Caron A Levis
Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Caron Levis (MFA; LMSW) is the author of the picture books, Stop That Yawn! (Atheneum, 2018); 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 Mama's Shoes (Abrams 2019); This Way, Charlie (Abrams 2020.) Her stories for teens and adults have been published in magazines and anthologies; plays have been produced in her hometown of NYC and adapted for film. Caron teaches and is the coordinator for The New School's Writing for Children/YA MFA 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 also enjoys turning theatre techniques into writing tools for groan-ups through her workshop Act-Like-A-Writer and helping shy writers unearth their public speaking voices through Page-to-Stage.