Brooklyn, NY – Laura tells stories in words, walking tours, audio and websites. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, on National Public Radio, McSweeney’s — and on the streets of New York. She has led poetry walks of Central Park, tours of United Nations headquarters and bike rides to little-known urban attractions. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Lilly Foundation, the National Press Foundation, the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and the Banff New Media Institute where she will be a peer advisor for the Almost Perfect digital storytelling residency in June 2010. Laura’s has taught writing – and learned from her students — at Brooklyn College, the University of Virginia, the Creative Center and New York City public schools.