Kids Write to Know

  Organizes and plans personalized theme-based workshops and artistic projects that: 

Motivate students to become critical thinkers and share their light

Inspire students to discover the power of thinking

Beautify minds and spaces

Leave a legacy of positivity for future generations!

About Director and Founder

Award Winning Author, Marie Elena Cortes is the Director and Founder of Kids Write to Know ..the power of thinking on paper...and on any thing your mind can imagine! Marie started the writing club in 2005 to help students improve their communication skills and to focus on beautification projects in neighborhoods. Today, Kids Write to Know gets invited to schools and events all over the world. Experience it yourself and invite Marie Elena to your campus or conference! 

Her son, Mark Sedgwick,  joins her as a SHINE AMBASSADOR. Together they motivate everyone to improve their communication skills...and to beautify their mind and spaces. 

If your a  school or business would like to sponsor a presentation or workshop at one of your local schools, please email Marie at: [email protected]

YouTube Channel: 

Shine with Marie & Mark 

...together we shine brighter!

Invite us to your campus to present one of our powerful presentations for  teachers, parents and/or students.

We can also  plan a beautification art project on your walls! Yes, we can create art or write positive quotes that will motivate your students.

Together we can be a light in this world and leave a legacy that will inspire future generations.

Call us at (832) 388-8218 to book  a workshop or to set up a school tour and begin planning your beautification project.


"Let's nurture our country with great thoughts and fair laws. For we will never get higher than what we think and write!"-Marie Elena CortΓ©s

"It's an honor to work with my son, 
Mark Sedgwick. Him and his sister inspired me to publish "My Annoying Little Brother" in 2005, to help them get long and live in perfect harmony. Today, they both make me so proud. I have watched them grow up and turn into a responsible and productive citizens! 

As parents, we have the power to help our kids SHINE bright in everything they do. I invite all parents to be a light in their children's life, spark positivity and greatness in them. It is our duty to model what we want to see in them!"- Marie Elena Cortes

 What Authors Do


Invite Marie Elena to share her story as an author, teacher, parent, and community leader. She will inspire your students to look at writing in a positive way. For author visits and presentations please email [email protected] 


Discover the power of thinking on paper!

Celebrate Writing

every December 13th


Write a poem, a story, a joke or words of wisdom. All you have to do is put your thoughts on whatever your mind can imagine...paper, canvas, concrete, wood, plastic or metal and decorate it!


Complete your creations and scan your work or take a photo and email it to:  [email protected]com by December 9th.

Schools who submit the most writing pieces will receive a complimentary author visit before the holidays! 

To schedule a workshop, interview or presentation at your school, church, library, conference or literacy night...book your date today. Text or call (832) 388-8218 

Where has Marie Elena presented?





Adoption Centers


Book Festivals

Day Camps

Educational Conferences

Grocery Stores

Art Gallery


Convention Center

In what cities?

Los Angeles, CA

Vista, CA

Anaheim, CA

Long Beach, CA

San Bernardino, CA

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

Chicago, IL

New York, NY

New Orleans, LA

Austin, TX

El Paso, TX

Galveston, TX

Mission, TX

Friendswood, TX

Pasadena, TX

Pearland, TX

Katy, TX

Mission, TX

Humble, TX

Sugarland, TX

San Antonio, TX

Montgomery, TX

Houston, TX

Dallas, TX

Webster, TX

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mx

Caguas, Puerto Rico

Ocho Rios, Jamaica













Letters of LOVE to Our Community


"I started the this "Homework Assignment" for ALL of my fellow citizens in the USA. πŸ’•πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•

This is an opportunity for all of us to UNITE and discover the power of WRITING WITH πŸ’•LOVE πŸ’•...not with hate, racism, criticism, nor any negativity. Only one expectation to get an A+ and make a difference in our country:
ALL writing needs to be POSITIVE and INSPIRE LOVE. πŸ’œ and COMPASSION.

Write a note, poem, song, or a story...add art to make a bigger impact!


 Let's create murals of LOVE & POSITIVITY!!! Sprinkle KINDNESS and change the world with your spark. Let's SHINE brighter than yesterday."-Marie Elena Cortes

Discover the power of thinking on paper!



Note: One teacher or aide, per class, must stay during the entire book reading or writing workshop to supervise students.



















 Marie Elena will help your classroom plan and organize an unforgetable writing project. Students will not forget her words of advise and writing tips!