Paper & Stars Studio

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”    -Madeleine L’Engle

Paper & Stars is a Raleigh-based company that offers creative endeavors, events, and products for children and families with a literary twist.

Offering workshops, birthday parties, baby showers, and children’s activities for a wide variety of events such as festivals, weddings, family gatherings, and holiday celebrations.

Owner, Deanna Hicks, is a local educator with over 30 years of experience in both formal and informal education, including the positions of preschool and elementary classroom teacher, science specialist, and camp instructor for NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Deanna combines her educational experience and passion to pursue her goal of bringing literary and arts enrichment to the families of Raleigh, NC.  She currently leads creative workshops, book clubs, and special celebrations at Read With Me in downtown Raleigh and plans children’s events for local festivals, most recently Roots Fest 2017 on Hillsborough Street. Deanna aspires to nurture the curiosity, wonder, and creativity of early childhood through authentic experiences.  Contact her to learn more about workshops, festival and event services, or to plan your own unique celebration.

Deanna Hicks


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