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Katherine Bomer, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Writing workshop and writing process
  • Genre studies, especially memoir, essay, and poetry
  • Qualities of good writing (how to name and teach)
  • Reading/writing connections
  • Independent reading, book clubs, and reading workshop
  • Intensive study groups for literacy coaches, administrators, and school faculties

Speaker Profile

Katherine Bomer, author of The Journey Is Everything, Hidden Gems, and Starting with What Students Do Best DVD, is one of the field's most gifted writers and teachers of writing. In more than two decades of teaching and consulting, she has used her writers' eye to focus on how craft isn't just an instructional goal but an instructional tool that allows writers to go grow well beyond the range of most publicly available assessments. An internationally known consultant and frequent keynote speaker, Katherine began her consulting career with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In addition to Writing a Life, she is also the coauthor of For a Better World (with Randy Bomer).

A published poet and essayist, Katherine is also coauthor (with Lucy Calkins) of A Writer's Shelf. A classroom teacher for ten years, she now works with teachers in elementary and middle schools throughout the country. As a frequent speaker at conferences and institutes, she combines a teacher's practical advice, a writer's love of language, and a powerful plea for social justice.

Grades: K–12


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