Thursday, May 19, 2011

Professional Reading this Summer: Real Revision by Kate Messner

 If you're like me, summer is a time to catch up on both professional and personal reading. One of the professional books I am looking forward to reading is Real Revision written by children's book author Kate Messner, published by Stenhouse, and available May 30th.

I had the pleasure of presenting with Kate at the 2010 NCTE conference in Orlando. We presented on virtual author visits, which she has conducted as both an author and middle school teacher. After that session, we had the chance to talk and I discovered that she had a new book coming out on revision. One thing lead to another and we are now presenting a session at the 2011 NCTE conference in Chicago on authors as mentors for peer critique groups. This should be a wonderful session and as the conference draws closer, I will post more information.

Below is a video of Kate talking about the importance of revision to her own writing.

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