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Sion Dayson and Paula Lazor

Independent Presses and Authors Series: Part Two - Sion Dayson and Paula Lazor

Real Fiction Radio Broadcast: January 15, 2020 @ Noon on WERA-FM 96.7 Arlington, VA

Sion Dayson grew up in North Carolina and earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Utne Reader, and many other venues, and her writings often focus on travel, living abroad, and her literary hero, James Baldwin. Her popular blog paris (im)perfect explored the City of Light’s less glamorous side. After a decade in Paris, she now resides in Valencia, Spain. Her Debut novel AS A RIVER is published by Jaded Ibis Press

Paula Lazor is the author of Beyond The Box: How Hands-On Learning Can Transform a Child and Reform Our Schools, A Mother’s Story. Her book recounts the five-year search to find the right education program for her son. “It is one of the most convincing defenses I have ever read of the century-old work of John Dewey. The philosopher and psychologist argued that children learn better if they are actively involved in projects, such as making things by hand,” said Jay Mathews, education columnist, the Washington Post.

Paula is a parent advocate and the host of Education Innovations, a radio program on hands-on, project-based learning on WERA 96.7 FM. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Writing at Johns Hopkins University. In her previous career, she covered domestic policy issues for a legal publication in Washington, D.C. She lives with her husband in Arlington, Virginia.


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