Profile Type: Artist
Amy MacDonald

Amy MacDonald is a journalist, Teaching Artist, and children's author whose award-winning books are available in 30 languages. She has taught literature, creative and narrative writing for all ages including adults (at Harvard University), but is especially interested in working with children (K-12) on writing skills and teachers on professional development (she is a Teaching Artist with the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts).

Workshops range from rhyming books with kindergarteners, to producing a more polished story for gr. 1-4, to narrative writing and non-fiction for gr. 5-12. While incorporating STATE LEARNING STANDARDS, they focus on the writing process, overcoming common obstacles to writing, revision, and persuasive writing. Like Amy's Professional Development workshops, they were created in conjunction with the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC and have been given in hundreds of schools in the US and internationally.

Professional Development Workshops on teaching writing, evening events, and school assemblies are also available. See Amy's website for details

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I Have Worked With

  • July 2006


    From 1998 to present:

    Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

    Working with the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts  Partners in Education program

    State: Washington DC
    Date: 1/2018
    Activity: Professional development/training
    Phone: 202-416-8812

  • Artist

Contact Information

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Job Title/Position: 
Booking Agent
Mailing Address: 
10 Winslow Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
Physical Address: 
10 Winslow Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Children's
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
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School Groups
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Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Teaching Artist
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
University of Penn. (BA cum laude)
Journalistes en Europe Fellow
Amy's books: New York Times "10 Best Books of Year," Parent's Choice Silver Honor, Oppenheim Platinum Award, Hornbook Fanfare Award, Silver Stylus Award (Netherlands) Best Books of Century & Greenaway Award (England)
11 state Children's Choice lists

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
White boards, chart paper, laptop and projector, pencils, paper, imagination.
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Member of Kennedy Center for Performing Arts national roster of Teaching Artists
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