About this site: The Elizabeth Robin website blends the best of webpage and blog capabilities.  The Home page displays an excerpt or news; click on Read More to see the rest. The Poetry and What’s News tabs offer excerpts or complete works with space for comment or discussion. The Gracie Children’s Series contains a single page from a selected story. Unless otherwise noted, the photography is the author’s. Each month Elizabeth Robin will post a new piece on these pages. Comments are welcome on this site or via one of the social media links provided. Come back and visit anytime. And often!

About Becoming Mrs. L: Elizabeth Robin publishes small excerpts from her memoir Becoming Mrs. L. The selection will highlight an issue that classroom teachers face. Ask your questions, add your stories, offer your strategies and observations. By sharing we can help each other have a better classroom experience.

Photo by Cara MacNeil

Photo by Cara MacNeil

About the author: Elizabeth Robin lived overseas as a Navy pilot’s daughter before settling in Northern Virginia. She graduated from the College of William and Mary and enjoyed a 33-year career as a high school teacher, first in the Tidewater Virginia area, then in Baltimore and Philadelphia suburbs, finally at the Jersey Shore. Those stories are told in Becoming Mrs. L, her teaching memoir. Publications in 2015 include poetry in The Breeze, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, i am not a silent poet and Fourth River, and creative non-fiction in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. She is a co-editor for Hilton Head Island: Time and Tide, an anthology of island writers that includes her poem “All-American Meme”, “Exquisite Cheer”, a non-fiction piece and, and the short story “A Routine Traffic Stop”. Her first book, a poetry chapbook “Silk Purses and Lemonade” was published in 2017. She resides on Hilton Head Island.

3 comments for “About

  1. March 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Excellent post. I definitely appreciate this website. Keep writing!

    October 11, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Elizabeth Robin, So enjoyed your talk on The Water Is Wide at the Beaufort Library, Historic Beaufort Oct.10, 2017. I believe only a teacher, an experienced teacher, a good teacher could present the hearts of Pat Conroy’s fine book, I believe you did.
    Reading to us Mr. Conroy’s letter to his parents after his first days on Daufuskie in part expressed the feelings any recently out of college teacher feels when they realize how many blank areas of knowledge and experiences children of all backgrounds have compared to themselves and how unprepared we are to teach and how out of touch the choosers of classroom materials are. Later the more we learn, the more we realize that our blanks are far, far greater than our knowledge and we are more like the children in that respect than we imagined.
    Thank you for reminding me of what a fine teacher is through your presentation and the excerpts you chose from a fine writing teacher. How fortunate the kids he taught and the kids you taught were to be your students. Barbara.

    • Elizabeth Robin
      October 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you, Barbara! I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading Conroy’s work and talking about what I found. He was an amazing writer and educator.

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