Featured Author at Brooklyn Reading Council Conference
I was proud to join New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina as a speaker at this conference aimed at promoting literacy.
The mission of the Brooklyn Reading Council is to promote effective literacy programs, disseminate information, and foster collaborations among local, national and international educators.
- Affiliated With New York State Reading Association
- Chartered By The International Reading Association
- Honor Council For 27 Years
ALA Poetry Blast
Reading at the ALA Poetry Blast with fellow poets, Mike Artell, Kristine O’Connell George, Mordicai Gerstein, Nikki Grimes, Alan Katz, Joyce Sidman, Marilyn Singer, Lee Wardlaw, Janet Wong, and Tracie Vaughn Zimmer was, well, a blast!
Guest speaker: Celebrating Dogs in Picture Books at The Eric Carle Museum
The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. It’s an exciting place!
New York Public Library: Poetry Panel, hosted by Elizabeth Bird
A Passel of Poets: Children’s Poetry in the Modern Age
Elizabeth Bird, NYPL Senior Children’s Librarian and SLJ blogger extraordinaire invited me along with fellow poets Bobbi Katz, Marilyn Singer, and Charles R. Smith for a conversation on the state of children’s poetry today and the nitty-gritty of writing a good poem for a young audience. Betsy always keeps her Literary Salons lively. Her intros are poetic!