visit to Crow Island as part of an author visit sponsored by the
Winnetka Public Schools Foundation, Laurie Lawlor talked to fourth
graders about turning information they gathered on their ancestors into
In May 2004 Laurie visited the Rancho Camulos Museum - a site that is part of the story she tells in Old Crump. Click here to read about this visit and Rancho Camulos.
Since 1986, Laurie Lawlor has
made numerous speeches before local, state-wide, and national reading
organizations throughout the county. She enjoys giving classroom and
library presentations and has conducted writing workshops all levels
from the primary grades through adults. Lawlor has a Masters of Arts in
Teaching and is certified with endorsements for upper elementary and
middle school language arts and social science. She has taught writing
workshops and undergraduates and graduate fiction writing majors at the
National-Louis University and Columbia College, Chicago where she won
the 2000-2001 Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also trained as a
journalist at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Authors Book Fair April 2004