily keeping them captivated and giggling, and his lecture at our library brought up complex issues, proving very enlightening to our faculty and teacher education students.
—Lara Beth Lehman, Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University
Thanks so much for coming to the Clemson Literary Festival and Family Day …I’ve been getting stopped all over town with parents telling me how much their children enjoyed the event.
—Michelle Martin, Clemson University