Lois Kipnis is a creative arts consultant with forty years of experience as a drama teacher and arts administrator. In addition to her recently published book Without a Script: A Caregiver's Journey, her publications include a
one-act play Things Can Always Be Worse!, and three educational books that she co-authored: Together We Can Improvise (Volume 1 and Volume 2) and Have You Ever...Bringing Literature to Life Through Creative Dramatics. Lois' poems and stories have appeared in Long Island newspapers and magazines, and her story "I Did Not Understand" appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness. Lois' poem "Kaleidoscope" was awarded a second prize in the 22nd Annual Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Contest.
Ms. Kipnis' educational books are the outgrowth of her experiences as an artist-in-residence and instructor of workshops that enable teachers to integrate the arts into curriculum. Throughout her career, she has directed award-winning high school productions, and developed and implemented intergenerational projects and school partnerships that provide access to the arts for students of diverse abilities. Lois reads her stories and poems at book stores and libraries, conducts workshops on improvisation and writing, and is available for conferences and workshops for caregivers based on her book Without a Script: A Caregiver's Journey.
Ms. Kipnis received her B.F.A. in Theatre Education from Boston University, and completed graduate courses in theater at Wesleyan and University of Massachusetts. She is a member of SCBWI, Long Island Writer's Guild, Long Island Authors Group, New York State Theatre Education Association, and Long Island Children's Writers and Illustrators.