I’ve just come home from my first International Reading Association convention, an annual event that draws teachers, librarians, and other bookish types to discuss literacy and teaching methods. It was a wondrous time!
On Sunday I was a part of an institute — an intensive session that lasted from 9-5. The title of our panel was Rekindling the Reading Fire – Using the Story Strategies of Professional Authors to Inspire a Love of Reading and Writing, headed up by Carolee Dean. The session included panels on magical realism; plot, setting and story; verse novels; and historical fiction.
I also had the opportunity to meet fellow Project Mayhem author, Hilary Wagner, and my dear, dear author friend, Sheila O’Connor.
Beth Kephart says
So happy for you, Caroline. Sounds like a wonderful, wonderful time.
Shannon O'Donnell says
I am all kinds of jealous! 🙂
Caroline Starr Rose says
Beth, thank you! It was a great introduction to it all.
Shannon, have you ever been? I hadn’t before. So strange to not be teaching and to be on the other side of things. Lovely time.
sounds amazing. I hope to get there one day!
Hilary Wagner says