We Poets of the proud old lineage
Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why.
One of Laura's poems, "Very Tall Trees" was selected for inclusion in
a 4th grade textbook in Abu Dhabi, and it will also be used in reading assessments for public schools in North Carolina and in teachers' materials
http://ellouisestory.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-video-conversation-with-laura-j.html archives #39
She's a lyricist, too! Laura is mentioned in a book by Edward Allan Faine, ”The Best Gig in Town. Jazz Artists at The White House.” in which the author writes about the late jazz pianist, Billy Taylor. Laura was the lyricist for one of Taylor's compositions. In addition to being performed at The White House,
"A Stable Down the Road" was included on David Frost ‘s Christmas album and on a Christmas Album recorded by the U.S. Army Chorus.
Laura's retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" was featured on a radio broadcast of The Apple Seed from Brigham Young University. It is archived at BYU’s SiriusXM radio channel 143, and can be accessed online: www.byuradio.org/appleseed.
Laura's sestina "Eurydice" won a first place award in the 2014 competition of the Poetry Society of Texas.
Her poem "Presence" won a first place award in the 2017 competition of the Poetry Society of Virginia.
June 29 (workshop) Twisting the Tale
Children's Literature Conference,
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
August 18 11:00 a.m.
Hans Christian Andersen Statue,
Central Park, New York City