She stayed in Warrensburg until her later years when her and her husband moved to Florida. Draper wrote children’s plays, along with children’s books. She got into playwriting because she loved to act. As a freshman in college at Central Missouri State College (now UCM), she won The Longman’s Green Prize for her one-act play, Holy Hour. Through college, Draper continued to write and act in plays.
By the time Edna was five years old her mother taught her how to write poetry. Edna published her first poem which was, “Forest Trees” which appeared in a magazine called St. Nicholas, an illustrated children's magazine, at the age of fourteen. Edna got a full scholarship to an all girl’s college called Vassar. While Edna was attending Vassar she was still writing dramatic poetry. Edna won an award for her book called The Harp-Weaver; the award was called Pulitzer Prize.
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson was born on October 23, 1961 in Postsdam, New York. She was born Laurie Beth Halse. As a child, and even now, she loved to read, and write, but struggled with math, which is highly reflected in Melinda, the main character in her National Book Award Finalist book. She was a well behaved child, and at the age of 16, she had left her parents house and wound up living on a pig farm. The pig farm was located in Denmark, where she stayed for 13 months as a foreign exchange student.
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Amber Andersen English Hour 9-9 March 28, 2010 Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson was born Laurie Beth Halse on October 23, 1961 in a small town called Potsdam, New York. When Anderson was a little girl one of her favorite hobbies was to write stories. Her first job as a freelance journalist was at The Philadelphia Inquirer where she began to write her first book, Speak which won The New York times best seller. The following year Anderson decided to write her second book which was a historical fiction called Fever 1793. Laurie read an article in the August 1993 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer about the Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793.
Born on June 26, 1854 into a rural Nova Scotian farming community to a liberal family with a love of learning, young Robert Laird Borden was educated at the local school, Acacia Villa Academy. So promising were his intellectual abilities, that he became an assistant school master in classical studies at the Academy at the age of fourteen. By then, he had mastered Latin, French, and German, along with English (primeministers.ca). At nineteen, he was offered a teaching position to teach classics and mathematics in the small town of Matawan, New Jersey. Seeing no future in teaching, he returned to Nova Scotia two years later, in 1874, and began articling for a Halifax law firm, not having the means to study law in university.
Novel Resource for Red Kayak by: Priscilla Cummings Title: Red Kayak Author: Priscilla Cummings Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books Copyright Date: 2004 About the Author: (Interesting facts, etc) Priscilla Cummings grew up on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts surrounded by animals. This explains why she writes so many books about animals. In fact, as a little girl, she would often write and illustrate stories for fun about her animals. In addition, she joined a pen pal club through the Archie comic books and had more than 20 pen pals from all over the world. She attended the University of New Hampshire and worked as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor for 10 years.
Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, an Interior Salish woman who collected tribal stories among Northern Plateau peoples in the early twentieth century. She described centuries-old traditions with the authority of first-hand knowledge, and also wrote a novel based on her experiences. Like her African-American contemporary Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), Mourning Dove’s reputation as a female ethnographer and writer has grown steadily over the past few decades. Her novel, Cogewea, is the first known published novel by a Native American woman. Growing up at Kettle Falls One day between 1884 and 1888, according to family lore, a woman of Lakes and Colville ancestry named Lucy Stukin (d. 1902) was canoeing across the Kootenai River in north Idaho when she went into labor.
Cisneros found an outlet in writing. In high school she wrote poetry and was the literary magazine editor. She earned a BA in English from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976. However, it wasn't until working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop in the late 1970's that she says she found her way, as a working-class, Mexican-American woman. The experience of recognizing her difference from other students at Iowa eventually led to the writing of The House on Mango Street, which was published by Arte Publico Press of Houston in 1984 and won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award in 1985.
56 CHAPTERS The Chase ANNIE DILLARD =» Pittsburgh native Annie Dillard has had a distinguished career. A prolific author of books, essays, literary criticism, and reflections on writing, she won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for her personal narrative, A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Dillard is an adjunct professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a contributing editor for Harper's. The following selection is from her 1987 au-tobiography, An American Childhood. Preview.
Rachel Louise Carson Life Begins Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where she lived with her family. Her family was very poor, and she had two older siblings with which she shared a room. She was very interested in nature, which she claimed to have learned from her mother. She also loved to write. In fact, when she was ten years old, she wrote a story called St. Nick, that was published in a kid’s magazine.