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"Lisa Bolt Simons was amazing--she had perfect classroom control and presence, and got the students thinking outside of the box using their senses."
--adult comment at a Conference for Young Writers; "Wow! Bumpy!
                          Gross! The Senses in Writing" session 

"You're such a great presenter!"
                   --educator at a continuing education session about writing books

"This was the best ever. I came to this a couple of years ago with my son, and this was the best."
--chaperone at a Young Authors/Young Artists conference; "Wow! Bumpy!
   Gross! The Senses in Writing" session

"I liked [it. It was cool. I thought it was going to be boring, but it was fun!"
                    --4th grader; school presentation--For Real with Nonfiction

I would LOVE to visit your library, school, or business! I'm able to teach in small-group settings or present in front of a large group. My experience as a teacher and author lends itself to all sorts of lessons or presentations. I'm also able to adapt my lessons/presentations to different ages.

Lesson/presentation ideas
* creative writing -- three main genres
* Learn to Lie...and NOT Get Grounded: Writing Fiction -- kids
* Learn to Lie...and NOT Get Sued: Writing Fiction -- adults
* Wow! Bumpy! Gross! The Senses in Writing
* For Real with Nonfiction
* researching and writing children's nonfiction for the education market
* revising
* being a writer (all ages presentation)
* being a writer (PG-13 presentation)
* travel writing

My Experience
* licensed K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and 7-12 Language Arts teacher for over 20 years
* Teaching Artist at The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
* keynote and presenter at various young writers' conferences

* Minnesota Monthly
* WCCO 4 News at Noon
* KDHL Radio
* Faribault Daily News

Please contact me to discuss ideas and rates. I look forward to talking to you!

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