Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Teaching Authors Blog Features Ann Whitford Paul...

Teaching Authors kicked off in April as a new resource for teachers, librarians, and writers. This blog by is maintained by six children's book authors with a wide range of experience teaching writing--April Halprin Wayland, Esther Hershenhorn, Jeanne Marie Grunwell Ford, JoAnn Early Macken, Mary Ann Rodman, and Carmela Martino--with the intent to "share our unique perspective as writing teachers who are also working writers."

"In addition to discussing what we've learned about writing and the teaching of writing, we also hope to accomplish something on the blog that we can't do on our websites: facilitate conversations between writers, teachers, and librarians about the subjects we love best--writing, teaching writing, and reading," says Carmela Martino.

To encourage that interaction, Teaching Authors is open to topic suggestions from their readers. (See the Ask the Teaching Authors section in the blog sidebar to submit writing or teaching uestions.)

Today Teaching Authors offers their first Guest Teaching Author interview featuring Ann Whitford Paul, who I had the pleasure of working with on her WD title Writing Picture Books. Visit Teaching Authors to read the terrific interview with Ann and you could win an autographed copy of WPB--readers have until 11 pm Friday (central time) to enter. (Contest rules will be posted.)


Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks, Alice. Going to check it out now. Sounds like a great resource and a good opportunity for different perspective on the industry.

Vodka Mom said...

that is fantastic! I am on my way over....sounds like it's right up my alley!