Tuesday, March 22, 2011

IRC Follow-up, Giveaway Reminder, Kidlit4Japan, and Blogosphere Buzz

2011 IRC Conference Logo
On Monday, Mary Ann posted about the TeachingAuthors' presentation at last week's Illinois Reading Council (IRC) Convention in Springfield, Illinois. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the conference this year. However, as a follow-up to the presentation, I have created a new page here on our TeachingAuthors blog: Resources for Teachers. This page includes links to the resources mentioned at IRC. If you attended the session and don't see a referenced link, please post a comment below and I'll update the page. And if you didn't attend the session, you can still use the page to access some of the great information you missed. 

Speaking of things you may have missed, don't forget to enter our latest book giveaway: you can win an autographed copy of Orchards (Delacorte), the acclaimed YA novel-in-verse by Holly Thompson, Regional Advisor for SCBWI-Tokyo. For details, read Esther's interview with Holly. But don't delay. Entry deadline is 11 pm (CST) today, March 23!

I'm also pleased to announce that three of the TeachingAuthors are participating in Kidlit4Japan, a children’s and YA literature auction to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan:
  • JoAnn Early Macken is offering an autographed copy of her brand new picture book, Baby Says "Moo!", illustrated by David Walker.
  • April Halprin Wayland is offering three signed, first edition hardcover copies of her award-winning novel-in-poems, Girl Coming in for a Landing.  
  • Esther Hershenhorn, writing coach extraordinaire, is offering a critique of a novel synopsis. 
You can also bid on other authors' signed books, advance reader copies, artwork, critiquing services, book-related swag, author visits, and even the chance to name a character in an upcoming book. Items are listed on the Kidlit4Japan website as they come up for bid. There’s also a form in the sidebar where you can subscribe to the website to receive updates by email or to subscribe to the RSS feed for “posts & items” or “comments & bids.” See the website for more details on following via Twitter and Facebook.

And here's some other Buzz in the Blogosphere this week:

Blogosphere Buzz
Happy writing!

    1 comment:

    Esther Hershenhorn said...

    Wow, Carmela!
    Where would we be without you?!
    Thanks for keeping us informed of all that's going on in our Children's Book World and linking us to Destinations and Opportunities.