Originally from Houston, Texas, Kirk Reedstrom spent most of his childhood drawing and reading Calvin & Hobbes. He studied at Centenary College of Louisiana where he interned with William Joyce and fell in love with children’s literature before becoming a bookseller at Blue Willow Bookshop. Kirk now spends most of his time doodling in Shreveport, Louisiana with his wife, Sarah Duet and cat, Nash.
Kirk is an active SCBWI member, member of the Louisiana Reading Association & NWLA STEM Alliance, Roster Artist of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, and Advisory Board Member of the Noel Community Arts Program
Book Me For YOur Event
Customizable for all grade levels, Kirk gives an inside view of how he grew from a kid who loved to doodle and read during class to being a bigger kid who still loves to doodle and read. Options for school visits include half days, full days, and virtual visits.
Lectures & SPEAKING
Is your organization looking to learn about creativity, writing/illustrating, or best methods for engaging young readers? From rotary clubs to college classes and teacher groups, Kirk offers a variety of talks and lectures.
Classes & Workshops
Working on bolstering your art skills, storytelling abilities, or do you want a hands-on book-making experience for your class? Kirk teaches classes and leads workshops with business organizations, schools, and nonprofits.