Friday, April 25, 2014
Joan Verniero is honored with the Outstanding Literacy Leader Award, given each year to one distinguished Reading Consultant who is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport's School of Education. The 2014 award, for the first time ever, goes to a Reading Consultant who is out in the community, promoting and fostering literacy. Past recipients have all been Reading Consultants in the schools. While Joan Verniero is qualified to work in such a capacity with students in grades K-12, she stopped teaching writing and literature, in addition to her responsibilities as Reading Consultant, at Masuk High School at the end of the 2012-13 school year to write full time. Thus, it is an additional honor to receive this award with UB's recognition of her new professional reality.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Joan Verniero, author, writer and educator, speaks about keeping healthy in mind, body and spirit, as well as highlights of her approach to writing.
Topics include how she molds story day to day, with attention to character, what's come before and what will follow, revision, an eye on language, and keeping yourself fresh.Co-sponsored with National League of American Pen Women.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Joan Verniero participated in the Monroe (CT) Civil War Commemoration on the Stepney Green in town. Hundreds took themselves on an educational self-tour of the 30 graves of Civil War soldiers buried here. Re-enactors, musicians and women of the Civil War in period dress participated.
Joan Verniero as Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women.
Joan with a young fan, enjoying her book United No More! Stories of the Civil War.