Charles Waters Author Visit
March 27, 2020
Dear 3rd-5th Grade Families,
We are pleased to announce an author visit with poet Charles Waters for 3rd-5th graders. Mr. Waters will be visiting us March 27th. His poetry is included in several anthologies. He is also the author of Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. This book will be the focus of his visit as well as time for Q & A. Pre-order signed copies of his books with the attached sheet due March 16. You can pay by cash, check, or credit card. Please note, checks and credit cards will not be deposited/charged until after March 16th.
Looking forward to this fantastic opportunity for Wolcott!
Sarah Lynch, Wolcott School Librarian
About the Author
I was born in Philadelphia and raised in the suburbs of Philly in a town called Yeadon. After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, I joined several theater touring companies, including, Poetry Alive! where I first experienced the power of poetry. I developed Poetry Time during my eight years as an actor for Walt Disney World performing in various shows, including, the role of Judge at The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
I'm the co-author of CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship (co-written with Irene Latham) and the upcoming DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A to Z.
My poems have appeared in many anthologies including:
- Amazing Places edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins.
- The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis.
- The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems edited by Georgia Heard.
- The Poetry Friday Anthology Series edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.
- One Minute Till Bedtime edited by Kenn Nesbitt.
Since 2007 I have been a proud member of the Society of Children's Books
Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship
Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A to Z
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude