Laura's Blog
Monday, 11 January 2016

Sometimes, when I’m having an extrovert day, I strike up conversations with random people. “How do you do that,” my fellow introverts might ask? My background in journalism helps. When I was freelancing for the Baltimore Sun, I learned on the job how to ask questions that encourage people to talk about themselves. (The answer, […]

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Hey, Writerly Friends. February is almost here. You know what that means. It’s time for our annual daily writing workout! For the past three years — in order to practice writing and give something back to others during my birthday month — my blog has hosted a big poetry project. In 2013, I wrote every […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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