Last month, I went to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to speak at the Gayle A. Zeiter Children’s Literature Conference. It was a fantastic experience, and I wanted to share a few pictures.
I had a wonderful time presenting about children’s poetry and sharing easy ways to dive into interactive poetry reading and writing poetry. And, of course, sharing a selection of some of my favorite recent poetry books to an audience of pre-service teachers, teacher educators, classroom teachers, librarians, children’s writers, and children’s literature enthusiasts.?The whole day was just awesome.
On top of that, Randy and I spent a few extra days in Vegas and had a super time. In fact, here’s what my morning pages say about the entire trip: “Highlights: Gordon Ramsay pub with mini pot pies and sticky toffee pudding and newsprint dresses. Eiffel Tower lunch with l’reve de l?orange creamy orange drink, cheese tray, etc. Eiffel Tower at night. High Roller ferris wheel. Sprinkles cinnamon cupcake. Pink Taco dinner once at Hyatt. Paris Hotel. Rock of Ages?crazy guy in front of us. Family there with kids?ack! Table 10?no way, Jose. Atomic testing museum?cool! Fountains at Aria and at Bellagio. Conservatory’didn’t care for the spring display that much. Cool butterflies, though. Randy went to L?Reve Friday night while I went to Table 34 with Cyndi, Jenni Holm, Deborah Hopkinson, Amanda Melilli, Rebekah Piper, Marie LeJeune. Lovely dinner (mac and cheese) and great conversation, though I felt dumb. Saturday, Ran did the pinball museum while I did the conference. Wonderful conference!”