2014 Festival of Words: Students & Teachers Celebrate Books & Writing
The 14th annual Festival of Words
is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Appoquinimink High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The event is sponsored by grants from the Delaware Teacher’s Center, the Diamond State Reading Association, DELCAPS, Wilmington University and private donations. This year’s festival will welcome Keynote Author Ellen Hopkins, author of the young adult novels Crank, Impulse, and Smoke (2013), among others.
I will offer two sessions on poetry: a writing workshop for students with fun prompts and model poems; as well as a class for teachers–to fall in love with some new poems and find new favorites to offer their students.
Participants must register in advance for this amazing day of reading and writing! You can find more information and the form to register here.
In preparation for the festival, students should try to read as many of the discussion books as they possibly can! See the attached flyer (downloadable PDF) for a list.