Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pablo Neruda: Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Part of Poetry Month, this is a day when you are meant to choose a poem, stick it in your pocket and bring it out to share with the people around you. I … Continue reading

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Bruce Hale, Matt de la Peña & Rachel Vail

Bruce Hale stepped up in his fedora, suit and spectators to give the first keynote of the conference. During the opening Editor/Agent/Art Director panel, Eddie Gamarra spoke to how public speaking skills and a comfortable relationship to public appearances make all … Continue reading

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SCBWI WWA Conference: Absorbing the Goodness

I came home from the conference exhausted but full in the best way. The richness of the faculty, their personalities and presentations, and the great gift of being in the room with friends and strangers, each a creative force, always … Continue reading

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Where The Sidewalk Ends

I’ve been so busy typing up my notes from the weekend’s SCBWI WWA conference that I nearly forgot Poetry Monday. Who else but Shel Silverstein will do, since I’ve been living and breathing children’s literature for three days? Where the … Continue reading

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Matt de la Peña and Arizona

Author Matt de la Peña will be teaching a fiction intensive at the SCBWI WWA pre-conference on Friday and and giving a keynote address at the conference on Saturday: Working Class Writer. I’m reading his latest young adult book, I … Continue reading

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Inspiration Reading

My morning GalleyCat newsletter showcased the new Reading is Fundamental PSA, starring a bevy of familiar characters from children’s books with music by The Roots and Co. I’m rather fond of the skydiving pigs. Watch for a cameo by Levar Burton, … Continue reading

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Flourish: SCBWI Western Washington Conference

It hit me today for real: Friday I will be at the SCBWI Western Washington Conference in Redmond, helping to set up and then attending the fiction intensive with  Matt de la Peña. KidLit drink night will follow and the … Continue reading

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