Lauren Simone Blogs

Olivia travels to Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Olivia travels to Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

It has been over 2 years since I have been to a plane! The last blog, "When in Iceland," was it! I am pretty sure you can take a guess why it has been that long. Besides being really focused on growing Lauren Simone Publishing House, I haven't traveled due to several natural disasters: the first, the global pandemic known as COVID-19 that had us all quarantined since March 2019 and the second, a volcanic eruption, occurred at my anticipated destination, St Vincent. This volcano erupted for the first time since 1979! Prayers for all the people of that island. It is...

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Ryan Parker, featured on Fox 61, as Poet Laureate of Manchester

Ryan Parker, featured on Fox 61, as Poet Laureate of Manchester

Fox 61 features Lauren Simone Pubs author, Ryan Parker. Ryan Parker was named Poet Laureate of Manchester. Mr. Parker is a teacher, activist, poet, and co-author of Happyvism, a children's book encouraging joy in difficult times.

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Lauren Simone Pubs and The Music Notes Kids Club join forces!

Lauren Simone Pubs and The Music Notes Kids Club join forces!

Lauren Simone Pubs has entered into a collaboration with Mr. Joseph Inigo, owner of Care 4 Your own and The Music Notes Kids Club and author of forthcoming book, You Matter to be published by Lauren Simone Publishing House. Care 4 Your Own, located in Hamden, CT, is a company dedicated to inspire growth among youth through books, cartoons, music and puppetry. They increase autism awareness, aspire entrepreneurship, empower individuals to reach their goals, and tend to their environment by planting trees and watching them grow.  The Music Notes Kids Club is a program that teachers computer science, robotics, and...

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Poetry on the bus, CT

Poetry on the bus, CT

On April 27th, Charter Oak Cultural Center presented the Poetry Bus. It is a CT transit vehicle featuring excerpts from poems written by the Youth Arts Initiative students that included our very own author and co-owner, Olivia Lauren. Poetry on the streets founder Melanie Farenlla has the youth create poems inspired by Frederick Douglass and Robert Hayden's poem, "Frederick Douglass." he Poetry Bus was inspired by a desire to empower young writers by sharing their words with the greater community in public spaces and to connect transit + poetry. The poetry Bus is on the streets and can be seen around Greater...

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Small Business Community Champion Award

Small Business Community Champion Award

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $187.2 billion in assets as of March 31, 2021. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. They selected thirty small business owners from across Citizens’ footprint and awarded each a $10,000 prize in recognition of their efforts toward strengthening their communities. The 2021 Citizens Bank Small Business Community Champion Award winners are: Alexander & Sons Home Improvements, Binghamton, NY Cambridge Quilt Shop, Inc., Cambridge, MA...

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