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Learn ‘Turning Points: Tips, Tales & Tactics of a Revolutionary Teacher’ From Renowned Teacher, Author

Published on Sep 28, 2022

The Pasadena Public Library hosts author Alan Aymie, also an esteemed educator, as he discusses his book, “Turning Points: Tips, Tales, and Tactics of a Revolutionary Teacher,” in a virtual lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 to 6 p.m.

From backyard costumed children’s entertainer, Boston-born teacher Alan Aymie stepped into his first elementary school classroom – it was actually an empty book storage room – with no teaching experience whatsoever and relied on the lessons he learned in those Southern California backyards to teach, inspire, and write a Revolutionary War play for his 5th grade classroom that became a community event for the next 15 years.

Aymie grew up on his father’s stories about working in the R&B music business, James Brown, and the glory of the Boston Celtics. He still loves R&B although he only played hockey, and now lives in LA. His first solo play, was called, “Funny, touching, moving, poignant, and everything a one-man show should be…” by the LA Times.

A performer at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, PSNBC and Westside Comedy Festival, Aymie is the only actor/writer ever to perform his work at the HBO Workspace, Comedy Central Stage, Aspen Comedy Festival and the HBO Screening Room. Now, as a father in LA, he tries to focus his work on autism advocacy and education.

“Turning Points” is his first book, published by Luminare Press. Currently, each April, he tours the country to promote autism awareness with his critically-acclaimed solo play, “A Child Left Behind – My Education in Autism.” With the book, Aymie hopes will inspire, educate and enlighten all those who care about public education.

To sign up for the Zoom, visit and provide an email address where log-in instructions will be sent to you.

For more information, call (626) 744-4066. 

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