Wednesday, November 11, 2009

NCTE Session or How Lucky Am I???

Several years ago, I got hooked on reading authors' blogs. At first, I was just amazed that they had time to write blog posts, but then I realized that they are, after all, writers and that's what they like to do--write! I subscribed to all the authors' blogs that I could find. But, then I quickly realized that not all authors' blogs are created equally. So, I kept the ones I found the most enjoyable and over the years I have learned so much from these authors and about these authors that has brought me personal enjoyment and has infinitely informed my instruction. I began to wonder how many teachers know about authors' blogs and/or how many think about authors' blogs as a teaching resource. Soooooo...

I contacted several of my favorite author bloggers and asked if they would present with me on a panel at the National Council of English conference in Philadelphia about blogging...and they said YES!!! So, next week I leave for Philly to chair a session with Laurie Halse Anderson, Barbara O'Connor, Maureen Johnson, Justine Larbalestier, and Lisa Yee. I know...HOW LUCKY AM I??

If you are attending NCTE, come hear these wonderfully amazing authors talk about blogging in the session titled, Authors' Blogs: Connections, Collaboration, and Creativity (session K.07 Saturday, November 21, 2009 4:15:00 PM to 5:30:00 PM). Please come by and say hello.

Today, Laurie Halse Anderson posted a video of her new writing cottage. It is so very awesome. She may be writing about the American Revolution in that cottage right now. Way to go, Laurie!

3 comments:

Lisa Yee said...

Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for putting this together. Should be fun. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

Justine Larbalestier

Wendy said...

I'm looking forward to reading your post after your trip! I love how you integrate literacy and technology! Wendy