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Philip Yates (1958-) Biography - Writings, Sidelights - Personal, Career, Member, Honors Awards

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Born 1958, in Darby, PA; son of Edward J. (a former director of American Bandstand) and Teresa Philip Yates Yates; Education: Widener University, B.A. (with honors), 1989; Villanova University, M.A., 1994.

Widener University, instructional media specialist, 1990-96; stand-up comedian and performer with comedy troupe, the Laugh-A-Roni Institute, 1991-93; teacher of elementary and middle school workshops on writing and performing jokes, 1993—; children's book author, 1993—; Austin Public Library, Will Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, assistant manager, 1996—.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors League.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant for one-act play.

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