Tomorrow at noon EST, Charlesbridge, spearheaded by Donna Spurlock, Director of Marketing, is hosting a virtual in-booth program dubbed NINE POETS AT NOON. I’m delighted to be one of the poets. The event is part of School Library Journal’s “Day of Dialog” conference, which also kicks off tomorrow (October 15) and will be available through December 15. For information about the free event, here’s the link. https://www.slj.com/?event=school-library-journal-day-of-dialog-fall
Each poet has five minutes and will stand by for questions and answers. I’ll present two poems, “Copperhead,” from NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T, and “The Spider,” from A PLACE TO START A FAMILY. In each case I’ll read the poem, show slides, discuss how the poem was conceived and constructed, and suggest activities to challenge young students to write their own poems. Each poet will follow that general format so the program should be fun and informative. I hope you can be there and encourage others to join in.