Caron Levis is the author of the picture books Stop That Yawn! (Atheneum), May I Have A Word? (FSG), Stuck with the Blooz (HMH), and Ida, Always (Atheneum) which the New York Times Book Review calls, "an example of children's books at their best." Forthcoming titles include and Mama's Work Shoes (Abrams 2019). Short stories for teens and adults have been published by Fence Magazine, the New Guard Review, Persea Books; have been listed in the Best American Non-required Reading, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and won her fellowships from the Jentel Artist Residency, New York Foundation of the Arts, and the Saltonstall Foundation. Short plays have been selected for the Estrogenius Festival, Samuel French OOB Festival, and adapted for film.
Caron is an adjunct professor and the coordinator for The New School's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, where she earned her degree. She has an LMSW from Hunter College; after many years as an arts educator, Caron now loves using acting and writing to teach social, emotional, and literacy skills to students of all ages through her author workshops. Having trained in acting and dabbled in playwriting, Caron enjoys turning theatre techniques into writing tools through her workshop Act-Like-A-Writer.
Childrens Literature Seminar
Creative Thesis & Lit. Project
Creative Thesis & Lit. Project (Spring 2019)