Carol Muzik Author Events
Carol is devoted to helping others learn to tell their stories, whether it be through art, writing,
Her goal through teaching is to connect children and adults to their own stories and
help others learn to listen to the stories. Listening is one of the keys to helping our seemingly divisive world connect
with one another. More and more we seem disconnected from each other in our dialogue and beliefs. Our stories
serve to remind us that we are in this together. Our stories connect us at the heart showing us we are more alike than
different. Carol enjoys being a facilitator in helping children and adults tell their stories.
Listening to others' stories
connect us and we stop trying to find how different we are. As a Registered Nurse, and as a gallery owner, Carol always
felt her conversations with people revealed our similarities. Time and again, she felt close to people whose beliefs were
all have the same basic needs and most of us get joy from similar life experiences. Heart-felt experiences and conversations
happen when we let go of our rigid beliefs and are honest in what brings us joy or sadness. These are the real-life
experiences we can all relate to, like the joy of seeing animals in nature, a new member of the family, trials and accomplishments,
the death of a friend or family member, or the death of a pet. Most of us have had these experiences, amongst many others,
and hearing about them through others' stories helps us know we are not alone. We can relate.
As Carol has shared Lucy's story, she met many people along the
way who've had a similar experience with an animal. Her story isn't so unusual, and maybe how she's been able to take
her story and move on to an essentially new career will spark others to take that creative journey with their stories.
with Carol through the Idaho Commission on the Arts website and look for Carol's Artist Statement and her commitment to connecting children to their stories through art and
Carol works with adults too, and consults on the self-publishing process from
editing to marketing. She just helped Jim Noren ghostwrite and publish his book Waiting on a Miracle, and is currently working on a children's book with new author Judy Waring. Her experiences in the last 5 years of
publishing videos, a coloring book, a hardcover picture book, cards, shirts & hats, along with speaking in public, teaching
and organizing school programs and budgets have left her with a depth of experience that she enjoys sharing with people who
are new to the process. Contact Carol to discuss your story.
Carol is currently working on a new children's book with author Judy R. Waring.
The story is based on her true story of her cat. The book is called Jack the Cat Burglar and His Purrty True Tale.
Available Summer 2015.
Check with Carol for the most current schedule.
11 -13 The Art of Nature Summer Camp with Kootenai Environmental Alliance
is spending much of her time consulting, writing, drawing and painting and is taking time away
April 21, Ponderosa Elementary, Spokane Valley afterschool program
May 14, Skyway Elementary, Writing Festival
June Arts Powered Schools
Writing and Painting!!!
May 15 - 16, Skyway Elementary Writers Festival with Get Lit!
July 1 - 3, Coeur
d'Alene Summer Arts
January - June 2013, Sorensen Elementary, Writing Performance Team
Feb 26th - Get Lit! Valley View Elementary, Bonners Ferry
March 11 - 14th - Salmon Arts Council, Salmon, Idaho - 4th & 5th Grades
- Telling Our Stories
10th - Downtown Coeur d'Alene Art Walk, Sorenesen Performance Team presentation
May 15 & 17th - 5th grade presentations, Sorensen Elementary
May 29th & 30th - 4th grade presentations, Sorensen Elementary
November 7th - The Women's Gift Alliance, Guest
7 - 11 Clearwater Valley Elementary, Kooskia, ID - Telling Our Stories 4th & 5th Grades
May 11th - Writer's Jam at the Kooskia Community
Feb 1, 2011 Reach
for the Future, Boys and Girls Club, Spokane WA
Feb 3, 2011 Ramsey Science Magnet, Literacy Night, Coeur d'Alene ID
March 8, 2011 Reardan
Elementary, Reardan, WA
March 10, 2001 Chattaroy Elementary, Chattaroy, WA
March 31, 2011 Raising Lucy wins Silver Mom's Choice Award in Non-Fiction category!!!!
1, 2011 Water Watch, Coeur d'Alene, ID
April 18 - April 29, 2011 Canyon Elementary, Cataldo, ID
April 22, 2011 KEA Earth Gala Celebration
April 30, 2011 Moscow
Hastings Book Signing and Story-telling at Moscow Renaissance Fair
May 11 - 12, 2011 Skyway Elementary, Coeur d'Alene, ID
May 13, 2011 Discovery School, Spokane,
24, 2011 Sunridge Middle School, Pendleton, OR
June 17th, 2011 Rotary Club, Coeur d'Alene ID
June 22nd - July 14th Summer Arts
for Youth, Coeur d'Alene ID
June 26th - July 2nd Arts Powered Schools, Caldwell, ID
October 14, 2011 Canyon Elementary Field Trip, Lake Cocolalla
October 14, 2011 KEA Junk2Funk, Coeur d'Alene,
November 12, 2011 Book
signing at Hastings in Walla Walla, WA., 1 - 3pm
March 2011 - Mom's Choice Award winner - Raising
Lucy - The True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose wins a Silver Mom's Choice Award in the children's picturebook non-fiction category
Idaho Commisson on the Arts
Carol Muzik has been accepted to the Artists in Residence program for the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Muzik along with five new artists will
join 20 returning artists as Art Educators to Idaho's statewide elementary schools.
Through the Artists in Residence
program, Carol plans to focus on connecting kids with their creativity from experiences in nature. Muzik says, “A partnership
with nature teaches us to see inspiration everywhere, thereby, connecting us more deeply with the world around us. Studies
show that children are spending around 6 hours a day in front of some type of media. I want to encourage kids to get outside
and translate their experiences into hands-on art projects.” Earlier this summer, Muzik taught a six-week writing and
drawing course to elementary age kids at the Coeur d'Alene Library, which she called "Inspired by Nature."
Muzik's own story
of raising a Canada goose to its successful return to the wild has inspired her creativity, her life - and now her students.
Muzik is honored to be accepted into the Artist In Residence program, saying, "The creative path that raising a wild
goose has laid out seems to lead to greater purpose with every turn. I am honored and thrilled for this opportunity."
more about The Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Artist in Residence program, visit their website at www.arts.idaho.gov/
–Carol Muzik to Join "Get Lit!" Program Author
Tour 2010 & 2011
Carol Muzik has been invited by Eastern Washington University's (EWU) “Get Lit!“ Program
(Get Literature!) as part of their eastern Washington schools Author Tour for 2010 and 2011. Muzik will teach writing projects
in elementary schools, and plans to focus on nature themes.
Schedule an Appearance or Event
Click HERE to request a Raising Lucy event at your organization, school or library.
Raising Lucy Studios is proud to announce that Raising Lucy
(hardcover children's book), made the list of 2009 Nominees for outstanding contributions to the body of printed materials
about Idaho. The Idaho Book Award, an annual award given by the Idaho Library Association, is intended to encourage the writing
and publishing of books about Idaho, and to encourage excellence in writing and high standards of accuracy and readability
in those books." See a list of 2009 Book Award Mominees here.
Lucy Splashes the CDA Library
Summer Program 'Water' Theme
Carol Muzik and Raising Lucy will be featured in the Summer Reading Programs at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library with her 'Inspired By Nature' ~ An Art & Writing
Workshop For Kids. She has designed her theme around this year's kids and teens programs “Make a Splash.” and
“Make Waves at the Library.” Each workshop will be a fun-filled exploration of creative writing and art, with
Raising Lucy as the starting point. Carol Muzik/Lucy workshop dates are: Wednesdays,
June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 - from 1pm to 2pm at the Library, Story Room 102. For more information on the Summer Reading
Programs, visit the CDA Library website.
2010 - Pilgrim's 'Family Day' at Shared Harvest Community Garden
Location: Shared Harvest Community
Garden, 10th and Foster, Coeur d'Alene, ID.Shared Harvest, the first
community garden in CdA, is a garden for growing, learning and giving. Find out more about Shared Harvest on their Facebook
May 12, 2010 -
Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Pre-school and After School Storytime Programs, 10:30-11 & 1-1:30, 4-5pm
April 26, 2010 - Sunrise Elementary, Central Valley School
District, Spokane Valley, WA, Grade 4 Library presentation
April 17, 2010 - Get Lit! (At Epicenter Press booth), Hotel Lusso, Downtown Spokane, WA, Book Signing, 11-12:30
April 03, 2010 - Barnes and Noble, Spokane Valley, WA, Meet the Author &
Book Signing, 2-4pm
2010 - Liberty Lake Elementary School, Spokane Valley, WA, Grade 5 presentation
January 29th, 2010 - Carol Muzik elected to the Board of Directors of Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA). KEA is a grass-roots organization – and the oldest environmental organization in the state of Idaho.
December 26, 2009 - Aunties Bookstore, Downtown Spokane, WA,
Book Signing, 2-4pm
December 6th, 2009 - Coeur d'
Alene Costco - Coeur d'Alene, ID, Book Signing, noon-2pm
November 28, 2009 - Hastings Bookstore - Coeur d' Alene, ID, Book Signing, 12pm - 2pm
October 20, 2009
Announcement - USA Book News Honors Raising Lucy
Lucy receives honors as an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the Children's Picture Book Hardcover Non-fiction category of the NATIONAL
BEST BOOKS AWARDS (NBBA), sponsored by USA Book News. USABookNews.com, announced over 500 NBBA winners and finalists in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Jeff
Keen, President and CEO of USABookNews.com, said this year's contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were
then narrowed down. Download the full announcement (pdf) on our home page. Order the book here.
October 9, 2009 - USA Book News says Raising Lucy is 'What's
Hot, New & Noteworthy in the World of Books'!
Raising Lucy is featured as 'What's Hot' by USA Book News. USA Book News covers unique books from both the mainstream and independent press. They keep up-to-date on 'what’s
hot' as well as looking beyond the best-seller lists to highlight fantastic books that are worthy of attention. Raising Lucy is listed at the top of their Children's Picture Book Hardcover Non-Fiction
October 1, 2009 - 'Raising Lucy' Book Lands on Retail Store Shelves
a successful 2009 PNBA Fall Show in September, we're pleased to announce that our new Raising Lucy hardcover children's book
is already hitting bookstore and library shelves. Pierce County Libraries, The Bookworks (photo right), Barnes & Noble
and Hastings Books & Music are among the first to make it available. More stores and locations are being added daily.
You can find or order Raising Lucy at your favorite bookstore by ISBN #: 978-0-9820269-1-5.
September 11, 2009 - 'Raising Lucy' is A Success at PNBA Fall Show Author and illustrator, Carol Muzik, attended the 2009 PNBA (Pacific NW Booksellers
Association) Fall Show in Portland, OR, September 10-12. The annual event features new literary products for booksellers and
libraries in a 3-day event of workshops, keynote speakers, author readings and book signings. Carol, accompanied by consultants
and show presenters, Jennifer McCord Associates, met a warm reception by attendees who were thrilled to meet her and receive
an autographed hardback book, as well, perused the coloring storybook, the award-winning video, and 'Lucy' greeting cards
and hats. Booksellers are definitely interested in carrying Raising Lucy products - and RLS is beginning to fill requests
and orders. Get product info and purchase 'Lucy' products on our Product page.
September 5, 2009 - New Children's Book Signing : at former Sunset Gallery in Harrison,
and illustrator, Carol Muzik, is set to meet customers at a Book Signing Event at the Denise Oliver Gallery in Harrison, ID,
Sunday September 6 from 11am to 3pm. Muzik will be signing her new full-color, hardcover children's book, 'Raising Lucy - The True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose', and her coloring storybook and video set, 'Raising Lucy-A True Story'. Denise Oliver gallery, located in a refurbished warehouse
loft space, is the former Sunset Gallery that Muzik created in 2005 - and where she began sharing her story about Lucy. They're
located at 200 Coeur d'Alene Ave, Suite B, Harrison, ID. Former Sunset Gallery photo right : C.
September 1, 2009 - Book
Release Announcement : 'Raising Lucy' Hardback Children's Book Available through www.RaisingLucy.com. Raising Lucy Studios
is proud to announce the latest book in the Lucy series of products by author/illustrator, Carol Muzik. 'Raising Lucy - The
True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose' is for age 5 and up. 48 beautifully illustrated and colorful pages take you
through precious moments in the Muziks' life, raising a wild orphaned great Canada goose they named Lucy. The family's love
for animals and their unique experience touches hearts and souls everywhere. Book
design: Joie Moring. Published by Raising Lucy Studios LLC. ISBN:978-0-9820269-1-5
“Raising Lucy will warm your heart and delight
children everywhere, awakening in all of us the long forgotten magical connection between humans and all living creatures.”
—Karen Anderson, author of Hear all Creatures, and You Can Talk to Animals
The book includes educational discussion points for kids, teachers and parents to help explore
more on the subject of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. 'Raising Lucy - The True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose'
is available now on our website, and through online and traditional retailers.
(Download a copy of the press release (pdf) at the bottom of this page)
April 8, 2009 - Author and illustrator,
Carol Muzik, meets customers at a Book Signing Event at Hastings Bookstore in Coeur d'Alene, Saturday April 11, from noon
to 3pm. Muzik's book includes her acclaimed video, 'Raising Lucy-A True Story', Audience Choice Award Winner at the 2009 Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival. Hastings Books Music & Video is located at 101 E. Best Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID.
March 16, 2009 - Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival announces that 11-minute 'Raising Lucy-A True Story' short film wins the Family Favorite Audience Choice Award at their 2009
awards ceremony. Audience Awards were given in three categories: Feature-length Film, Documentary, Short Film and Family Favorite.
We are pleased and honored to be recognized by film festival audiences around the country. Thank you audiences!
March 1, 2009 - 'Raising Lucy-A True Story' short film is accepted into the Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival in Morristown, New Jersey, March 13-15. Other feature films include Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's Ambition to Meaning: Finding your
February 25, 2009 -
'Lucy' documentary appears at the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan,
Oklahoma, Jan 16-18. 'Lucy' shows Friday, Jan 25 at 4:30pm. For more info, go to www.traildancefilmfestival.com/2009
Winter/Spring 2009 Edition - 'Mama Goose' Feature Story in Coeur d'Alene Magazine written by Carol Muzik. Subscribe to CdA Magazine online or pick up the print
version at bookstores, news stands and resort locations in and around the Coeur d'Alene region.
January 16, 2009 - Raising Lucy
film appears at the 15th Annual Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona, Feb 24-Mar 1. 'Lucy' showtimes are
Wednesday, Feb 25 at 9am and Friday, Feb 27 at 11:30am. For more info on SIFF, go to www.sedonafilmfestival.com
October 23, 2008 - 'Lucy' Story published in the The South Lake Coeur d'Alene ALTERNATIVE Newsletter. Visit the ALTERNATIVE Newsletter site now - then scroll down to read the story. Download a PDF version of the story
Download Hardcover Book Release PDF Here
Download SouthLake CDA Article PDF Here
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