Lucy Bell
Lucy Bell
Author, Educator, Naturalist
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published author, retired teacher, writing consultant, and plant naturalist.


Lucy Bell is a published author, retired teacher, and writing consultant. She has a BA in Education from the University of North Dakota, an MA in Education with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado, and was certified as a senior fellow in the Colorado Writing Project.

Her thirty-five-year teaching career included creating FIRSTWRITE, a program that taught hundreds of teachers how to teach first graders creative writing skills, even before they could spell. After retirement Lucy was an instructor for the PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, and taught classes on Emerson, Thoreau and the history of the local black community of Colorado Springs.

Lucy is a native plant naturalist Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado and leads Wildflower Wednesdays May through August.  For schedule of activities at CMSP, visit their website.

She has published two children’s books: Molly and the Cat Who Stole Her Tongue and Coming Up: A Boy’s Adventures in 1940s Colorado Springs.  Both are available on Amazon and Colorado Springs bookstores. Lucy is a featured contributor to the E-magazine, and writes regularly for the literary journal Almagre