Thanks BBC for coming to Tucson and covering the work!

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Thanks Vamos a Leer!

What an honor for Journey of Dreams to be featured on Vamos a Leer.

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2012 Rocked!

Oswego’s Living Writer Series was an honor–fun to prepare and present.

Thanks again to Zara Larsen of the Larsen Group for inviting me to share about my work.

Looking forward to working towards Owl & Panther’s show at the Tucson Museum of Art this summer and Word Journeys “Good Choices” semester.

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Check out the University of Arizona’s Word Play blog

“A piece highlighting some of the poetry books I use in workshops.”>

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Approaching the school year!

Catching the pieces, putting them in place — what a year it’s going to be!

The Hopi Foundation’s Owl & Panther project will kick off with a Poets & Writers granted POETRY OF WITNESS workshop with Cynthia Hogue of ASU and will finish up with an art show at Tucson Museum of Art.

Word Journeys Amphi High School Mentors will help me facilitate literacy related workshops at Woods Memorial Library.

I’m honored to be part of Oswego State University of New York’s Living Writers Series in October.

And in April, Journey of Dreams will be Vamos A Leer’s reading selection!

I’m excited!

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May catch up!

Loved finding an Xtranormal interview of Manuel from Journey of Dreams online!

Also delighted about: and the review on Vamos A Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literature out of the University of New Mexico.

Excited to be prepping for Summer Reading at Pima County Public Library in June and early July. Come join me if you can!

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April: Time to share what’s been accomplished this year…and always there’s time to write!

Come play if you can:
April 5, Word Journeys “All About Me” for Children 2:30-3:30pm @Woods
April 7, For Poetry Month! Found Poems — Adults–1-2pm @Woods
April 10, Owl & Panther’s stories performed by actors of Coyote Y Culebra @ Desert View High School Theater,curtain 6:30pm
April 12, Word Journeys Celebration-see what these amazing students accomplished this year! 4-5pm@Woods
April 14, Libraries Ltd. Luncheon — supporting fabulous literacy projects
April 18, Fly Away! for Children @Flowing Wells Library 3pm
April 21, Dreaming for Children @Main Library 2pm
April 25, This Child is Made of, for Children @Woods 3:30
April 30, AZ Writing for adults @Golf Links 10-noon

Happy to have discovered two additional reviews of Journey of Dreams!
Holiday Read and Vamos a Leer.

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Join Me in March!

March 3rd at McDonald’s on Wetmore, March 4th McDonald’s on Magee — 1 to 3pm. First 15 kids receive a free book and everyone can make small books with me.

March 10 and 11 — don’t miss the Festival of Books! (Sometime on Sunday, I’ll be reading My Grandma’s the Mayor outside Special Collections where PaperWorks will have an amazing exhibit).

March 15 — Thurs 2:30 to 3:30 Word Journeys workshop open to elementary and middle school students at Woods Memorial Library, First and Yavapai.

March 17– Journal with me at Wheeler Taft Library at 2pm. Adults and teens.

March 24 — Journal again at Golflinks Library from 1-3pm. Adults and teens.

March 30-31 Cochise College Writing Celebration. I’ll be sharing why writing for children is like baking bread…and inviting participants to to put pen to paper. 

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Thanks to our volunteers and families for such an amazing outcome!

Speaking Peace at UA Poetry Center in September

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On your mark, get ready, GO!

The semester is going to be AMAZING! Owl & Panther is partnering with UA Poetry Center for Speak Peace, Tucson Museum of Art, Kore Press for the Big Read, and Borderlands Theater. Word Journeys is partnering again with O&P — and also United Way learning to be smarter about media and nutrition. I’m jazzed.

Thanks Janni Simner for the invitation to share on your blog, and The University of Arizona’s Poetry Center for inviting me to share how we write collaboratively at O&P.

This fall, I’m excied to be facililtating workshops at the Pima County Public Library for both youth and adults.

I’ll be on a “Healing the Effects of War through Literature” panel at IBBY’s Regional Confernece with Juanita Havill, Lyn Miller-Lachman, Nancy Bo Flood and Jessica L. Powers.

Word Journeys Amphi High School mentors will join me in presenting at the AZLA conference.

Also in November, I’ll be facilitating a workshop at Casa de la Luz “End of Life Conference.”

Hopefully I’ll squeeze some time in to WRITE!

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