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1. Highlights from NCTE

We're sharing our presentations from NCTE with you, along with quotes I jotted down from a variety of authors and literacy leaders. ALSO, take a peek at some photos from our Slicer Dinner.

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2. Highlights from NCTE

We're sharing our presentations from NCTE with you, along with quotes I jotted down from a variety of authors and literacy leaders. ALSO, take a peek at some photos from our Slicer Dinner.

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3. YALSA YA Lit Symposium 2015

This Thursday I will be heading out to the 2015 YALSA YA Lit Symposium in Austin, Texas!



Part of the reason I will be there is because I'll be presenting. I'm part of a panel, Whose Reality Gets Written?, on Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm. Panelists are Svati Avasthi, Steve Brezenoff, Elizabeth Burns, E. M. Kokie, Andrew Karre, Blythe Woolston.

The full description: "The formula for YA fiction is no secret: Wrap a load of dysfunction in a layer of bleak despair and spice it up with little romantic angst. Problem is, that formula is a fantasy. Writers, editors, and readers are all making personal, particular choices. This panel will tackle these questions: Are certain realities over-represented? Are others under-represented? If so, why are some privileged while others are neglected? Does YA entail a different set of responsibilities than "adult" fiction? Who defines those responsibilities? Does narrow focus on a particular "here and now" doom books to irrelevance or rapid obsolescence?"

The hashtag, for those talking about this online, is #yalit14.

I haven't made up my mind about what programs I'll be attending, because they all look good.

I'll have some free time in Austin on Friday and Sunday afternoon. So, any suggestions for a first-time visitor in Austin?

And any dining recommendations?

I hope to see you there!






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4. Connecting with Other Writers

I had the pleasure of speaking about "Curating and Cultivating a Virtual Community of Writers" with the members of the Chester County Reading Association this afternoon. I talked about the ways blogging, microblogging, other digital technologies allow teacher-writers to interact with each other worldwide.

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5. Connecting with Other Writers

I had the pleasure of speaking about "Curating and Cultivating a Virtual Community of Writers" with the members of the Chester County Reading Association this afternoon. I talked about the ways blogging, microblogging, other digital technologies allow teacher-writers to interact with each other worldwide.

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6. Connecting, Cultivating, and Celebrating Our Words: Using Online Relationships as Writers

I’m looking forward to presenting about online writing relationships at this year’s Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Conference, which will be held in State College, PA in less than two weeks.  Ruth and I… Read More

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7. Looking Forward

August is here! What are you eagerly anticipating this week, later this month, and this-coming fall?

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8. The Payoff

I’ve been working with Keith Bollman and his fifth grade class on a research project. The end result is a tour of the solar system, completely planned, designed, researched, and created by the… Read More

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9. How to do good presentations, a list by David Lee King

David Lee King and I rarely cross paths, but it’s always great to get to see him speak. Over the past month he’s been creating a really good set of posts called 10 Tips to Do Presentations Like Me. Each post has a headline and an explanation of why that thing is a good way to do presentations. Of course everyone has their own way of doing things, but it’s nice to see someone who has an effective and engaging presentation style really taking the time to outline just what they’re doing that’s working. It’s not magic, it’s hard work and some attention to detail.

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10. Prezi booktalks/lists

Thanks to everyone for coming to the presentation at SLSA day in Ft. worth!  I learned a lot and enjoyed sharing as well : )  Here are the two link for the presentations I showed:

http://prezi.com/tv8s3pv207ky/fall-2010-ya-booktalk/  (Fall 2010)

http://prezi.com/fnd9om_dpp4h/spring-2011-booktalk/ (Spring 2011)

Enjoy!!

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11. ALA Book trailer presentation

Here's the link to the prezi.  Just an FYI:  I updated the livebinders book trailer resources to include online photo editors : )

http://prezi.com/m68smuvk3bi9/book-trailers-making-students-want-to-read-created-by-naomi-bates-northwest-high-school/

http://prezi.com/4knxruygzvuv/book-trailer-survey/

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12. Tech Workshop — Cool Things Before the Presentation

My friend June Yazel and I are putting together a workshop called: Tackling Technology in a Writer’s World. We are planning two different versions, one for elementary teachers and another for content area secondary teachers. Although similar, the secondary version will focus more on research and informational writing while the elementary version will focus more [...]

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13. What writerly talks and presentations would you like to give?


Tomorrow evening, I'll be giving my presentation, 10 Things Every Writer Should Know, at Long Hill Library, NJ. Kick-off's at 7:30pm. If you'd like to come along, I'd love to see you there.

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14. A grand day out



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15. Getting Published: 10 Things Every Writer Should Know



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16. Today's schedule and the best 60 second summary ever



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17. Multi-author panel/Q&A at Old Bridge Library this afternoon



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18. Care to join me for a weekend of hard work and writerly fun this summer?

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19. 10 Things To Think About When Sitting On A Writing Panel



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20. Back to the grindstone





I had a great time at the New Jersey Library Association conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. I met lots of nice people, some of whom I knew via email or telephone only, so it was good to put faces to names. I've got plenty of new contacts for NJAN, and other writerly events. I also sold some books, so all in all, a successful trip. 

If you ever find yourself in Atlantic City, NJ, I highly recommend the Revel Resort hotel. The staff were terrific and I loved my room, especially the shower. The towels were so light and fluffy, I could hardly close the lid on my suitcase. I'm not too good with heights, so I did find it unnerving to have a wall-length window view of the ocean from my room on the 25th floor, but it was nothing curtains couldn't fix.

I left a little early so I could get home in good time to make it to my 10 Things Every Writer Should Know talk at Monmouth County Library (HQ) in my adopted home town of Manalapan last night. People seemed to enjoy it. I had another 'Savor the moment' moment afterwards when two people in the audience brought their copies of Fur-Face up to the table. I thought at first they'd come for a refund, but it turns out they wanted me to sign them.

Afterwards, I had a good chinwag with some of my friends from the Monmouth Creative Writing Group for about an hour-and-a-half, which is always fun.


Now it's back to the grindstone. I've got my inbox down to less than a hundred emails now. If I owe you a reply (or a blog comment) I expect to have pretty much caught up by around midday. Then it's lunch, followed by my afternoon writing session.

How about you?

How's your week going?



   

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21. A little inspiration

Last week Annie Campbell published this op-ed, “Guarding Fragility,” in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It is powerful and worth the read. I hope you check it out. Annie has been helping me with my… Read More

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22. Writerly talks





I had a great time at OCL (Berkeley branch) last night. Despite the heavy downpour, which started a half hour before my presentation began, we had a good-sized crowd. I received a lovely email from someone in the audience this morning. The heading was 'Your Awesome Talk at the Library', so I knew I had at least one satisfied customer.

In the general book signing/chinwag afterwards, someone told me they'd tried to book themselves a place on the 150-minute workshops I'm teaching at the Georgian Court University next month, but there were no spaces available. 



Registration Fee - $179
Early Registration (by June 21) - $159

Student Registration - $99 at any time
Additional Fee for Overnight Accommodations - $50
Same day registration will be available if space allows.

Includes Dinner Friday; Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Saturday; Breakfast & Lunch Sunday.


There are still a few slots left on Toni DePalma and Teresa Link's workshops. If you'd like to come along, we'd love to see you here.

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23. Word Play (a writing night for families)

Tomorrow night I’ve been invited to talk with parents and host a mini-writing workshop for families. You must know, about a week ago, our youngest, Sam (a first grader), gave two slips of… Read More

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24. TCEA 2013 Presentation: Less is More

I wish Google Docs had an embed button, but nope...they give you a link to share :)  So here's the presentation from TCEA.  Enjoy!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-wHb5Nsjhy0MGJIUDVBSmlRWWs/edit?usp=sharing

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25. Death By PowerPoint

PowerPointLogo In the past month, I've helped both of my kids make PowerPoint presentations for school.  I begged them to do Prezis, but they were happy to do PowerPoints.  Which is fine.  But if every kid in each of their classes did PowerPoints, that means that the poor teacher had to sit through Lord knows how many of the things over the week of presentations.  Now, I don't have much sympathy for the teachers because they assigned the things and no one has ever taught the kids how to create a great PowerPoint presentation.  (Actually, my son's was entertaining.  He embedded a video from YouTube and ended the whole thing with a Blabberized Thomas Jefferson.  But, both of those sites are blocked at his school, so neither worked on the day of the presentation. But that's neither here nor there...) My point is this: PowerPoint is dangerous.  It can kill you.  It can bore you to death.  Below is a great Slideshare that addresses this very topic.

The slideshow was created by Alexei Kapterev.  Thanks to EdGalaxy for posting this.  Also check out Jesse Desjardins's  You Suck At PowerPoint slideshow from the same post.

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