Marv is a performer, writer, and educator. He is also the author and illustrator of Jump, Children, Jump and the co-author of Please Talk With Me. Marv writes poetry and fiction for children and adults and leads workshops, residencies, and family poetry parties. He co-founded Children’s Voices Theatre, which is dedicated to inspiring young people to express themselves through writing and performing.
As a creative arts specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Marv offers patients, families and staff writing and storytelling activities and workshops. He is involved in research into the health benefits of the arts.
The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLif) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. CLiF presenters tell stories, read aloud from books, and share their love of words, reading, and writing. Every child who participates chooses two books to keep from a wide selection of brand-new children’s books.