About the Author
Danika Dinsmore has been working and playing with children in a variety of settings for almost twenty years. She co-created Washington State s first youth poetry slam and developed a curriculum guide for teaching poetry in the schools. She also produced the Seattle Poetry Festival s Emerging Voice spokenword program for teens. She has worked as an artist-in-the-schools for Learning Through the Arts and has taught writing courses at Vancouver Film School, Capilano University, and Creative Writing for Children. Her awards include the Washington State Poets Association award for Performance Poetry and the Best Fresh Voice Screenwriting Award from the Female Eye Film Festival.