Author, Educator, Writing Coach, Speaker
A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Rebecca Rolland is passionate about the power of storytelling to connect people over space and time. She is the award-winning author of three books of poetry, with a fourth forthcoming, and the author of the nonfiction book The Art of Talking with Children (HarperOne, 2022), which will be translated into over 11 languages. She won the Dana Award in Short Fiction and has published short stories in numerous anthologies.
She lives in Boston with her family, where she lectures, consults, and provides workshops to support creativity and communication for both individuals and groups.
Most recently, she serves as a lecturer at the Harvard Medical School on topics of writing, creativity, and focus, and at conferences including Grub Street’s annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference in Boston.
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Discover Rebecca’s other poetry books including The Vine of Somewhere and On the Refusal to Speak which can be purchased online. Or read examples of her poetry published on various websites.
Lucy Brick, a college student, starts noticing delivery drivers on motorbikes zooming all over Manhattan. They look alike and act weird. They use chopsticks to “charge” themselves. They even ignore traffic warnings. Some of Lucy’s friends have joined the drivers. They invite Lucy to sign up, too. Her friends tell her it’s the best time in their lives. Being a dliv gives them lots of energy. Better, it makes them more popular than their wildest dreams. It’s very tempting!
But Lucy begins to wonder what has really happened to these drivers. How can they have such abilities? Could joining them be fun—or dangerous? Lucy is going to find out.
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Rebecca is passionate about communication and creativity. This passion is at the heart of her lecturing and consulting work. She frequently gives lectures, talks, and workshops to organizations and groups interested in supporting creativity, focus, and creative purpose.
Additionally, she offers workshops and consulting services to individuals and small groups interested in completing specific manuscripts or more generally in evolving and enhancing their creative practices. She works across genres (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), including a focus on nonfiction writing about science, education, and parenting. She also consults through Grub Street’s consulting services.
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For information on Rebecca’s parenting and education work, including The Art of Talking with Children, please see her website at https://rebeccarolland.com/ This website highlights Rebecca’s creative writing work.