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Improving literacy in America by helping people of all ages learn to enjoy reading and writing, and motivating at-risk teens to stay in school and pursue their dreams!

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Singing Poet Guy January 2010 Newsletter

Singing Poet Guy January 2010 Newsletter

Greetings, and I hope 2010 is starting off as a great year for you!

I look forward to seeing many of you in your schools and libraries this year; I will also once again have a booth at the TX Library Association conference in San Antonio, and possibly at the Texas PTA conference in February, so please stop by and say “Howdy!”

Well, this year The Singing Poet Guy has bit the bullet and learned how to use several web-based technologies, such as MySpace.com, FaceBook.com, and YouTube.com. Please follow the links below to see descriptions of my school and library assembly programs and writing workshops, listen to .mp3 files, and see me “live” in action on YouTube! Here are links to 2 videos in particular that might be of interest:

Video description of “Singing Poet Guy” elementary/middle school programs:

Video description of “Back From the Edge” high school/at-risk school programs:

If it has been a while since I’ve visited your school or library, I would love to come back again soon, and if I haven’t been there yet, please email or give me a call soon so we can arrange a visit!

Also, please remember that I have programs available for ages pre-K through “seasoned” citizens, and that I can develop special programs for special events, holidays, etc. I am also available for programs at your community center, church, town festival, corporate event, or private function.

In the past year I have also attended several workshops and training sessions myself (being the overachiever that I am, having a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. just wasn’t enough education!), and I am now a CLASS certified speaker and author, and have also earned a CPT (Certified Personality Trainer) certification. I will send more info about personality training workshops in my next newsletter.

My two previous books, The Magic of Mechanics and The Ballad of Dinkle and Other Kids’ Favorites, are both doing well, and I am now working on a new Young Adult novel, Back From the Edge, about my experiences as an at-risk teen who dropped out of high school, but who finally turned my life around and through education, faith, and hard work overcame my circumstances to move on to a successful career as an educator, speaker, and performer. I am hoping this book will be an inspiration and provide hope to those many teens who feel trapped in their current circumstances.

Thanks so much for your support of my efforts to improve literacy among the younger set and to help motivate teens to enjoy school and reach for the stars!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Lawrence J. Clark
“The Singing Poet Guy”

P.S. If you happen to think of another school, library, church, or community group that you think might enjoy a Singing Poet Guy performance, please pass this info along—thanks! 🙂

The Singing Poet Guy is:
Lawrence J. Clark, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
CPT (certified personality trainer)
CLASS certified speaker and author

The Singing Poet Guy’s Mission
Improving literacy in America by helping kids of all ages learn to enjoy reading and writing, and motivating at-risk teens to stay in school and pursue their dreams!

Info about school, church, library, community, and senior citizen programs
http://singingpoetguy.com (school and library assembly programs and writing workshops)
http://www.youtube.com/singingpoetguy (videos for kids and teens!)
http://www.youtube.com/lawrencejclark (family-friendly videos for kids and grown-ups, too!)

CDs and books
http://www.mytexasmusic.com/lawrencejclark/
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ljclark3
http://www.mytexasmusic.com/aaamtb/lawrencejclark/

MySpace and Facebook
http://www.myspace.com/singingpoetguy
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-J-Clark-The-Singing-Poet-Guy/136097773329

Faith-based websites
http://hiswitness.org (celebrating and promoting faith-based art, music, and writing)
http://www.newbeginningsmarriage.org/ (encouragement for married couples)

Contact info
singingpoetguy@yahoo.com
713-376-2494

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