Westport author Lisa Cloherty shares the journey of her two new picture books with fellow author Michaela MacColl. Find out who Katie Spector the Art Collector and Terrance the Hothead are and how they came to be. These two stories may inspire you to write our next Saugatuck Scribes book.
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Lisa Cloherty is an author of children's books and a pediatric speech-language pathologist. While other kids were out playing soccer or acting in the school play, Lisa was dreaming up stories and poems. Her grandfather was never without a pencil and slip of paper. He fostered her love of books and writing. When he came as an honored author to Lisa's third grade class, her dream of becoming a writer was solidified. Most of Lisa's stories revolve around community, family and self-acceptance.
Michaela MacColl grew up in upstate New York. She studied Russian and Soviet history at Vassar College and Yale University. She lived in the south of France for several years before settling in Connecticut. Her first book, Prisoners in the Palace was published in 2010. View from Pagoda Hill is her 10th novel and the first about her family. She has two daughters and four enormous black cats who are very hard to tell apart from each other (the cats not the girls).
Ann Rodwell-Lawton, associate director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and a local mental health clinician will discuss the generational impact of trauma on children with Liz Modugno, a licensed alcohol and addiction counselor. Their presentation will include:
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Ann Rodwell-Lawton is the Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and oversees DVCC’s community initiatives, counseling department, and quality assurance efforts. Previously, she was the Director of Education, Training, & Outreach at the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury for five years. Ann earned her Master's in Social Work from Hunter College with a concentration in community organization, planning and development. Ann has extensive knowledge of youth primary prevention programming and has been trained in many evidence-based programs including Safe Dates and Shifting Boundaries.
Liz Modugno is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Addiction Counselor and the owner of Aspire Counseling of CT. Liz has been in the field for over ten years and during that time has been the Clinical Director of two local Intensive Outpatient Programs while practicing as a clinician in Westport for the last eight years. Liz specializes in addiction, mental health, traumatic experiences and life changes. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing therapy.