In addition to a special 10% educator discount on top of existing discounts for teachers… on top of our existing discounts on books, we’ll host a different speaker each day who will insights on classroom learning on a variety of topics.
Monday, March 11: Loree Griffin Burns on science in the classroom [starts at 7pm]
From her website: “I write books about science for children … and I love my job. From an oceanographer who tracks plastic ducks through the world ocean to an entomologist who studied mason bees in his backyard to an astronomer who spent her life puzzling over ground drawings in the desert of Peru, the scientists I meet every day — in person or through my research — are fascinating and passionate people. I love to share their stories through my books.”
Tuesday, March 12: C. C. Beechum on getting students involved with Shakespeare [starts at 7pm]
C.C. Beechum lives in Massachusetts with her two sons Thomas and Andrew. She taught elementary school for over twenty-five years. C.C. is also involved in the arts and has enjoyed many shows as a stage manager, costume designer, and an actor for local production companies. Her children’s novels Penelope Barrows #1 The Case of the Blowing Whistle and Penelope Barrows #2 The Case of the Red Sneaker are available on Amazon Kindle, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. During her time as an educator, she directed and adapted many versions of Shakespeare’s plays, leading to her recent publication of Shakespeare for Kids: Four Plays Adapted to Perform With Kids.
Wednesday, March 13: Jack Haringa on including genre fiction in the classroom [starts at 7pm]
Jack M. Haringa is a teacher at a private school in Worcester and member of the New England Horror Writers. He describes himself as “a teacher, writer, editor, critic, rapscallion, and semi-professional curmudgeon.”
Thursday, March 14: Trisha J. Wooldridge on helping students self-edit their writing [starts at 7pm]
Trisha J. Wooldridge edits for Spencer Hill Press and co-produced the UnCONventional (2012) and Doorways to Extra Time (August 2013) anthologies. Her fiction and poetry can be found in various anthologies including the EPIC award-winning Bad-Ass Faeries anthologies and the Stoker-nominated Epitaphs. She ‘s also helped developed two CODiE award-winning online courses for Straighterline.com, and handbook selections for the CODiE award-winning SMARTHINKING.com. Occasionally, Trish manages to make time for her loving Husband-of-Awesome who bravely faces the challenges of being married to a writer. www.anovelfriend.com
Friday, March 15: Greg Fishbone on inspiring students to write fiction [starts at 7pm]
Greg R. Fishbone is an author of galactic fiction for young readers, including the Galaxy Games series of humorous middle grade sci-fi novels from the Tu Books imprint at Lee & Low Books. Greg also serves as an Assistant Regional Advisor for the New England regions of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is a two-time NESCBWI conference co-director, and founded of the groundbreaking Class of 2k7 debut author group. Visit his website at gfishbone.com for more information.
Saturday, March 16: The Broad Universe Literary Coalition on celebrating women genre authors in the classroom. [2pm to 5pm]
Broad Universe is a non-profit, international, educational organization of men and women dedicated to honoring, celebrating, and promoting women’s contributions to the literature of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction.
While the events are designed with teachers and educators in mind, they are open to the public, so come in and enjoy one of these workshops or talks—and help Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester thank the men and women who work so hard to ensure the our future through teaching!
May your days be filled with wonderful words!