Children's writing

Reading and Writing

national-day-on-writingToday is The National Day on Writing. This is brand spanking new, just voted into existence on October 8, 2009. I don’t know any details about how it’s to be celebrated or recognized, but what do you say we check it out?

teen-read-weekIt’s also Teen Read Week. This year’s theme is Read Beyond Reality @ your library and encourages teens to read something out of this world, just for fun.

YALSA has a great wiki where people share how they are celebrating Teen Read Week. It’s geared toward librarians, but the suggestions lend themselves to brainstorming for other kinds of events, from birthday parties to, say, stitching events.

rgz-teen-read-weekThe readergirlz are celebrating Teen Read Week with live author chats all week, 6pm PST/9pm EST (that’s 5pm AK time).

I’ve been out of the readergirlz loop for a while, but this is going to get me back in. See you there?

nanowrimoAnd, finally, NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. I just registered. Becca, you in? Wait…what? You think you can write more words in November than any other Stitching for Literacy blog reader? Including me? Na-na-na-na-na?

Did you hear that? That sounds like a Challenge to me. You’re on, Becca! Who’s with me to give Becca a run for her word count?

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  1. Na-na-na-na-na? Ooh. So articulate!. Anyway, silly, leave out the hyphens so it counts as five words rather than one. After a challenge like that? Best believe I’m in. Now, can you really teach a class in November and keep up your word count? Can I take the class in November and keep up my word count? The plot sickens.

  2. “Na-na-na-na-na.” Uh-huh. That’s why I write for kids.

    Good point about the hyphens.

    Hmm…maybe the class can be part of the novel.