2017/2018 Residencies – Alicia Potter

Alicia Potter, Children's Author      Learn more: www.aliciapotterbooks.com

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Alicia Potter, Children's Author September/October, 2017
Pre-K to 6th grade, families, educators Writing, characters, dialogue
  • hands-on writing workshop
  • Say What?! character & dialogue workshop

Explore reading & writing and dig deeper into characters & dialogue with Boston-based children's book author Alicia Potter. Alicia will offer a series of programs for pre-school through sixth grade students in schools around the region. She will offer a book reading with personal reflection through a story and her own background as a large group presentation (up to 100 students) as well as workshops on writing (tailored to your current classroom lessons) and character & dialogue development.

She will also offer community readings and several family workshops where parents and children can write together.  Email us to sign up your school! Learn about our public events, including workshops for teachers and youth as well as public performances, here as they are added. 

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About Alicia Potter: 

Alicia Potter is a Boston-based picture-book author who writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her new picture-book, Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, illustrated by Birgitta Sif, debuted in May 2015 from Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. She is also the author of Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace, illustrated by Matt Tavares; Mrs. Harkness and the Panda, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, which won a Cybils Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book 2012; and Fritz Danced the Fandango, illustrated by Ethan Long. 

Today, she finds inspiration in her neighborhood, her travels, and her hometown by the sea. When not writing fiction and nonfiction for kids, she works as a freelance writer and children's book reviewer. She earned a B.A. in English from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Boston with her partner Peter and a cat who'd make an excellent sailor.