School Visits

If you are seeking to have an engaging guest speaker at your school that shares character enriching lessons and interactive social emotional learning tools with dynamic storytelling and joyful music, Kathryn the Grape is the perfect fit!


Kathryn the Grape Assemblies

Award-winning book series author, performing songwriter, and media publisher, Kathryn Cloward (“Kathryn the Grape”) empowers and inspires students of all ages through her engaging and interactive visits. Kathryn weaves together character enriching lessons, growth mindset principles, and social emotional learning tools in her books, music, and talks. She loves sharing directly with students and has conducted over 40 elementary school assemblies throughout southern California with 400+ students per gathering. She's been a guest speaker for middle and high school students many times, and a guest lecturer at San Diego State University. With over 20 years of inspirational public speaking experience, including being a TEDx speaker, Kathryn is effective at sharing with groups of all sizes and ages. If you are looking for an engaging, motivating, and inspirational guest speaker for your students who is also the real-life version of her illustrated character, Kathryn is it.

To find out more about booking an assembly, contact Kathryn the Grape here.

What Are Educators Saying?

"Kathryn the Grape was such a fun and inspiring assembly for our school. She connected music, fun, and imagination with an inspiring message of following your dreams and spreading love and kindness in the world. My students walked out singing and have been referring back to the tools Kathryn the Grape shared with them. It was a great combination of social/emotional learning, character development, and music.
Marklyn Retzer, Elementary Classroom Teacher SMUSD 

“Kathryn Cloward, otherwise known as Kathryn the Grape, came to my elementary school to meet with my first grade class.  From the beginning of the hour, to the very last minute, she had them watching attentively and engaged in singing and listening.  Kathryn talked to the children about the importance of kindness and peace.  The overall message in her books and music is that everyone is colorful just by being themselves.  The books reinforce great messages of choosing good character and believing in yourself.  With book titles like Kindness Confetti and Piece of Love, the colorful illustrations and catchy songs proved to be a lasting experience for all of the students at my school.”
Heather NoerrFirst Grade Teacher

“Kathryn the Grape came to our school and what an amazing experience it was! She conducted two assemblies for the entire student body, and every grade level was engaged with her positive and empowering message. Kathryn Cloward had the students and teachers participate in her assembly, and she even had everyone dancing and singing with her. It was quite a sight to see! Kathryn’s message touched on every key point we could have hoped for, including important real-life stories about bullying and being responsible for our own choices. Kathryn was a bright, energetic, and motivational speaker who was able to connect with students and teachers alike. Kathryn is definitely someone you want your students to know."
Christina Hessom, PTA liaison 

“Kathryn encouraged the students to be open to their truth and creativity - growing as artists and thinkers - always honoring their most authentic being. Kathryn’s ability to motivate and teach and inspire - makes her a natural in the classroom. She is easy to listen to and she kept the students attention with stories - as well as entertained with songs."
Darren Samakosky, Point Loma High School

“Kathryn Cloward (a.k.a. Kathryn the Grape) is an artist that speaks not only to the littles, but also to older children and their social experiences – empowering them as members of society and citizens of the earth. Her music and lyrics push children up, lifting their inner voice to that place of positivity that everyone needs to be reminded about. They will be lifted with messages that support each of our children’s inherent sense of creativity, inner intelligence, and colorful energy."
Suzanne Reese, Holistic Mama Network

“Kathryn brought literature to life for all of our students K-5. Students were engaged with her story and message. When the assembly was over our students were not ready to say goodbye to Kathryn the Grape. This inspiring author visit is a must for every school.”
Julie Bankes
, La Mesa Spring Valley School District

“Our school enjoyed the Kathryn the Grape assembly. It was not only engaging, but the message of treating others fairly and with respect was perfect. Students also enjoyed hearing and learning about how they too can become an author and illustrator some day. Kathryn did a great job, and the students were singing ‘shine shine shine’ all afternoon."
Kelley Rabasco, Principal
La Mesa Spring Valley School District