Author and artist, Lily Williams, loves using humor and heart to connect audiences of all ages to science, art, and the creative journey. Her talks range from broad topics such as illustration, animation, breaking into the creative field, and finding your artistic voice — to specific talks about her process of writing a children’s book, and combining art and science to educate. Lily enjoys connecting with people and their inner creativity.
If you are interested in booking Lily for a speaking engagement, please contact with details about your event.
No upcoming events at this time
Selected Past Talks
Woodbury University • 2015
California College of the Arts • 2015 & 2016
San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival • Shark Panel, 2016
Solano Community College • 2016 & 2017
School visits consist of grades Pre-K through college. Conferences/conventions/panels not included in this price list, please contact directly if you are interested in booking Lily for a larger event. Lily is based in Denver, CO.
Draw My Life • Pre-K – 4th Grade • How did Lily become an author/illustrator? With a focus on her shark art and ocean health activism. This talk is the best for younger audiences and grade combining larger groups.
Art + Science • 5th Grade – College • A behind the scenes look at fact finding and how I distill scientific concepts to illustrate. Touching on fact checking, reliable sources, and working with scientists with an emphasis on If Sharks Disappeared.
Art and the Internet • Middle School – College • The internet can be a powerful tool for creatives, when used well. How to protect your art online and how Lily got her first book deal thanks to the magic of the world wide web.
Art: A Career • High School – College • This motivational talk is geared for older students and focuses on the realities of making art a career. Highlights include embracing who you are, proper pricing, and the importance of manners.
SCHOOL VISIT SPEAKING FEES
One Presentation (1 hour) $200
One Presentation (after 5pm) $350
Two Presentations $450
Whole Day (Three Presentations) $700
Portfolio Reviews (1 hour after a presentation) $150
+ Reasonable travel expenses (airfare, lodging, ground transport)
VIRTUAL SCHOOL VISITS
Lily is happy to do a free 20 minute Skype Q&A with school or library groups that have already read and discussed If Sharks Disappeared, provided the school has purchased 10 copies of Lily’s book. These work best when students have come up with questions ahead of time.
HOSTING A VISIT
If you are hosting a school visit, please work with your local bookstores for book ordering and sales. Lily will bring a USB with the presentation file on it, school will need to provide computer, projector, and microphone for larger spaces. If the school agrees to purchase 10 copies of Lily’s books