Laura Shovan, June 8 at Burning Tree Elementary School

Laura Shovan is a novelist, educator and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet. Her award-winning children’s books include The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson ElementaryTakedown, and the Sydney Taylor Notable A Place at the Table, written with Saadia Faruqi. She is a longtime poet-in-the-schools for the Maryland State Arts Council and teaches for Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her latest poetry collection for kids is Welcome to Monsterville, which was published April 25th.

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