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on Monday, 03 October 2011 in My Journal

October surely falls on the calendar with full speed. 

A big event is the Lee Bennett Hopkins Writer's Institute held October l5th at Edison State College, Fort Myers, Florida.  In addition to my keynoting the meeting, this year Emma D. Dryden will be featured, sharing her vast publishing/editorial knowledge.  The morning is warm-wonderful. A special treat will be having two students from Diplomat Middle School in Cape Coral whose poetry I'll be reading.

I was asked to update a Profile in the forthcoming SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR after 30 years!  What a task.  So much has occurred in three decades.  Even I was stunned going back so far.

My poem, "Book" appears on the new p*tag program by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, the first digital anthology for teens offering 3l poets' work from A - Arnold Adoff to Z - Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, available now on KINDLE and NOOK  See the complete list of poets and further information at www.PoetryTagTime.com

Steven Withrow began the most exciting web program PACYA inviting me to be on the Advisory Board. Be among the first to jump into the site at  www.poetryadvocates.wordpress.com

I did an audio talk on AMAZING FACES (Lee & Low) - www.teachingbooks.net  AMAZING FACES is a nominee for the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Of course I must close with an October teaser.  Something exciting is coming in November...something I cannot wait to share. 

I close with a poem from my HALLOWEEN HOWLS (HarperCollins):

12:01 a.m.

No more reason

to

shudder,

shake,

 

shiver,

tremble,

quiver,

quake.

 

No more reason

for

throat

to

thirst.

 

Halloween's

over.

 

It's

November

FIRST.

 

(Copyright c 1993 by Lee Bennett Hopkins) 

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