Today, I went to the Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference. It’s the fifth time in the nine years of the conference that I attended. It is always great to return to the college I attended.
Wow! What a great experience today was. I listened and watched three awesome authors, with three different approaches to their presentations.
Patrick Carmen combined video along with his books, for middle grade and young adult.
Laura McGee Kvasnosky writes young readers and got the audience really involved with the writing process.
Gary Schimdt’s presentation was without any pictures or videos. Yet he really engaged us with his story telling, that clearly came from his heart.
For more please click here: http://wwuclc.com/2012-conference
I’ll be going to Bellingham this weekend to this Literature conference: http://wwuclc.com/
I’ve to the last seven, I believe. I’ve lost count but it’s a lot
of fun. Plus I get to visit the campus where I went to college.
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I haven’t been able to go to any of these reading recently. I’ve going to Haiku Northwest events instead…
On Sunday, I went to Haiku Norwest’s Quarterly Meeting in Seattle. I learned a lot
about Haiku. There were wonderful presentations and at the end we read some of
our Haiku. Afterwards, we went out to dinner.
Here’s the link for Haiku Northwest: http://sites.google.com/site/haikunorthwest/Home
Here’s a link for Haiku Society of America: http://www.hsa-haiku.org/
Also this month on Facebook they are providing a haiku prompt, each day and other
fascinating stuff: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/NaHaiWriMo/108107262587697
I went to the Haiku Northwest meeting last night. It was my second timeand an
outstanding learning experience. I read three of my poems and listenedto others.
Here’s the link to find out more: http://sites.google.com/site/haikunorthwest/Home
Their website will be updated soon for upcoming events.
Here is the poem I wrote for the year of the dragon:
Sweeping gently in the sea
Letting waves go
Here's the latest from Poetry Is Everything:
I really enjoy this website and subscribe to Poetry. Below is a link to their
2011 year in review:
The waiting game continues, I had two Mini-Books accepted at Super Teacher Worksheet: http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/php_index2.html
My story starter for children is in acquisitions, and I will know soon.
My middle-grade novel is still under consideration…
BTW, I enjoy the waiting game, it’s out of my hands.