Bio and Author Visits

Author Bio
Carolee Dean is a board certified speech-language pathologist. In addition, she is a young adult author and has taught summer creative writing programs to students and adults. Dean has made numerous appearances as a guest poet/author at schools, libraries, and poetry events. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and a master's degree in communicative disorders. She has spent over a decade working in the public schools and has also worked with teens in a psychiatric hospital and a head trauma rehabilitation unit. Dean has provided numerous trainings at state and national conferences for therapists, teachers, librarians, and educational assistants. Dean currently serves as the Vice President of the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. A full vita is available upon request.

Author Visit and Professional Development Options:

Author/Poet visit: Fifty minute poetry readings and discussion of the writing process.

The Secret Language of Stories: Discussion and power point presentation of Dean’s twelve step story analysis procedure. Available for both students and as a teacher workshop. May be completed in one hour or expanded to a three hour workshop for teachers. (Find More Details Here)

Inspiring the Reluctant Writer: Two hour teacher workshop. May be combined with The Secret language of Stories for a full day workshop.

 If you are interested in setting up a school visit, teacher training workshop, or speaking engagement, contact Carolee 

A partial list of previous trainings include the following:

May 2008 - NMLA State Library Conference - Albuquerque, NM
Author Panel   & "The Secret Language of Stories"

November 2009 - National ASHA Conference - New Orleans, LA
"The Secret Language of Stories"

July 2010 - Autism Summer Institute - Rio Rancho, NM
"Writing Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum"

October 2010 - NCTE NM Conference - Albuquerque, NM
"The Secret Language of Stories: Beyond Story Grammar" 

November 2010 - National ASHA Conference - Philadelphia, PA
"The Secret Language of Stories: Everybody Has a Story"

May 2010 - NMLA State Library Conference - Albuquerque, NM
with author Uma Krishnaswami
"The 20th Century Picture Book: Much More Than Color and Gloss"

February 2012 - CCIRA - Denver, CO
Young Writer Festival
"The Secret Language of Stories"

November 2012 - Young Adult Literature Symposium (YALSA)  - St. Louis, MO
Author Research Panel

April 29 - May 1, 2012 - International Reading Association - Chicago, Ill.
“Rekindling the Reading Fire” All day symposium with multiple authors
“The Secret Language of Stories” - Break Out Session
Verse Novel Panel

February 1-2, 2013 - Montgomery Book Festival - The Woodlands, TX
Contemporary  Fiction Panel

To read more about these presentations, visit my EVENTS PAGE

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