Hudson Children’s Book Festival–2012!

I spent Friday and Saturday in  NY state visiting the Maple Hill Middle School in Castleton-on-Hudson and then attending the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in Hudson. What a blast! This was my third year at the conference and it is so well run, so well attended, so fun! This is a community that really supports reading and does everything it can to support it. I saw loads of writing friends, listened to an excellent keynote address by Walter Dean Myers, and talked books with readers and writers alike. It was also wonderful to work with the kids at Maple Hill Middle School who asked great questions about writing and being a writer. Photos to follow!

 This is me and friends at Hudson itself: Julia Rozines DeVillers, Ann Heywood Leal, and Danielle Joseph.





This is a photo of Valerie Flood, Reading Specialist at Maple Hill, who invited us to visit her school–and put up three of us for the festival–me, Danielle Joseph (Shrinking Violet, Indigo Blues, Pure Red) and Ann Haywood Leal (Also Known as Harper, A Finders Keeper’s Place). We were all in the class of 2K9 together.


~ by ellenjensenabbott on May 7, 2012.

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