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Longwood Summer Literacy Institute

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Longwood University, where I am a graduate student in their School Library Media Program, held their 11th annual Summer Literacy Institute on July 17th & 18th.

Dorm Room at Wheeler Hall, Longwood University

Dorm Room at Wheeler Hall, Longwood University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday and Thursday night, I stayed in a dorm room at Wheeler Hall.

Sidney McPhail & I

Sidney McPhail & I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, author Sidney McPhail and I presented a session about writing, publishing, and promoting young adult writing. She published her first novel at age 13 and her second novel at age 15! Check out her novels, Capria Rodalia, and The Magical Talent at: http://deepseapublishing.com/authors/fiction-authors/sidney-grace-mcphail/

Author/Illustrator Henry Cole and I

Author/Illustrator Henry Cole and I

Henry Cole's illustration.

Henry Cole’s illustration.

Henry Cole

Henry Cole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday night, there was a banquet with author/illustrator Henry Cole. He has illustrated over 80 books & written several of his own. I was fortunate enough to sit at the same dinner table as him. His presentation was amazing!

Check out his website at: http://www.henrycole.net/index.php?scrWidth=1920

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, authors Meg Medina, L.M. Elliot, Jason Wright, and A.B. Westrick presented. They were fabulous!

 

Author Meg Medina

Author Meg Medina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author who writes picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction. Check out her blog at: http://megmedina.com/

Author Jason Wright

Author Jason Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Wright is the author of Christmas Jars, among many others. Check out his blog at: http://jasonfwright.com/

Author A.B. Westrick

Author A.B. Westrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.B. Westrick is the author of the YA novel,  Brotherhood. Check out her blog at:  http://abwestrick.com/

Author L.M. Elliott

Author L.M. Elliott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.M. Elliott is the author of Under a War-torn Sky, among many others. Check out her website at: http://www.lmelliott.com/

 

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  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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