Gregory, Valiska

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GREGORY, Valiska

GREGORY, Valiska. American, b. 1940. Genres: Children's fiction, Poetry. Career: White Oak Elementary School, Whiting, IN, music and drama teacher, 1962-64; Oak Lawn Memorial High School, Oak Lawn, IL, teacher, 1965-68; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, lecturer in English, 1968-74; University of Indianapolis, IN, adjunct professor of English, 1974-83; Butler University, Indianapolis, adjunct professor of English, 1983-85, fellow at Butler Writers' Studio and founding director of Butler University Midwinter Children's Literature Conference, 1989-92, writer-in-residence, 1993-. Speaker/workshop leader at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US, 1983-. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: Terribly Wonderful, 1986; Sunny Side Up, 1986; Riddle Soup, 1987; The Oatmeal Cookie Giant, 1987; Happy Burpday, Maggie McDougal!, 1992; Through the Mickle Woods, 1992; Babysitting for Benjamin, 1993; Looking for Angels, 1995; Stories from a Time Before, 1995; Kate's Giants, 1995; When Stories Fell Like Shooting Stars, 1996; A Valentine for Norman Noggs, 1999; Shirley's Wonderful Baby, 2002. Contributor of stories and poems for children to magazines. OTHER: The Words Like Angels Come (poetry for adults), 1987. Contributor of poetry and articles to periodicals. Address: Butler University, Writer-in-Residence, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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