Bruce Lansky has visited more than 500 schools and teachers' conferences throughout the country, getting kids (and teachers) excited about reading and writing poetry. Please know that due to his busy schedule, Bruce can only accept a few invitations per year. It is easier to schedule Bruce if your school is located in one of his hometowns (Minneapolis; Naples, FL; New York City).
Teachers and critics across the country praise Bruce Lansky:
"Wow. Neat. The Bomb. Great. Cool. Zanie. Awesome. Fantastic. Unbelievable. Zowie. Bruce, these are just a few of the words that the kids used to describe you and [your visit]. What a perfect way to celebrate writing. I'm looking forward to next year and having you back."
- Leslie Green, Rice Lake Elementary, Maple Grove, MN
"I don't think we have had an author come to our school who has made such a lasting impression. The students are wanting to write poems in art, in music, and in their homerooms. There have been some really good poems that have been written because of Bruce."
- Jan Gallagher, Media Specialist, Rogers Elementary School; Rogers, MN
"Bruce Lansky came to our school! What now? It will be hard to find anyone to follow his act. Students, staff, and parents described his visit as follows: He gave 100 percent to our students; he enjoys his work; he was awesome, energetic, dynamic, enthusiastic, inspiring. Our circulation of poetry has tripled since Mr. Lansky's visit. His Poetry Workshop motivated and inspired our student's curiosity about poetry. A huge thanks to Mr. Lansky for coming to Heritage Elementary. We will remember him and his poems for a long time. We hope to see him again someday.
- Virginia Burns, Grapevine, TX
"Kids begin to realize that [Lansky's] in their world. It's a world of logical, orderly nonsense and cheerful frankness that most grown-ups have traded in for easy platitudes, cliches, and euphemisms--weak attempts, perhaps, to make sense of the delightful, frightening, comforting nonsense that is life. But their world is more fun--and probably more real and true."
- Tribune, November 12, 2000, Detroit Lakes, MN
"If I had to choose only one current poet to introduce my students to creative, fun poetry, it would be Bruce Lansky."
- Jeanne Nelson, St. Mary's School, Alexandria, MN
"Since my tenure here, I remember no other individual having such a positive influence on our students."
- Sue Ann Wendover, Parkway Elementary, Miami, FL
"Bruce makes the kids feel so special by the way he includes them in his poetry."
- Carol Larson, Mississippi Elementary, Coon Rapids, MN
If you are thinking of inviting Bruce Lansky to your school and would like information about cost and logistics, please contact us at 1-800-338-2232, ext. 105, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Emily ForbesPublicity Assistant
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