2022-2023 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award Nominee, 2022 Manitoba Book Awards McNally Robinson Book for Young People Nominee.
SCBWI member. CANSCAIP member.
Dynamic presenter, writer, journalist, and editor. Interactive presentations that can be customized. $250 for one session, $450 for two, $675 for three, $900 for a full day (four sessions). Virtual visits available for $200.
Anna Lazowski is an award-winning journalist and children’s book author. She is passionate about connecting with students to share her love of art and language. Her presentations are fun, interactive, and designed to keep the audience engaged through creativity.
T. Rexes Can’t Tie Their Shoes, 2021
Picture book illustrated by Steph Laberis.
Themes: encouragement, empathy, kindness, humour, positivity, teamwork, phonics.
Dark Cloud, (available spring 2023)
Picture book illustrated by Penny Neville-Lee
Themes: mental health, inclusion, depression, empathy, connection, friendship, hope.
Teacher and teacher candidates
Primary and Middle School Presentations
Animals, Action, and Fun!
In this interactive presentation, kids choose letters from the alphabet to create ridiculous active scenarios with their favourite animals. The more outlandish the ideas, the more fun everyone will have. Can scale to teach alliteration, nouns, verbs, and set up a STEAM research project for hidden talents of animals for older grades.
Build Your Own Story Map
Using familiar fairy tales, this lively, interactive presentation uses clear examples to explain story structure. Participants then use improv techniques to brainstorm their own story in small groups.
How Do You Draw a Feeling?
Expressing emotions with words can be hard. In this interactive presentation, students will brainstorm a list of emotions and feelings. We will then explore them by creating lyrical illustrated text.
For in-person, a projector and screen are required. As my student workshops are interactive, they work best in classrooms rather than auditoriums. I am also able to present to teacher and teacher candidates during professional development days.