Tomorrow is World Read-Aloud Day, and I’m wondering what everybody is doing. I had thought, what a great idea, but I am so overwhelmed right now I didn’t have time to set something up. Then a terrific teacher posted on a Facebook group that I’m in, and now I’m talking with/reading poems to 11th graders at–heeeey, I just realized they’re in a different time zone. OK, I’m Skyping with them in the morning, at any rate.?Have to make sure?we’ll all be on Skype at the same time!
Aaaaaanyway. I’ll be sharing poems and talking with Mr. Paul Hankins‘ 11th-graders in (or close to) Sellersburg, Indiana,?for a bit tomorrow morning. That’s?a much older audience than I usually work with! Mr. Hankins does have BookSpeak and A Leaf Can Be, both picture books, in his room. I’ll share from those, but I also plan to read some unpublished or at least not-traditionally published poems that are geared toward an older audience. We’ll see how it goes:>) I’ll report back next week, assuming I survive the experience!
What plans do you guys have? Are you going to do any readings, in-person or virtually?