Services

This page is for author bookings and special appearances. Basil E. Bacorn is very flexible in his pricing, and will work with you and your budget. The prices listed on this page are approximate in order to help you decide which program is right for your group and venue. Starred programs are Featured. For graphic design services, please click here.

The Circle's Problem
Author Storytime

Ages 0-6

The Circle's Problem Author Storytime program consists of no more than three 30-minute sessions in a day, each session including a reading of The Circle's Problem with a Q&A session directly after. During the reading, Basil will demonstrate the book's Learning Guide in action. At the end of each session, books will be able to be purchased for $7.99 each if the host desires so. This program runs around $50.00 per session plus travel and
accommodation as necessary. Works well for groups of 20-25 children.

Making a Book:
The Ins and Outs of Publishing

Ages 13+

Have a group of aspiring writers (or book lovers) interested in the self-publishing process? Each 45-minute to an hour-long session includes a talk on the trials of publishing (everything from writing the first line and editing the manuscript to cover design and formatting), the reading of a passage in each stage of the editing process, and multiple mini-Q&A sessions spread throughout to keep things interesting. Projector capabilities recommended, but not required. At the end of each session, books will be able to be purchased if the host desires so. This program runs around $150.00 per session plus travel and accommodation as necessary. Works well for groups of 50-100 people. 

When Inspiration Strikes

Ages 13+

 ​When Inspiration Strikes is a talk on the unpredictability of inspiration. Flipping through his beloved Novel Notebook, Basil speaks about his experience with inspiration and the importance of a journal by your side. In short sessions of 15 minutes, attendees are encouraged to come for multiple talks, since they vary greatly. This program is only $20.00 a session plus travel and accommodation if necessary, with a minimum of three sessions with every booking. At the end of each session, books will be able to be purchased if the host desires so. Works well with 20-50 people.​​

Writing Against the Grain

Ages 15+

This honest and tell-all program goes over the challenges of being a young author in a world where literature is dying. Basil E. Bacorn tells the stories, shares the rejections, and rants about the comments during an approximately hour-long presentation about his experiences and how and why he has persisted in the face of opposition and ridicule. This program is not meant to complain about the hardships, but is instead meant to show that if you want to do something, and try your hardest, you can be successful. Running around $150.00 a session (plus travel and accommodation if necessary), this event is sure to inspire that anyone can write against the grain.
At the end of each session, books will be able to be purchased if the host desires so.
Works well with any size group.

Creating Worlds to Remember

Ages 15+

In this 25-minute guide to inventing a literary universe, Basil relates each "step" to the planning of his Dark's Descent Series and the world he created from that. Everything from laws of nature to laws of magic to laws of, well, laws, Basil covers as much as he can in this humorous program. Each session is $50.00 plus travel and accommodation if necessary, and it is recommended you have at least three sessions per booking. At the end of each session, books will be able to be purchased if the host desires so. Works well with any size group.

Write Your Story,
      with Basil E. Bacorn

Ages 6+

Participants in this program will go through the step-by-step process of completing a rough-draft of a work of fiction. The pay-per-person program, Write Your Story, with Basil E. Bacorn inspires participants to give life to the idea in their head that they shove aside and create, at least the beginnings of, a short story over the course of a week. This program has two-options: online and in-person. For online, participants will join a private Facebook Group (or similar) and communicate with Basil over email and/or in the group. The price for the online version runs at $5.00 per person.
In the in-person version (Recommended), Basil will travel to a host and participants can work directly with him to craft a beautiful story. The price for this version is $20.00 per person (minimum 10 participants, maximum 40 a session) plus a travel and accommodation fee if necessary.
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