Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Brian Garrison


Region: Oregon
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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My non-poetry jobs have allowed me to see the world from many different angles. In no particular order, I have been a/an neuroscience researcher, ice cream truck driver, forklift operator, summer camp counselor, psychology teacher, dish washing technician, literacy advocate, thrift store sorter, statistics guru, computer repair middleman, pizza delivery expert, and a museum mail checker. There are still so many ways of seeing that I have not learned about.

I grew up far away from any cities, and have been lucky enough to return for now. I get to play in the creek, climb trees, and chase the deer. When I do make it into the city, you can usually find me at the library or listening to some author at Powell's Books. Follow me to hear when I have new writing or to see pictures when I find frogs in the pond!

Presentation Description:
A discussion of poetry with an emphasis on students creating their own through prompts and free writes.