Laura Harrington

Please be sure to take a look at the page on my website: "Resources for Teachers". This includes a teacher's guide, comments from teachers who have taught Alice Bliss, a sample syllabus and sample assignments.
I am a playwright (Alice Bliss is my first book) and I write plays, musicals, operas and radio plays. I also teach playwriting at MIT. You can take a look at my theatre work at:
Alice Bliss won the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction and was named one of the 10 best books of 2011 by School Library Journal in the category: "Adult Books for Teens." Alice Bliss has been translated into Danish and Italian and was published in the UK by Picador.

Author Address (e.g., City, State, Country):Gloucester, MA

Genres: Realistic fiction, coming of age, literary fiction, war literature

Presentations: Reading from book, 30 minute talk, brief writing workshop, Q&A, or any combination of the above

Audiences: 7 - 12th grade, library book clubs, military base schools or libraries

Available Times: M- F, 9 - 5

No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.

No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 10 - 15 minutes

In-Depth Visit Length:1 hour - includes Q&A

In-Depth Visit Cost:$200

Prerequisites: The 10-15 minute "Meet the Author" free session is appropriate for book clubs and classes who have read my book (Alice Bliss)) Students should prepare questions and I'll be happy to answer them.

The 1 hour in-depth visit includes a talk about my inspiration for writing Alice Bliss, and a short reading from the book. There will be 10-15 minutes for questions and answers at the end.


Affiliations: Writer's Guild, Dramatist's Guild, ASCAP

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