Jane Lake, Writer

Jane Lake, WriterJane Lake, Writer




Happily you've reached my page. Welcome! I’m a teacher in Manhattan who writes. Each morning my students arrive with their curiosity, full of ideas and raw ambition. Both light and darkness from the world around can seep into the classroom at any time. The best days are when the children hmm as they study, making their own creative connections. This is true also for me as a writer. The flash between here and there - word and art - is where the drama unfolds.  

Theater - Creative

Disney Musicals in Schools, New York sponsored costumes and props for "Pizza Palace," my original elementary school production. It will premiere late spring 2020 in Manhattan. More to come!

Poetry is another passion. In November 2019 "A Gust of Wind" was published in The Tiny Seed Journal. My modern limerick about Pluto was published in THAT Literary Review, an annual journal at Auburn University. Often I read at Poets House in lower Manhattan, and am part of the Parkside Writers critique group on the UWS.  

freelance Journalist

I'm proud to point to a feature on Bookshare that I wrote for the 2019 Winter Bulletin published by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

For years I was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and then a freelancer for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Oregon and Able News, I was also a staff writer/editor for the Moving Up! Math textbook. 


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