I'll be spending the next few days at the Children's Literature Institute, Food, Glorious Food!, at Simmons College in Boston. According to the brochure:
The summer symposium and institute seek to satisfy our appetite for reading and talking about fine books for children and young adults. Food, Glorious Food! will also consider the way food operates in books for children and young adults beyond physical sustenance.
Here's a list of the guest speakers: Marc Aronson, Natalie Babbitt, Marina Budhos, Jack Gantos, Barry Goldblatt, Alice Hoffman, Polly Horvath, Angela Johnson, David Macaulay, Richard Michelson, Sy Montgomery, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Matthew Reinhart, Deborah Stevenson, Roger Sutton, Nancy Werlin, and Arthur Yorinks.
Not a bad line-up...huh?
I'm not sure I'll post on Poetry Friday. I'll try--but it takes me forever to write my reviews, etc., because I don't have a word processing program on the laptop I'm using. Hope to hear soon about the status of my hard drive and which files were retrieved. Wish me luck!