Emma Walton Hamilton: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Emma Walton Hamilton

Bestselling Children's Author, Editor, Arts Educator & Literacy Advocate

Emma Walton Hamilton is a bestselling children’s book author, arts and literacy advocate and inspirational speaker. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored over twenty five children’s books, seven of which have been on the NY Times Bestseller list, including the #1 bestselling picture book series The Very Fairy Princess, Julie Andrews Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, the Dumpy the Dump Truck series, Simeon’s Gift, The Great American Mousical, and Thanks to You – Wisdom from Mother and Child. Her solo book, RAISING BOOKWORMS: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment, premiered as a #1 best-seller on Amazon.com in the literacy category and won a Parent’s Choice Gold Medal.

Emma is on the faculty of Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, where she teaches children’s writing and serves as Director of the Children’s Literature Fellows program. She is also Executive Director of their Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), an inter-disciplinary writing and arts program for middle and high school students. A former actress and theatre director, Emma co-founded Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, serving as its co-Artistic Director and Director of Education and Programming for Young Audiences for 17 years.

An accomplished public speaker, Emma particularly enjoys speaking about mother-daughter relationships, cultivating inner sparkle, finding one’s voice, writing advice for adults, children, or teens, and the synergy between the arts and literacy.

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  • Arts Education Advocacy: The Relationship Between the Arts and Success in Life
  • Mothers and Daughters: from Conflict and Competition to Compassion and Collaboration
  • Unleashing Inner “Sparkle": Celebrating Individuality and Authenticity
  • You Can Be a Writer: Inspiring Young People to Share Their Voice

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