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A video interview with

Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton is an author, editor, arts educator, arts and literacy advocate, and a parent. She has co-authored 16 children's books with her mother, Julie Andrews, including board books, picture books and The Great American Mousical.

You can watch the interview below, view the interview transcript, read a short biography on Emma Walton Hamilton, or see a selected list of her children's books. (This video is also available on YouTube and iTunes.)

Biography

A former actress, Emma Walton Hamilton worked in theater, film, and television for 10 years before turning her attention to directing, producing, educating and writing. She is one of the founders of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York. She served as co-artistic director for thirteen years and now focuses her energies on the theatre's education and young audiences programs. Emma directs the Young American Writers Project, an inter-disciplinary writing program for middle and high school students.

Emma is also the editorial director for The Julie Andrews Collection, a publishing program dedicated to quality books for young readers that nurture the imagination and celebrate a sense of wonder. In addition to writing and editing children's books, Emma writes articles for magazines, newspapers, e-zines, and periodicals. Her most recent book is Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment.

Emma travels frequently across the country, speaking to groups about the value of, and synergy between, the arts and literacy. She lives in Sag Harbor, NY, with her husband, producer/actor Steve Hamilton and their two children, Sam and Hope.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald