Laura is a multi-disciplinary Artist in Residency with the Arkansas Arts Council. She resides in Portland, Arkansas with her husband and cat Oscar. Laura has written 35 books, and plays with and for children for 29 years. Her United Imaginations Workshops provides children with imaginative teamwork. Laura's joyful and mellifluous approach to teaching theater craft, book publishing and multimedia workshops are infused with a commitment to well being and moral imagination.
"This is a fantastic concept, having children create their own books within a structured program that, nevertheless, permits them to utilize every aspect of their imagination and then experiences the great satisfaction of seeing their creations materialize to be shared by others." Lois Duncan ~ YA Author
Laura studied at the McPhail School of Performing Arts in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and taught a summer early childhood Arts program at the Minneapolis Children's Theater, and attended El Camino Junior College in California majoring in Early Childhood Education and Development. She completed Workshops in curriculum enrichment with inspiring activities for autistic, behavioral challenged and hearing-impaired students. She is a graduate of the Governors Leadership School. She is also the President and founder of a non-profit Arts Agency, Neverlands Inc. from 1992 to the current year.
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