Starting with Heart: Centering Your Writing on an Emotional Response

Aug 15, 2023

Online event

“All poetry must contain emotion,” William Carlos Williams said, and if you think of all writing for children as a kind of poetry, your stories need to contain it, too. Join author Lisa Rogers as she talks about starting with a deeply-felt emotion and how to keep that emotion top of mind during the entire writing process. This event will be recorded and available for those who registered for the live event for 30 days after the live event.

When: August 15th, 7-8:30pm EST

Where: Online

$15, members

$30, nonmembers

Starting with Heart: Centering Your Writing on an Emotional Response


Learn about your speaker:

Lisa Rogers became inspired to write for children during her career as an elementary school librarian. Her books include: the award-winning 16 WORDS: WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND “THE RED WHEELBARROW,” illustrated by Chuck Groenink (Schwartz & Wade); HOUND WON’T GO, (Albert Whitman), a 2021 Massachusetts Must-Read.: DISCOVER HER ART: WOMEN ARTISTS AND THEIR MASTERPIECES, (Chicago Review Press); the forthcoming WOODY’S WORDS: WOODROW WILSON RAWLS AND “WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS” (Astra/Calkins Creek); RONALD REAGAN, a Little Golden Book biography (11/7/23), and four more forthcoming picture book biographies. She’s a contributor to the forthcoming IF I COULD CHOOSE A BEST DAY (Candlewick), ed. Irene Latham and Charles Waters. A former daily newspaper reporter and editor, Lisa holds a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MA from Boston College, both in English Literature, and a Master’s in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives outside Boston and is a four-time runner of the Boston Marathon. Website: