A Thing or Two About Renée

Who/What Is Renée?

Renée reading from Lizard Lou ~ Piombino, Italy ~ July 2011
  • editor
  • children’s writer
  • language lover
  • video maker
  • poetry blogger
  • sweet tooth battle-loser
  • enthusiastic baker (see above)
  • candlestick maker (yeah, not really)
  • former theater dweller
  • current improvisation/acting teacher
  • lover of show tunes (see above)
  • self-taught sewer/costume maker
  • former English/theater/public speaking teacher
  • expat in Italy
  • wife to Italian guy (hence above)
  • mom to twin boys + one little girl (outcome of above)
  • lover of travel and road trips
  • homebody/nester (despite above)
  • chorus-singing soprano
  • world’s smallest wardrobe record holder
  • clothes shopping abhorer (hence above)
  • book shopping adorer
  • do-it-yourselfer
  • easy weeper (can’t help it)
  • wheezy sweeper (allergies)

A More Serious Bio

is the author of the poem picture book The Crab Ballet (Cameron Kids/Abrams, 2022) and the forthcoming poetry collection Limelight: Theater Poems to Perform (Charlesbridge, 2025). She also has poems published in many anthologies including No World Too Big (eds. Metcalf, Bradley, Dawson), Night Wishes and School People (ed. Lee Bennett Hopkins), National Geographic’s The Poetry of US and Book of Nature Poetry (ed. J. Patrick Lewis), One Minute Till Bedtime (ed. Kenn Nesbitt), Poems Are Teachers (ed. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater), ThankU: Poems of Gratitude (ed. Miranda Paul), A World Full of Poems (ed. Sylvia Vardell), several editions of The Poetry Friday Anthology books (ed. Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong), and diverse upcoming collections.

In the educational market, Renée has co-authored nine award-winning decodable readers and a collection of poetry titled Lizard Lou: a collection of rhymes old and new for All About Learning Press, where she was writer and editor for sixteen years.

Renée developed and teaches the online course The Lyrical Language Lab and provides free lessons and Peek & Critique sessions for children’s writers on her YouTube channel. She earned her BFA in acting/directing from Marymount Manhattan College and her MA in English Education from NYU; worked and played in the theater for almost two decades; and taught English, theater arts, and public speaking in NYC. Originally from upstate New York, she lives by the sea in Italy with her husband and three children.

AUTHOR SITE: www.reneelatulippe.com
FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/NoWaterRiver
INSTAGRAM: renee_m_latulippe

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