Sunday was super busy. I went to the Children’s Literature Assembly board meeting first thing in the morning. CLA (you should join!) is part of the National Council of Teachers of English. I’m not on the board, but I’m organizing the Master Class (poetry, of course!) at the NCTE conference this fall.
I left a bit early because my nephew Gabriel is stationed a few hours away, and?I got to meet up for a tasty brunch at Caf? Adelaide.
Then I raced back to attend How Is a Poet Like a Scientist, organized by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, featuring several poets from the Poetry Friday Anthology for Science. Speakers included Eric Ode (who was in the Olio), Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, Vida Zuljevic, and ?Shirley Duke. It was inspiring and practical!
That?afternoon, I stopped by Kirby Larson’s signing to buy a couple of lovely books. Then?I went to Janet Fagal’s session and heard her share her passionate message about getting poetry into classrooms. Get it, girls!
I was wiped out. I headed back to my hotel to vegetate before heading out, with Randy and Maddie, to Sylvia and Janet’s poetry get-together.?I mostly hung out with poets I already knew, but I did introduce myself to a couple of new people.?And that was the finale of my IRA-related activities. All in all, it was a really great conference.
Here are some pics: