It’s Tuesday and time to share a SOL with Two Writing Teachers.
I can’t believe I missed last week. It just one of those weeks. Happy to say, I turned in my evidence for my evaluation yesterday (we use an adapted Danielson Rubric).
I am even happier to see the announce about the Eighth Annual KidLitCon in October at Sacramento, CA. I remember the first one; how my husband and I took a red-eye to Chicago, saw a Darwin exhibit at the Field House and then immersed myself in the goodness of all things blogging. Then we boarded an early morning flight and headed home. Talk about a whirlwind weekend. Oh, and somehow my hand raised to host Portland for the second year and Laini Taylor agreed to co-host.
The second conference was a lot of work but fun. It’s where I met more of the Portland writing community and made some good friends. Since then, I haven’t been able to go. You know, life and such.
But this year, I think I will actually be able to attend.Husband has signed on to drive from Portland to Sacramento. (We love road trips).
What a terrific theme: Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next? With discussions about the need for more diversity in publishing ( #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign), this year’s KidLitCon couldn’t be more timely.
Plus the keynote? Mitali Perkins. Woohoo, I can’t wait. She did a Skype visit a couple of years ago for her book, BAMBOO PEOPLE.
I am thinking about a proposal for the KidLitCon that incorporates poetry, diversity, and blogging. If interested, email me.
BTW, Mother Reader’s 48-Hour Book Challenge at MotherReader will be on reading diverse books. That’s June 6-8, 2014.