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Speaker Profile - Charles Waters


Region: Southern Breeze (AL, GA, and the FL panhandle)
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Children's Poet, Actor, Educator.
Co-Author (with Irene Latham) of multiple books including 
Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship and DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A- Z and BE A BRIDGE (August '22)  All three are published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.

The newest release is AFRICAN TOWN published by Penguin Random House. 
I've been published in textbooks and anthologies including: THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF ANIMAL POETRY edited by J. Patrick Lewis (former Children's Poet Laureate of the United States.) AMAZING PLACES edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME edited by Kenn Nesbitt (former Children's Poet of the United States) and THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY SERIES edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.
I perform powerpoint presentations about my life and career as well as having a poetry writing and performance component that aligns with the Common Core Curriculum.
Proudly represented by Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio, Inc. West Tilbury, MA. 

Presentation Description:
Performing children\'s poems of mine by heart.  I only use 2 hardback chairs, and my imagination.  The writing and performance workshops are geared to teaching students what steps I use to write and perform my own poems.  They will then do the same.  Each workshop seamlessly aligns with the Common Core Curriculum.

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