Sunday, May 4, 2008

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner...and Win a Prize!

The PAS North Shore Council of IRA will hold its 2008 spring dinner meeting on May 21st at the beautiful Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The yacht club has a fantastic view of Marblehead Harbor and the open ocean. The guest speaker for our event is an award-winning children’s poet whose first poetry book was published in 1994. This poet is also the author of several popular picture books and two works of fiction. I met our guest speaker about seven years ago at a Children’s Literature Institute at Simmons College in Boston. She is a dynamic speaker! I can’t wait to see her again--and to hear her presentation in May.

Can you guess who’s coming to our council dinner?
If you think you know the answer, email me the name of the author and the title of her first published poetry collection. Send your email to: edotdrabik@yahoodotcom. The first person to name our featured speaker and to also give the title of the book is invited to be my guest at the Corinthian Yacht Club on May 21st. If the winner cannot attend the meeting, I will send her/him a children’s book signed by the author.

NOTE: Individuals who are members of the PAS North Shore Council or who are on our council mailing list are disqualified because they already know the name of our guest speaker.

2008 Spring Dinner Meeting of the PAS North Shore Council of IRA
May 21, 2008
Time: Five O’clock
Place: Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts
Dinner fee for non-members: $52
Dinner choices: Chicken Marsala or Baked Stuffed Haddock
Guest speaker: Can you guess?
Deadline for registration is May 9th. For further information, email me.


Linda said...

Hi Elaine,

I'm guessing one of my favorite poets, Nikki Grimes will be your guest speaker. I think she started publishing around that time.
Just a guess.

Elaine Magliaro said...


You guessed incorrectly. If you'd like to try again, please email me your answer at: