Posted by: jeannineatkins | May 13, 2010

Thankful Thursday and the Albany Children’s Book Festival

1. I was delighted by the review of Borrowed Names on Letter Blocks: the B&N Parents and Educators Blog http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Letter-Blocks-The-BN-Parents-and/Remarkable-mothers-remarkable-daughters/ba-p/525836 Sarah A. Wood also cites books related to the mothers and daughters who inspired my poems.

2. Slightly early congratulations to Ashley Winn, a former student who has almost completed grad school and can focus on “just” teaching English in the fall. I was touched by her current Facebook profile picture:

3. I’m very excited to see friends and take workshops with Kelly Fineman kellyrfineman, Jo jbknowles and others at the New England SCBWI conference http://www.nescbwi.org/ on Sunday!

4. This Saturday, May 15, if you have time and live near Albany, I hope you’ll stop by the Albany Children’s Book Festival http://www.albanychildrensbookfestival.com/ between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p,m. I’ll be reading from Borrowed Names, signing books, and abandoning my table now and then to browse the work of fantastic authors and illustrators including Karen Beil, http://www.karenbeil.com/, Jennifer Berne http://www.jenniferberne.com/, Joseph Bruchac http://www.josephbruchac.com/, Vicki Cobb http://www.vickicobb.com/, Elizabeth S. Falk http://elizabethfalkbooks.com/, Daphne Grab http://www.daphnegrab.com/, Amanda Marrone http://www.amandamarrone.com/, Nina Nelson http://www.ninanelsonbooks.com/, Coleen Paratore http://www.coleenparatore.com/, Doreen Rapaport http://www.doreenrappaport.com/, Alice Bauer http://acebauer.com/ … I’m sorry to go on., but so many favorites are showing up, and I’m sorry as well not to include all thirty-seven writers and artists. I hope you can come see some of these lovely people and their lovely books for yourself!

There’s a storybook parade at 10:15, food, contests, and prizes. Please check the link for directions to the festival sponsored by the Albany Academies and more details about the free event that’s open to the public.

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Responses

  1. Ooh – I hope I have anything helpful to offer you!

  2. I don’t have a single doubt that it will be helpful and inspiring. Glad you’re being so productive on your retreat, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

  3. congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Thanks for the cheer!


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