Inquiries About Speaking


Two of my publishers, Heinemann and Corwin, offer speaking services. They can answer any questions about having me speak at your conference, district, or school. Both companies are wonderful and I cannot recommend one over another as I work with and love them both. My suggestion is to contact the publisher you know best or which represents the book most directly related to the subject of your inquiry.

Heinemann Speakers
Phone: 800.541.2086
Fax: 800.354.2004
Email: Michelle Flynn

Corwin Speakers
Phone: 800.233.9936
Fax: 800.417.2466
Email: Mayan McDermott

If you are not sure what to do, just send me a note at jburke@englishcompanion.com and I will gladly help you.
burke_ec_image-10-author-profileJim Burke teaches English at Burlingame High School and is the author of over 25 books. His most recent book is Uncharted Territory: A High School Reader (W. W. Norton). See also: The Common Core Companion: What They Say • What They Mean • How to Teach Them (Corwin), The English Teacher’s Companion (Heinemann).

Author Biography

Those needing biographical information for more formal purposes (e.g., introducing me at an event) may use the following, editing for content and length according to their needs:

Jim Burke teaches English at Burlingame High School where he has worked since 1992. He is the author of more than 25 books, most recently Uncharted Territory: A High School Reader (W. W. Norton). In addition, he has written The Common Core Companion series (Corwin) and The English Teacher’s Companion (Heinemann). He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from CATE, Exemplary Leader Award from the NCTE Conference on English Leadership, Best Social Network for Educators as moderator of the English Companion Ning, and the Intellectual Freedom Award from NCTE. He is the current chief advisor to the College Board’s Pre-AP English Language Arts Framework project. In the past, he has served on various committees at PARCC, the Advanced Placement program, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, three children, dog and two tortoises.