Local author shares writing tips with Island students

Children's author and illustrator Paul Owen Lewis gave presentations on writing books at each of Mercer Island's elementary schools.

Author Paul Owen Lewis discusses how he writes books with students at Island Park Elementary Tuesday

Last week, local author and illustrator Paul Owen Lewis visited each of Mercer Island’s elementary schools, giving presentations to students on how he became a writer. Drawing from his own experiences, Lewis, author of eight children’s books, gave students examples of how he wrote his first book, “Davy’s Dream.”

Mercer Island third graders read Lewis’s books while studying Native American mythology. The Seattle-area author visited Lakeridge on Monday, Island Park on Tuesday and West Mercer on Thursday.

Mercer Island’s three elementary librarians wrote grants to bring Lewis to the school district, which were funded by the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and the PTA.


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