Your Imagination is a muscle!
Let's exercise it!

"Nudging the Imagination" is a collection of interactive, fun-filled and motivational writing workshops designed to engage students, helping them along the path to becoming independent and enthusiastic writers while providing students and teachers with strategies to aid them in their quest to improve test scores.

The grade-appropriate (K-12) sessions have been developed by Steven Krasner, an award-winning children's author and retired sports writer who covered the Boston Red Sox for 22 of his 33 years at the Providence (RI) Journal newspaper.

While Steve’s expertise in writing is quite evident, his ability to transfer those skills to the students is a true gift. His presentation is unique, valuable and transferable to older students.
-- Grace Coddington, Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School, NY

Steve has been traveling around the country, sharing his love and enthusiasm for writing in classrooms with students and at conferences for educators for 25 years.

He works with...


  • Classroom Workshops - Integrate your curriculum with collaborative writing of basic stories, mysteries, newspaper articles, tall tales, videomagazine scripts, myths and chapter books of cliff-hangers.
  • Professional Development -  Hands-on modeling of motivational strategies that weave in such concepts as Six Traits of Writing, offering easy-to-implement suggestions to teachers as to how they can incorporate writing across the curriculum with shared-writing activities.

Parent Teacher Groups

  • Author Visits - Explore the entire writing/illustrating/publishing process in highly interactive mini-assemblies!
  • Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraisers - Involve classrooms in the collaborative creation of a mystery script that can be staged as an Educational Fundraiser, weaving in other content areas such as Art, Music and Math for positive publicity for the school!
  • Classroom Workshops - Spark the students' imaginations and skills while reinforcing the mission to teach the writing process through the collaborative creation of basic stories, mysteries, tall tales, videomagazine scripts, myths and chapter books of cliff-hangers!
  • Parent & Student Workshops - Bring the generations together in a fun-filled night of collaborative story-writing!

Want to work with Steve? Contact him.