Please sponsor me! I am wriring as much as I can during the Mountain of Words Write-A-thon to support the work of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community.
Laura is a creative writing educator and children’s writer who recently published the children's novel "Writing Home: The Story of Author Thomas Wolfe", which she both wrote and illustrated. Laura has facilitated creative writing camps for elementary and middle school students through the Thurber House, Asheville Writers in the Schools, and True Ink, including the Whodunnit Mystery Writing Camp at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Since graduating from Oberlin College in 2008, Laura has taught middle school English in South Korea, worked in after school care at Bell Elementary, and served as an Americorps volunteer at a Latino center in Burnsville, NC. Laura is fluent in Spanish and received a Mary Duke Biddle Grant for her creative writing work with bilingual students.
Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community
provides creative, innovative writing and arts programs to affirm imagination and community while building critical literacy skills. Children, teens and families who are too often overlooked and unheard are inspired to share their voices and power to create a more just and equitable world.
Check out this anthology from one of our Family Voices program, where 3rd graders and their families gather each week for a meal and writing together. Or, check out our the just-launchd bilingual, online magazine visioned, created and led by youth of color, Word on the Street/La Voz de Los Jovenes. ( Share this link with a young writer or artist--we're looking for submissions!)