Sunday, May 11, 2008

Here's Who's Coming to Dinner!

Last Sunday, I wrote a post in which I provided clues about the author who will be the featured speaker at the May 21st dinner meeting of the Massachusetts PAS North Shore Council of IRA. Whoever guessed the name of our speaker correctly could have been my guest at the dinner or won a book signed by the author. Unfortunately, no one guessed the name of our speaker. So it goes.

I thought I might as well announce the name of our speaker today. Janet Wong, an award-winning poet and author of several popular picture books and two works of fiction, will be our honored guest speaker. Aren’t you sorry now that you didn’t even try guessing her name?


I’m really excited about having Janet as our speaker. She has a dynamic personality and is always entertaining. She is also a very talented children’s author.

You can read my interview with Janet Wong here.


Tricia said...

I'm so sorry I don't live closer. I'd love to hear Janet speak.

Had I not been buried in papers and three full days of workshops/retreats, I certainly would have guessed.

I hope you'll report back and let us know how it went. I'm sure it will be wonderful!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I wish you lived closer, too. We've had some outstanding children's authors and illustrators as speakers in the past--including Lois Lowry, Barbara Cooney, Joseph Bruchac, Mary Ann Hoberman, Natalie Babbitt, Jack Gantos, Kevin Hawkes, Anita Lobel, Wendell Minor, Don Brown, Paul Janeczko, Andrew Clements, Robert San Souci, David McPhail...and the Blue Rose Girls.

I think you and I could have some wonderful in-depth discussions about using children's literature across the curriculum.

I hope you had good weather for the graduation. We had snow in New Hampshire the day my daughter graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2002--on May 18th!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, wish I had seen your post and guessed. How cool. You have just the best speakers at that dinner!

Elaine Magliaro said...


We have had many outstanding speakers in the past. I'm really looking forward to seeing Janet again!