Thursday, August 10, 2006

Final Keynote: Jane Yolen...

I mentioned in an earlier post that I got a picture of Jane Yolen dancing during the Jade Jubilee. There she is above, happy and cuttin' a rug. So I was shocked when SCBWI President Stephen Mooser pushed her to the stage in a wheelchair. It seems Jane's food at the Golden Kite Luncheon didn't agree with her, so much so that she and Lin Oliver had been in the emergency room for the better part of the night. But the show must go on, Jane Yolen is a trooper, and she delivered a terrific talk. (I would probably have been curled up in my bed moaning had I been in her shoes.)

Here's Jane's speech in seven words: Butt in chair: Write the damn book.

If seven words of Jane Yolen wisdom is not enough, check out Take Joy.

1 comment:

Paige Keiser said...

Oh my goodness, poor Jane! Was it food poisoning? Allergic reaction? Hope she's okay. Great photo! And hilarious speech!