Two more things

Hi everyone,

This morning at 11:00 CST I’ll be the guest on OzarksWatch Video Magazine, hosted by Jim Baker, and broadcast on Ozarks Public Television, located in Strong Hall on the campus of Missouri State University. Here’s how the series, which began 21 years ago, is described.
“OzarksWatch Video Magazine is a weekly series that documents, presents and preserves the unique heritage of the Ozarks. The goal of the series is to increase a knowledge and understanding of the richness and complexity of the Ozarks region…Each 30 minute episode focuses on a single topic and features guests who are topic experts and who are often living examples of vital and disappearing Ozarks traditions.” I like everything except the “disappearing” part and plan not to do that for a while yet.

This afternoon at 2:00 CST I’ll join my co-author, Mary Jo Fresch, at the virtual book booth of NCTE at the virtual National Conference for Teachers of English national conference. We’ll be discussing our new title, EMPOWERING STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF VOCABULARY: LEARNING HOW LANGUAGE WORKS. Like the one I did yesterday with Laura Robb at Corwin’s book booth for GUIDED PRACTICE FOR READING GROWTH, the only way you can join the visit is if you are registered to attend the virtual conference. During this difficult time, we do what we have to do.

Poetry show in April

Hi everyone,

Computer problems this morning. The gremlins had their way during the night.

What I was going to say is that Marcus Cafagna, poet, English professor, and coordinator of the creative writing program at Missouri State University in Springfield and I have just agreed to do a live program in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. The program will be aired on KOZK on the morning of Friday, April 10.

Marcus and I did a poetry show on that station several years ago and enjoyed it. I’d always thought one day we should get together again so now we are and I’m delighted.