Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Week in Review

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This title makes my life sound so important! Ha! But hey, I've got some horns to toot, not my own so I can be all BRAGGY.

Ten Girls Write Now high school students were invited to The White House last Wednesday - (yes, the one with the Obama's) to participate in the National Poetry Celebration because yes, they are the next generation of poet's! Huzzah! And TWO of them were also Writopia students! They had a wonderful afternoon poetry workshop, and an evening event featuring performances from Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Common, Steve Martin, Rita Dove, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann and Jill Scott.


Speaking of Writopia, I am very excited to announce our partnership with The Voracious Reader in Larchmont! This wonderful kid/teen bookstore is expanding to include a tea shop (called The Proper Cup) and has a dedicated space in which we can have Writopia workshops! I am THRILLED!

And I'm almost scared to report this because the deets haven't been ironed out yet, but my sister Charlotte and I have been invited to participate in Lit Day at the Harry Potter conference in Orlando this July!

Oh, and it was my daughter's SIXTH birthday! The end of an era. We had a fairy garden party.

That's it - the Week in Review!!!!!!

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  1. HUZZAH!!! That is so awesome. There are so many good things in the world. Hanging out with Billy Collins is totally one of them. In other news, maybe it is just me who has been under a rock somewhere, just inhaled 'When You Reach Me' by Rebecca Stead in which your gran makes an awesome appearance and Meg thickens the plot. So amazing. No wonder it got the Newberry. I am cramming in some summer reading before the summer term papers start flowing in. Love that you had a fairy garden party. I had a Mad Hatter Tea Party for my birthday last year, thinking of adding fairy wings into the mix this year. :) Hugs.

  2. I'm so glad that you enjoyed WYRM! I love it's subtlety and that you have time to cram some summer reading in! And you should totally go for the Mad Hatter/ fairy combo this year!!!!

  3. Woah! You are awesome!! Fantastic about Harry Potter! And I LOVE the fairy garden themed party!

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