Monday, January 19, 2009

Afternoon of Children's Literature

I've been kindly invited to speak to Education students at an "Afternoon of Children's Literature Event" at the University of Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, on Wednesday. The other speakers, with whom I share the afternoon, are Ellen Schwartz and Robert Heidebreder, both friends of mine and accomplished authors. All three of us are former teachers, and have been asked to speak about our books and how our teaching backgrounds inform our writing. 

Robert (Bob) is a recently retired Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher who won the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Wow! That's an inspiring award! He specializes in creating wonderful, lively poetry for young children. Ellen is a versatile author, who capably leaps across multiple genres including: picture books, juvenile and YA novels, as well as nonfiction for the intermediate grades. For more information on my talented pals, check out these web links for Ellen and Bob.

It should be a fun afternoon! 

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