Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Alicia Potter

I am an award-winning Boston-based picture-book author who writes both fiction and nonfiction. I offer lively, interactive presentations and workshops to schools, libraries, and community organizations on writing, research, and publishing, drawing on my childhood and the "stories behind the stories" in my books. I have a special interest in reaching children in underserved populations.

My latest picture book is Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, illustrated by Birgitta Sif, which was named a Highly Commendable Title by the Charlotte Zolotow Awards Committee.

I am also the author of Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold,and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace, illustrated by Matt Tavares; Mrs. Harkness and the Panda, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, which won a Cybils Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book 2012; and Fritz Danced the Fandango, illustrated by Ethan Long.

My fees reflect a per presentation rate. I am happy to negotiate a day rate as well.

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I Have Worked With

  • April 2017

    I conducted a writing workshop for children ages 6 to 8 on crafting vibrant story dialogue.

  • February 2017

    I conducted a writing workshop for children ages 6 to 8 on crafting vibrant story dialogue.

  • February 2017

    I read from my works and conducted presentations for students in pre-k through grade 6.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Alicia
Job Title/Position: 
Children's Book Author
Physical Address: 
355 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
Last Name: 
Potter
Phone: 
617/266-0984

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literature - Fiction
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Non-Fiction
Populations Served: 
Families
General Public
School Groups
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
6
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vermont College of Fine Arts Young Writers Network
Education: 
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Simmons College
Awards: 
Charlotte Zolotow Awards Highly Commendable Title
Maine Library Association Lupine Honor
Cybils Award Best Nonfiction Picture Book
Massachusetts Center for the Book Recommended Title
Peters Picture Book of the Year

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Microphone, projector, screen
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$350
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1