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A Visit to your Community
Laurie Lawlor visits dozens of schools/communities each year. If you wish to invite Laurie to your community - contact Laurie
visit to Crow Island as part of an author visit sponsored by the
Winnetka Public Schools Foundation, Laurie Lawlor talked to fourth
graders about turning information they gathered on their ancestors into
In May 2004 Laurie visited the Rancho Camulos Museum - a site that is part of the story she tells in Old Crump. Click here to read about this visit and Rancho Camulos
Since 1986, Laurie Lawlor has
made numerous speeches before local, state-wide, and national reading
organizations throughout the county. She enjoys giving classroom and
library presentations and has conducted writing workshops all levels
from the primary grades through adults. Lawlor has a Masters of Arts in
Teaching and is certified with endorsements for upper elementary and
middle school language arts and social science. She has taught writing
workshops and undergraduates and graduate fiction writing majors at the
National-Louis University and Columbia College, Chicago where she won
the 2000-2001 Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also trained as a
journalist at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Authors Book Fair April 2004
Thinking about an author visit in your community? Check out these resources then contact Laurie.
High School Students React to YA Novels
teaches a "Writing the Young Adult Novel" class at Columbia College
where she was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award. This group of avid
readers -- members of the Hirsch High School Book Club (Chicago, IL) --
came to Columbia College for a writing workshop, book discussion and
student reading. The high school students pictured are among 19 who
participated in a college tour and lunch, and a writing exercise in
addition to a discussion of Make Lemonade by Virginia
Euwer Wolff . The event culminated with the high school group hearing
and responding to Young Adult novels in progress by students in
Lawlor's College writing class. It was a great day! Photo Credit: Sarah
Spector, librarian and Book Club sponsor at Hirsch High School.
with Laurie Lawlor