In the afternoon we gave talks for all attendees — librarians, teachers, kids, and readers of all ages. Jodi spoke about rejection, that a “no” could actually mean “not yet.” Carl reminded writers to “put the rat in the dollhouse” — stir up trouble in your story because every book needs conflict. I had participants play a frontier fun facts game (the sort of thing this former teacher thinks is loads of fun).
Here are the three of us with Golden Sower organizers, Karen Drevo and Marci Retzlaff. Every library needs librarians as devoted as these two.