Author-illustrator Matt Tavares Visits Oyster River

A photo of author-illustrator Matt Tavares in front of a large audience of 3rd and 4th graders at Mast Way School.

Author-illustrator Matt Tavares visited Moharimet and Mast Way elementary schools on February 14 and 16, 2024. Students of all grade levels were invited to a lively presentation on the joys and challenges of storytelling and publishing.

Tavares shared photos of his office space and explained how he creates engaging digital artwork. The New York Times bestselling author also shared how books inspired his most popular work and the importance of research, feedback, and patience.

During the presentation students learned about the difference between fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels.

The presentation was followed by a drawing demonstration and questions from the students.


Matt Tavares, pictured at Moharimet School in front of a large audience of 3rd and 4th grade students.

Tavares visited Moharimet School on February 14, 2024.

Tavares, pictured at Mast Way in front of a large audience of students raising their hands.

Tavares presented an engaging presentation, much appreciated by both students and staff.

Tavares pictured drawing a student at Mast Way School.

Presentations at Mast Way and Moharimet's were followed by a Q&A and a live drawing session.