Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers

FAVORITE KID'S QUOTE (in sharing a never heard before new story manuscript kids can act out)

Let's do it again! Can we read it again?

... so we did!

A Common Question from Writers:
What is Highlights Foundation?

It is no secret that I became a published writer through a unique path. Often when people hear about Highlights Foundation's magnificent workshops, the reply is "I didn't know Highlights offers writing workshops!" It's more like a writer's smorgasboard.

Highlights Foundation is a non-profit organization created to encourage, nurture, and grow talent in writers and illustrators for children. They want you to succeed to bring more good works into the lives of children.

In Serene Boyds Mills you'll feel at home for days in peaceful wooded surroundings as you hone your craft on the Founder's Farm in an array of workshops spanning genres and professional mentors. You'll also enjoy tours of the Highlights home, meet editors, and learn the hisory of the Meyer's family where "Highlights For Children" originated. A tour of Boyds Mills Press will follow. Highlights Foundation offers the writer a unique experience unlike anything out there with small group and one to one mentoring with publishing proffessionals.

For a list of this year's workshops, and more information, check out the Highlights Foundation link. Remember to ask about their wonderful scholarship program!

Lori's Books

Junior Library Guild Selection 2010
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book/ CCBC Choices 2011
Cybil Award Finalist /Bank Street Best Books of the year 2010 /Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Readers Award
New From Boyds Mills Press! Oregon Book Award Finalist/ Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2009
Horn Book Fanfare List: Best books of 2006/2007 Oregon Book Award Finalist Nick Jr. Family Magazine's Best Children's Books of 2006/ The Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2006/
Parenting Magazine Best Books November 2006 Parenting Picks
Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year/ The Friends Medallion 2007 Special Award
Children's Choices 2005

Sharing where ideas come from at the OCTE Conference.

*School Visits
*Presenting speaking/​workshops

Event Calendar

10/​25/​18 Hero Generation Commonwealth Org, Mrs. Knaupp, Aloha OR.

6/​2/​18 Byrom Elementary, Mrs. Wright, 3rd Grade, Tualatin, OR.
(Part 2)

5/​22/​18 Byrom Elementary, Mrs. Wright, 3rd Grade, Tualatin, OR.
(Part 1)

3/​1 - 3/​2/​14 Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE) NW Regional Conference
Portland Waterfront Marriott Hotel, Portland, OR.

6/​2 - 6/​8/​13 Highlight's Foundation Writers in Residence Retreat
Boyds Mills, PA.

3/​22/​13 McMinneville Friends of the Library 2013 Children's Essay Contest
McMinneville, OR.

2/​21-2/​23/​13 ANWA Conference, Mesa, AZ.

6/​17 -6/​24/​12 Highlight's Writing From the Heart, Boyds Mills, PA.

3/​22/​12 Dundee Elementary, Mrs. Brown 1st Grade, Dundee, OR.

5/​18-19/​ 2011 Harrison Elementary, Cottage Grove, OR.

5/​5/​2011 Maryland Library Association Annual Conference, Ocean City, Maryland

4/​28-4/​30/​2011 Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR.

6/​20 -6/​27/​2010 Highlights Foundation's "writing From the Heart"
guided writer's retreat, Boyds Mills, PA.

6/​01/​10 Summer Reading Kick Off 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Vancouver WA.

6/​21 - 6/​28/​09 Highlights Foundation's "Writing From the Heart"
guided Writer's Retreat, Boyds Mills, PA.

6/​19/​09 Tigard Balloon Fest 11 am-1:00 pm; Cook Park, Tigard, OR.

5/​20/​09 Tualatin Elementary; Mrs. Anderson's Kindergarten

5/​15-5/​16 SCBWI Spring Conference Portland, OR

4/​29/​09 Head Start CFT Elementary 6:00- 8:00 PM, Tigard, OR .

4/​27/​09 Raleigh Hills Elementary; Ms. Klingner's 4th grade class.

4/​18/​09 Aggie Release Party, Tigard Library, Tigard, OR. 1:30-2:30

3/​4 - 3/​5/​09 Durham Elementary, Tigard, OR.

2/​27/​09 OSU Back Page television interview with Jody Seay

2/​19/​09 MITCH Charter School, Mrs. Quigley, 9 am

2/​13- 2/​14/​09 South Coast Writers Conference, Gold Beach, OR.

8/​30/​08 1-4 PM Barnes and Noble University Crossings Plaza, Orem, UT.

6/​21 - 6/​29/​08 Highlight's Foundation "Writing From the Heart" guided Writer's Retreat, Boyds Mills, PA.

4/​22/​08 Barnes & Noble, Creek Water Village, Plano, TX.

4/​3/​08 Tualatin Elementary, Tualatin, OR.
Mrs. Anderson Kindergarten

2/​29/​08 BACK PAGE television show with Jody Seay, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

2/​12 - 2/​13/​08 Mary Woodward Elementary, Tigard, OR.

10/​16/​07 Felida Elementary, Vancouver,WA.

10/​16/​07 Hazel Dell Elementary, Vancouver, WA.

10/​16/​07 Educator's Appreciation Night Barnes and Noble, Vancouver, WA.

9/​29/​07 Youth Education and Career Fair, Farmington Stake Center, Aloha OR.

8/​29/​07 Washington Square Barnes & Noble, Tigard, OR.

8/​11/​07 LDS-Oregon Home Educators 2007 Conference
Portland, OR

4/​11/​07 Columbus Elementary, McMinnville OR

2/​2/​07 Northwest Family and Kids Fair, Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro, OR

1/​31/​07 Tualatin Elementary, Tualatin OR.

12/​5/​06 Mitch Charter School, Tigard

10/​7/​06 Educator Reception, Barnes & Noble Beaverton OR.

9/​21 - 9/​22/​06 Bridger Elementary School

9/​16/​06 Youth Education and Career Fair, Beaverton Stake Center, Beaverton OR.

5/​13/​06 SCBWI Spring Conference, Wilsonville, OR.

3/​22/​06 Dean Preschool- Tigard, OR

3/​17/​06 Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School
Wallenpaupack, PA

1/​31/​06 Mary Woodward Elementary- Tigard OR
Mrs. Noren Kindergarten

1/​24/​06 Mary Woodward Elementary- Tigard OR
Mrs. Fisher 3rd. grade