Featured Author at Brooklyn Reading Council Conference

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Brooklyn Reading Council Conference

I was proud to join New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina as a speaker at this conference aimed at promoting literacy.

The mission of the Brooklyn Reading Council is to promote effective literacy programs, disseminate information, and foster collaborations among local, national and international educators.

  • Affiliated With New York State Reading Association
  • Chartered By The International Reading Association
  • Honor Council For 27 Years
“Thanks for your time and love of reading. You captivated the audience with your presentation.”
Dr. Victor Ramsey
Dr. Victor Ramsey
Educational Administrator/Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYC Department of Education President, Brooklyn Reading Council Board of Directors

ALA Poetry Blast

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Sylvia Vardell recorded my reading of “Shaggy Dog” at the ALA Poetry Blast.  Thanks, Sylvia!

“Stephanie “gets” the young child. Her poetry is rhythmic and musical and irresistible.”
Sylvia Vardell, Ph.D.
Texas Woman's University School of Library & Information Studies

New York Public Library: Poetry Panel, hosted by Elizabeth Bird

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A Passel of Poets: Children’s Poetry in the Modern Age

Elizabeth Bird, NYPL Senior Children’s Librarian and SLJ blogger extraordinaire invited me along with fellow poets Bobbi Katz, Marilyn Singer, and Charles R. Smith for a conversation on the state of children’s poetry today and the nitty-gritty of writing a good poem for a young audience.  Betsy always keeps her Literary Salons lively.  Her intros are poetic!