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Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton

Carol Weis

I write to give voice to my feelings. I teach children to do the same.

Carol Weis is an actor, teacher and children's entertainer, who once ran a restaurant kitchen, a grade-school library, and a home-baking business, and now writes poetry, memoir, and children's books. Her writing has appeared online at Salon and Literary Mama, in various local publications, and has been read as commentary on public radio. Her chapbook, DIVORCE PAPERS, was released in 2002 by Bull Thistle Press and led her to develop a school-touring program called 'Poems Have Feelings Too!' Her first children's book, WHEN THE COWS GOT LOOSE, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2006. Carol is a touring author, known affectionately as the Cow-lady, performing over 110 library, school and bookstore events since her book's release. She's also a Poet-in-Residence, in a classroom filled with dazzling 4th grade poets and a 5th grade Poetry club in the local middle school. She just completed a new picture book manuscript and her first novel-in-verse. Carol lives in western Massachusetts with her daughter, Maggie, with whom she's written a mother/daughter memoir that contains a gathering of poems by both authors. When she's not writing, touring, teaching or cooking, you can find Carol peddling down the rail trail on her bike.

Recipient of three MCC STARS poetry residencies in Maple and White Brook; picture book received a starred review from Kirkus.