MY

NAME

IS:

CHIQUITA

TOURE.

 

 

 

As a 25-year veteran educator-librarian, I have served as both an ELA teacher and school librarian. As a middle school writing teacher, I instructed students in creative fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry and research skills. As a recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Award I established a spoken word anthology for middle schoolers and sponsored a two -semester long writing workshop for middle schoolers entitled “Writing Our Lives” through an Ingram- Castle grant. In 2020 I received the Teacher’s Dream Grant to fund a virtual school community book club. In 2018 I was awarded the Helen Jenkins Davis Award for my work as a librarian to support Social Justice initiatives for the  Columbus City Schools.

Author | Educator-Librarian | Entrepreneur | Speaker

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MY BOOK

This book takes one on a refreshing yet challenging journey through the process of self-excavation. The reader is engaged daily with habit-changing activities. The process involves stillness, greater magnification of God and the ability to grapple with uncomfortable questions that provoke deep thought about the values you hold dear to your heart.

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about ME

As a 25-year veteran educator-librarian, I have served as both an ELA teacher and school librarian for grades K-12. As a middle school writing teacher, I instructed students in creative fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry and research skills. As a recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Award I established a spoken word anthology for middle schoolers and sponsored a two -semester long writing workshop for middle schoolers entitled “Writing Our Lives” through an Ingram- Castle grant. In 2020 I received the Teacher’s Dream Grant to fund a virtual school community book club. Finally, in 2018 I was awarded the Helen Jenkins Davis Award for my work as a librarian to support Social Justice initiatives for the Columbus City Schools.

My professional writing experiences include blogger for Knowledge Quest (a publication of the American Association of School Librarians). I was also a contributing writer for the American Libraries magazine and Education Week.  In 2020-2021 I was a scholarship recipient of Kenyon College’s Intensive Writing Workshop held by the Kenyon Review.

 

 Writing Works LLC, Owner

In 2017 I created Writing Works LLC, a wholistic writing consultant company that specializes in expressive/therapeutic writing.  I created several signature workshops for youth and adults.

  • Adults- Writing Our Lives: Scribing to Self-Discovery

  • Adults-Curative Writings: From Here to Healing

  • Youth – A Way with Words: The Gift of Writing

 
 
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WRITING WORKS

Writing Works LLC is a writing consulting company specializing in expressive/therapeutic writing. Our mission is to teach people how to use their words and facilitate the power of writing to heal and hope. 

 

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