Livestream Event, A Celebration of Reading
March 3, from noon to 3 PM, ET
Orel will be reading Thelonious Mouse, a picture book, winner of the Crystal Kite from SCBWI New York Metro Region, at a Celebration of the picture book hosted by Kidlit TV on Friday, March 3, along with other authors.
She has poems published and forthcoming in Light Poetry Magazine, Lighten Up Online, and Poetry Bay. Two of the latest:
"Encounter on East 92nd Street"
Lighten Up Online
"Stopping by a Darkening World"
Orel will be appearing at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island on October 15, 2016, for a workshop (for adults) on poetry inspired by art.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School
Orel appeared at this school in New Orleans on February 3, 2016, along with author Selene Castrovilla, thanks to PEN.
Pen Book Committee Authors Visit MLK Charter School
Click on link above to learn more about this program. Orel's poetry workshops at the school engaged 3-5th graders.
Walt Whitman Birthplace
Orel conducts poetry workshops for school groups at the Birthplace for primary through high school age groups. She has also led poetry writing sessions for adults at museums and other venues.
Oberon Poetry Magazine
Orel has two poems published in the current issue. She won honorable mention in Oberon several times and first prize in 2010.
She was a finalist in the Long Island Light competition and was awarded a first prize in the haiku contest, 2014, by the Performance Poets Association, Long Island, for this haiku:
Spring fog in the park:
Young ducks and old statues
wear fresh coats of down.
You can read another poem about ducks (for children) in the center of this page, illustrated with some of the adorable, animated singing ducklings in Orel's poetry app for iPad, A Word's a Bird, Spring Flies By in Rhymes. The poems on this page, like the app, are all illustrated by Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie.
A Word's a Bird, Spring Flies By in Rhymes
Click here to learn more about the poetry app SLJ named one of the best of 2013!
The app has illustrations as poetic as the text. Tunes composed on the singing, flowering shoots of April are sung by animated ducklings. A treat for all ages that can be played over and over!
Paumanok and Paumanok Interwoven
Long Island Poets and Photographers Paired in Two Gorgeous Anthologies
Poetry and the Art of Eating
Orel's poem, "The Ballad of Tarte Tatin", appeared in this show at Gallery North.
Jeanne de Sainte Marie
To see more of Jeanne's work, click on her name.
For budding poets, I am planting some new and old poems on this page, some of them inspired by the creatures that appear in A Word's a Bird, my bilingual iPad app, illustrated in glorious watercolor by Jeanne de Sainte Marie. The poems on this page are not in the app, which has pictures and sounds that appeal to even the youngest children. Touch-activated glossaries unlock a world of metaphors.