Pamela Herron began writing as a child, making up stories. In class, she was an inveterate daydreamer. Many of her stories came while gazing out the schoolroom window. She especially loves children’s literature and fairy tales and folktales from around the world. In her day job, she encourages young writers and has taught middle and high school in El Paso, Texas for the past ten years. She has published in several newspapers and magazines. She developed and wrote a self-guided historic walking tour guide, and collaborated on a National Endowment for the Humanities funded audio-visual presentation and photographic history of Old Louisville, one of the largest historic districts in the nation. She has also written numerous educational study guides for drama and dance presentations. She was editor and project coordinator for an Arts-In-Reading Guide developed in conjunction with the Holt, Rinehart and Winston reading material for fourth grade. As an artist in residence, she has worked with young students from many schools in creating their own dramatic productions through improvisation including one selected to be presented at the Imagination Celebration. She has directed plays produced in Kentucky, Connecticut, Iowa and Texas. She was director of the Arts in Education Program at the Capitol Arts Center in Kentucky and was Director of the Creative Arts in Education Program at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut. As a professional artist and consultant in drama and dance, she has worked with thousands of students and hundreds of teachers in seven states. She loves to travel and cannot wait to go back to China and to Italy, two of her favorite destinations. She is a member of the El Paso Chinese Benevolent Society and is dedicated to preserving the Chinese culture and heritage of this area. Pamela has completed her first novel for young readers set in the historic El Paso Chinatown at the beginning of the twentieth century. Watch for publication of Border Passages: Growing up in Chinatown of El Paso TX at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.
Member since 2009
Region: New Mexico
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