Out & About
(Lucky to attend lots of great virtual events this year, including the SCBWI Southern Breeze conference, the SCBWI Summer Conference, and two Antho poetry workshops offered by Pomelo Books!)
Cobb County - Gas South Literacy Week, North Georgia
Oct. 24 - Cheatham Hill Elementary School. Author Presentations.
Oct. 25 - Library Presentation.
Oct. 26 - Varner Elementary School. Author Presentations.
Oct. 27 - Dominion Christian. Classroom Author Presentations (Middle School).
Oct. 28 - Lewis Elementary. Author Presentations.
--Oct. 25-29 - Author Visits for Cobb EMC Gas South Literacy Week, Georgia
Oct. 25 - Allatoona Elementary
Oct. 26 - Hollydale Elementary
Oct. 27 - Keheley Elementary
Oct. 28 - Birney Elementary
Oct. 29 - The Haven at Skyview
June 20 - Workshop Leader, Camp Conroy (Pat Conroy Literacy Center, Beaufort, SC)
--Feb. 23 & 25- Leading Virtual Workshop, "A Haiku How-To," Oconee Culteral Arts Foundation (OCAF), Oconee County, Georgia
--Feb. 28 - Visiting Author/Poet - Lumpkin Elementary School, Dahlonega, Ga.
--March 13-14 - (went VIRTUAL) Attending/Volunteering - SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day and WIK (Writing and Illustrating for Kids) Conference, Birmingham, AL
--June 17- Visiting Artist - Pat Conroy Literary Center's Camp Conroy (for youth), Beaufort, SC
Cobb EMC/Gas South Literacy Week (Georgia):
--Oct. 26 - VIRTUAL - Pitner Elementary
--Oct. 27 - VIRTUAL - Big Shanty Elementary
--Oct. 29 - VIRTUAL - Russell Elementary
--Oct. 30 - VIRTUAL - Hayes Elementary
March 15-16, 2019 - attending SCBWI Southern Breeze SPRINGMINGLE Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
May 17-19 - Speaker, Haiku Society of America Spring National Meeting, St. Augustine, Fl.
Presentation: "Reach of a Live Oak - Haiku and Our Family Tree."
Oct. 21-25 - Visiting Author, Cobb EMC-Gas South Literacy Week, Cobb County, Ga.
March 2, 2018 - Read Across America Day, participating author, United Way program, USCB Beaufort, SC, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
March 23 - Found Poem/Mixed Media workshop, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Coastal Art Supply, Beaufort, SC
April 23, 2018 - Poetry Story Time, The Storybook Shoppe, Bluffton, SC, 10 a.m.
October 13 - Found Text/Upcycled Ornament Mixed Media workshop, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Coastal Art Supply, Beaufort, SC
October 22-26, 2018 - Author Visits - Cobb EMC and Gas South Literacy Week, Cobb County, GA
Oct. 22 - Pickett's Mill Elementary School, Ackworth, GA
Oct. 23 - Whitefield Academy, Smyrna, GA
Oct. 24 - LaBelle Elementary School, Marietta, GA
Oct. 25 - Cheatham Hill Elementary School, Marietta, GA
Oct. 26 - Tritt Elementary School, Marietta, GA
November 9, 2018 - "A Haiku How-To" class for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), USCB, Beaufort, SC
March 11-12 - Attending SCBWI Southern Breeze SPRINGMINGLE, Atlanta, GA.
April 21-23 - Coordinating a Haiku Society of America Meeting and Workshop, "Honoring the Earth," Earth Day weekend in St. Simons, GA.
October 2017 - Cobb County Literacy Week, Cobb County, GA.
Oct. 23 - Timber Ridge Elementary
Oct. 24 - Johnston Elementary
Oct. 25 - Addison Elementary
Oct. 26 - Clark Creek Elementary
Oct. 27 - Lewis Elementary
Feb. 19 - Visiting Author/Poetry Presentations, Oakview Elementary School, Simpsonville, SC
March 31 - Young Authors Conference presenter, Long County School System, Ludowici, GA
Sept. 11-15 - attending "The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children" led by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard, Highlights Foundation Workshop, Honesdale, PA.
Sept. 30 - presenting a Found Poetry Maker Workshop for fellow presenting poets, Poetry Camp weekend, Bellingham WA (below).
Oct. 1 - co-presenting a workshop on picture books and poetry with Julie Larios at WWU's Poetry Camp, Bellingham, WA, and attending the rest!
October - Visiting Author - Cobb County EMC Literacy Week, Cobb County, Ga.
Oct. 24 - Acworth Elementary
Oct. 25 - Nicholson Elementary
Oct. 26 - Boston Elementary
Oct. 27 - Hollydale Elementary
Oct. 28 - Murdock Elementary
March 13-15- attending SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day and Spring Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
May 15-17 attending Haiku Society of America Quarterly Meeting/Conference, Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 24 - attending Writing Nonfiction, Georgia Heard, Upstate Schools Consortium, Furman University, Greenville, SC .
Sept. 26-29 - attending Poetry by the Sea Retreat with Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Jupiter, Florida
October 26-30 - Visiting Author - Cobb County EMC Literacy Week, Cobb County, Ga.
Oct. 26 - Vaughan Elementary
Oct. 27 - Oak Grove Elementary
Oct. 28 - Bells Ferry Elementary
Oct. 29 - Birney Elementary
Oct. 30 - Powers Ferry Elementary
Nov. 7 - Children's Author Presenatation, Georgia Literary Festival, Augusta, Ga.
March 21-23 - attending Haiku Society of America first Quarterly Meeting/Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
March 28-30 - attending SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day and Spring Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
July 2 - attending SCBWI Southern Breeze character workshop with Marietta Zacker, Atlanta, Ga.
October - Visiting Author, Cobb EMC Literacy Week, Cobb County, Ga. [OOPS - Broke myself and couldn't attend that one. Looking forward to 2015!]
Feb. 12 - Guest Speaker, Fine Arts Study Club, Gainesville, Ga.
Feb. 22-24 - attending SCBWI Southern Breeze "Springmingle," Atlanta, Ga.
March 29 - Author Visit, Fair Street Internatinal Baccalaureate School, Gainesville, Ga.
April - Classroom visit, Fourth Grade, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
April 10 - Poetry Panel with Irene Latham and April Halprin Wayland, "Take Five! Create Fun with The Poetry Friday Anthology," The Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.
May 14 - Young Authors program speaker - Habersham County, Ga.
School Visit - Hazel Grove Elementary School, Mt. Airy, Ga.
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 - Vendor! artsyletters booth at the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Ga. I'll be selling my original "literary art with a vintage vibe"/gifts for readers & writers, and also books. Come on by!
Sept. 21-22 - Vendor! artsyletters booth at Art in the Square, Gainesville, Ga. I'll be selling my original "literary art with a vintage vibe"/gifts for readers & writers, and also books. Come say Howdy!
Oct. 11-12 - Workshop Presenter: "Poetry Tips for Prose Writers" - Writing and Illustrating for Kids (wik). SCBWI Southern Breeze Fall Conference. Click here for schedule!
Oct. 25 - 27 - Panel. The Southeast Chapter of the Haiku Society of America (HSA) - 2nd Annual Ginko Haikufest, "gazing at flowers" - Click here for flyer.
Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 - Visiting Author, Cobb County Literacy Week.
Oct. 28 - Allatoona Elementary
Oct. 29 - Tellus Science Museum, 1 and 2 pm, Cartersville, Ga.
Oct. 30 - Timber Ridge Elementary
Oct. 31 - Cornerstone Preparatory
Nov. 1 - Due West Elementary
Nov. 16-17 - Vendor! artsyletters booth at Christmas in Central Park, Cumming, Ga. I'll be selling my original "literary art with a vintage vibe"/gifts for readers & writers. Jingle jingle!
Jan. 9 - School Visit/Writing Workshops, Fifth Grade, Dyer Elementary School, J. G. Dyer Elementary School, Dacula, Ga.
Jan. 27 - Career Day participant, Gainesville Exploration Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Feb. 2 - Author Night Speaker (Dragon-themed for SIR MIKE!), Kilough Elementary School, Dawsonville, Ga.
Feb. 11 - Author presentations, Next Generation Focus/SmarterMe program, Forsyth County, Ga.
Feb. 24-26 - Coordinator, SCBWI Southern Breeze Springmingle Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
March 23-24 - presenting "Haiku How-To" workshop, 43rd Annual Children's Literature Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
April - Classroom visit, "Writing Celebration" week, Fourth Grade, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Classroom writing workshop for eighth grade, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Virtually OUT AND ABOUT: Springtime in Kidlitosphere -
Participating in MADNESS 2012 Poetry Tournament at http://www.thinkkidthink.com/
April 4 - Participating in Kidit Progressive Poem for Poetry Month
April 11 - Guest for Poetry Potluck on Jama Rattigan's terrific blog, http://jamarattigan.com/
April 13 - Guest on Laura Shovan's wonderful blog, Author Amok - http://authoramok.blogspot.com/
April 17 - Guest on Cathy C. Hall's ever-clever blog - http://cathychall.wordpress.com/
May - Judge, Poetry Contest, 7th Grade (Hall County, Ga.)
May 10-13 - attending Highlights Founders workshop, Poetry for All, Honesdale, Penn.
June 8-10 - attending "Show Don't Tell" workshop led by Hester Bass, SCBWI Southern Breeze, Birmingham, Ala.
Aug. 31 - attending "Illustrators Day," SCBWI Southern Breeze, Decatur, Ga.
Oct. 20 - attending "Writing and Illustrating for Kids" fall conference, SCBWI Southern Breeze, Birmingham, Ala.
Oct. 27 - Reading at Hall Book Exhange Read-a-Thon (for Literacy), Gainesville, Ga.
Nov. 7, 8, 9 - Author visits in and around Cobb County, Ga. - Cobb EMC Literacy Week
November 7 - Russom Elementary School
November 8 - Russell Elementary School
November 9 - Cheatham Hill Elementary School
Nov. 15 - Author Appearance for Reading Fair, Blue Ridge Elemenatry School, Blue Ridge, Ga.
Jan. 20-21 - Literacy Night Speaker and School Visits, Oakbrook Elementary School, Ladson, SC
Jan. 23 - Georgia Reading Association Conference Authors Panel with Donny Bailey Seagraves, Elizabeth Dulemba, and Gail L. Karwoski, Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 25-26 - Attending/Volunteering SCBWI Southern Breeze Springmingle, Atlanta, Ga.
Mar. 2 - School Visit, Cumming Elementary School Third Grade, Forsyth County, Ga.
March and April: Writing Celebration: Lower School assembly speaker and author presentations/poetry workshops with Fourth Grade, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
May 4 - Awards Banquet Speaker, Northeast Georgia Writers, Gainesville, Ga.
June 10-12 - Coordinator, SCBWI Southern Breeze "Diving in to Poetry" Retreat with Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Dahlonega, Ga.
June 14 - Leading writing workshop at Lakeview Academy's Middle School Writing Camp, Gainesville, Ga.
June 15 - Leading session on wolves at ZOOFARI Summer Camp, Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Dahlonega, Ga.
June 21 - Author Visit, Primrose Suwanee West, Suwanee, Ga.
Sept. 1-5 - attending Highlights Founders workshop, Advanced Illustrators Workshop,Honesdale, Penn.
Oct. 12 - classroom visit, AP English Language, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Oct. 15 - presenting haiku workshop, SCBWI Southern Breeze fall conference, Birmingham, Ala.
Nov. 12 - Children's Author presentation on wolves, Dahlonega Literary Festival, Dahlonega, Ga.
Nov. 19 - Co-presenter, "Research for Writers" Schmooze, SCBWI Southern Breeze , Forsyth County Public Library, Cumming, Ga.
Feb. 18 - School Visit, Cumming Elementary School, Forsyth County, Ga.
March 2 - School Visit, Cleveland Road Elementary School, Athens, Ga.
March 9 - Speaker, Carrollton Writers' Club, Cultural Arts Center,
10 a.m. - 12 noon, Carrollton, Ga.
March 26 - Volunteer with Chestatee Wildlife Preserve visit to
Blackburn Elementary School, Dawsonville, Ga.
March 27 - attending "Writing Nonfiction for Kids" workshop,
NE Spruill Oaks Library, Johns Creek, Ga.
April - Poetry Judge, Hall County Middle School Writing Contest, Ga.
April 13, 14 - School Visit, Writing Celebration, Lakeview Academy,
August 7 - attending "Page 2" - Writers and Illustrators Conference,
AnAuthor World, Greenville, SC. www.anauthorworld.com
Sept. 3 - attending SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day workshop,
Sept. 4-6 - SCBWI PAL booth, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Ga.
Oct. 15 - Co-presenting two workshops (magazines and school visits) with
Sharon Wright Mitchell, SCBWI Southern Breeze Fall Conference,
Oct. 21 - Classroom Visits/Family Night presentation - 21st Century After
School Program, Robinson Elementary School, Dawsonville, Ga.
Nov. 3-5 - School visits in and near Charleston, West Va. (Part of W. Va. Symphony Orchestra Arts in Education program):
Nov. 3 - Dixie Elementary School, Poca Elementary School
Nov. 4 - Poca Elementary cont., Flinn Elementary School
Nov. 5 - Alderson Elementary School
Nov. 23 - School Visit, New Prospect Elementary School, Alpharetta, Ga.
Feb. 7 - attending SCBWI conference, Hattiesburg, Miss.: "Researching, Writing, Editing, School Presentations" featuring Debbie S. Miller, Alaskan author of nature books (www.debbiemilleralaska.com)
...and guided Tour of the De Grummond Collection of Children’s Literature!
Feb. 27-Mar. 1 - Coordinator, SCBWI Southern Breeze SpringMingle, Atlanta, Ga. (www.southern-breeze.org)
Mar. 6-7 - attending UGA Children's Literature Conference, Athens, Ga.
Mar. 12-13 - School Visit, Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Gainesville, Ga.
Mar. 20 - Dropping in to say howdy and sign books at Benton Elementary School, Jackson County, Ga.
Mar. 31 - Speaker, Children's Author Program, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Ga:
"A Walk on the Wild Side: Authors, Children's Literature, and Research."
April 2 - School Visit, North Jackson Elementary School, Talmo, Ga.
April 11 - Easter Egg Hunt at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve (I might be painting faces?!)
April 14 - Fine Arts Study Club speaker, Gainesville, Ga.
April 22 - Fourth grade classroom visit, Friendship Elementary School, Buford, Ga.
April 25 (Saturday) - Cedar Valley Arts Festival, Cedartown, Ga. Author Presentation for children 11:30 - 12:15.
April 30 - School Visit, South Hall Middle School, Gainesville, Ga.
May 6 - School Visit, Maysville Elementary School, Maysville, Ga.
June 19, 20 - attending Magnolia Storytelling Festival and workshops, Roswell, Ga.
July 28 - Elementary School Day Camp visit, Primrose Suwanee West, Suwanee, Ga.
Sept. 4-6 - Decatur Book Festival, Children's Area: with Donna Bowman, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6 (and hanging around the SCBWI Southern Breeze PAL members booth all weekend...)
Sept. 8 - Speaker, Exemplary School of Writing luncheon, Macon, Ga., sponsored by Writing to Win. www.writingtowin.com
Sept. 18 - School Visit, South Hall Middle School, Flowery Branch, Ga.
Sept. 24- 27 - attending Highlights Founders Workshop in poetry, "Wordplay" with Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Honesdale, Pa.
Oct. 4 - Children's Authors and Illustrators Panel, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Borders Books, Athens, Ga.
Oct. 23 - Hall Book Exchange Literacy Read-a-thon, 7 - 7:30 p.m. during children's story time, Gainesville, Ga.
Nov. 4 - Blog Radio interview with Jen Schneider, host of Teacher Talk Radio - 8 p.m. EST
Nov. 13 - School Visit, The Paideia School, Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 15 - Autographing for "Walk of Fame," Multiple Intelligences Fair, Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Feb. 22-24 - Coordinator, SCBWI Southern Breeze SpringMingle, Atlanta, Ga.
Click Southern Breeze link on right to learn more about our conferences!
Feb. 29-Mar. 1 - attending UGA Children's Literature Conference, Athens, Ga.
March 3 - Guest Reader, Pajama Storytime, Hall County Public Library, Main Branch, Gainesville, Ga.
April 4 - School Visit, Wauka Mountain Elementary School, Hall County, Ga.
May 6-7 - School Visit, Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School, Gainesville, Ga.
May 27 - Radio interview with Bernard Kearse, "Following Your Passions." Airs 8 p.m., or listen later to the archive. http://www.radiosandysprings.com/passions.php
June 6-8 - attending retreat, "Make History Come Alive" with Caroline Yoder, Calkins Creek Press, Jackson, Miss.
June 27-28 - attending Magnolia Storytelling Festival and workshops, Roswell, Ga.
August 13 - MOMS Club of Gainesville, Author Talk and Storytime, Gainesville, Ga.
August 29-30 - Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Ga. CBAIS Booth (Children's Book Authors and Illustrators of the South - see link at right)
Sept. 8 - Classroom Visit, AP American History class,
Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 - Writer in Residence, Benton Elementary School, Jackson County, Ga.
Oct. 17-18 - attending SCBWI Southern Breeze fall conference, Birmingham, Ala.
Nov. 13 - Science Classroom visits, 8th grade, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
(Research and Story)
Dec. 3 - Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Radio interview on the Martha Zoller Show, WDUN 550 in Gainesville, Ga.
Dec. 6 - Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. - WOLVES author presentation (1 p.m.) and signing at Hall Book Exchange, Gainesville, Ga.
Dec. 7 - Sunday at 3 p.m. - storytime and book signing for WOLVES at Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, Ga., with other Intervisual Books Animal Vault creators Matt Jeffirs (art director for the series and illustrator of SHARKS) and Donna H. Bowman (author of BIG CATS).
November 2-3 - attendee, Voices in Children's Literature and Wordworks conference, Unicoi State Park, GA
October 20 - volunteer/attendee, SCBWI Southern Breeze Writing and Illustrating for Kids conference, Birmingham, AL
October 6 - Authors Day booksigning for Family Weekend at Furman University, Greenville, SC
Aug. 3-6 - attendee, 36th Annual Summer Conference, SCBWI, Los Angeles, CA
April 30 - Classroom Visit, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Georgia
March 2-4 - Coordinator, SCBWI Southern Breeze SpringMingle, Atlanta, Georgia
Click Southern Breeze link on right to learn more about our conferences!
February 17-18 - Children's author, Dahlonega Literary Festival, Dahlonega, Georgia
Feb. 6 - Radio Guest, 11:20 - 11:40 a.m., The Martha Zoller Show, WDUN News-Talk 550, Gainesville, Georgia
November 16 - Book Signing, Scholastic Book Fair Parent Night, Daves Creek Elementary, Cumming, Georgia
October 7 - Local Authors Book Signing, Hall Book Exchange, 1854 Thompson Bridge Road, 1 - 3 p.m.
May 9 - Lanier Elementary School, first grade classroom visit, Gainesville, Georgia
March 10 - Essay Judge, Regional Literary Meet, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Georgia
February 24 - Gulf Shores Elementary School, first grade classroom visit, Gulf Shores, Alabama
January 26 - Career Day classroom speaker, 7th grade, Gainesville Middle School, Gainesville, Georgia
January 19 - Autograph event, Multiple Intelligences Fair, Enota Elementary School, Gainesville, Georgia
November 17 - Assembly for grades 3 - 5,
Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Hall County, Georgia
November 15 - Media Center presentations for
grades K - 2, Mt. Vernon Elementary School,
Hall County, Georgia
November 11 - Book Fair Kickoff Party and Signing, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Georgia
Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hattie Big Sky, shared insights and inspiration at the 2007 SCBWI LA conference in August.
"4 Kids 2 Do" and "Press Kit" pages.