The Love of Literature Inc is a non-profit organization established by our child author, Imani Ariana Grant when she was in 5th grade. The goals of the organization are to help other kids explore fun through literature, expose children to age-appropriate STEM education through literature, provide opportunities and resources to aid and encourage children to increase and improve reading and writing, and much more.
During August 2020, Lauren Simone Publishing House and the Love of Literature Inc hosted a one week virtual camp called Lil Authorpreneur. Each day there was a different lesson and guest speakers who were professional authors, editors, or illustrators. Among these presenters were Tashia Beaty, Dr. Renae Skelton, Kristy High, LaShawn Toomer, Zoe Knibb, Yvette Phillips, Dr. Tamira Butler-Likely, Carrie Fisher, and Leslie Crawford. We had more than 24 participants from 4 countries and 10 U.S. states.
The first day 13 year old, Olivia Lauren John, co-author of the Olivia Lauren Series, taught children how to write a story using the setting, characters, problem, and resolution. J Randall assisted teaching about figurative language and other elements to the story. James Black taught how to write poetry using figurative language (alliteration, metaphors, similes, etc.). Child illustrator, Clara-Jane Quinn taught how to illustrate a comic strip. Teresa Baker from Flint, Michigan taught about various publishing options (traditional, self, and hybrid). Imani Ariana Grant, 12 year old child entrepreneur, founder of LOL Book Club, and author of Disco Balls of the Universe, The Golden Life of Sally Sunflower, and Virtual Liftoff discussed the importance of branding. E-commerce expert, Shaneika Burchell-Kerr from Breakthrough to Entrepreneur, followed up explaining how to market yourself as an author using multiple models of business. At the end of the camp, students were offered the opportunity to become authors and illustrators. Two children from the camp signed up with Lauren Simone Publishing House and are now published authors.
Amari Bingham is 8 years old and will soon be releasing "Proskater," which is available for pre-order on our website.
The father and son team, Aaron Gordon and Fitzroy Gordon published the book Cybersecurity Explorers now available on Amazon and Lauren Simone Pubs.
We are very excited to be a part of our new authors journey. We would love to help your child fulfill their dream of becoming authors or even strengthen their reading and writing skills.
Love of Literature Inc in association with Lauren Simone Publishing House will be hosting our second annual virtual summer camp and we know your kids would love this! They will learn how to write, illustrate, and publish their story through our Literature Out Loud Compilation. Registration is now open for your child. I am very excited about this program and I cannot wait to meet your kids. REGISTER NOW below for the early bird price. Limited spots available to keep class sizes small and engaging. Click the Link below to register now.
If you have any questions about this summer camp or need help registering your child please feel free to contact us below.
This blog was written by Melissa Sue-John. Melissa is the founder of Lauren Simone Publishing House. You may learn more about her at laurensimonepubs.com