My Presentations & Signings at IRA

Monday and Tuesday of next week, I’ll be in Chicago for the International Reading Association Convention with a wonderfully busy schedule, speaking and signing books.

If you’re there, too, I hope you’ll find me and say hello!  Here’s where to look…

Monday, April 30

10:00-11:00 – Book Signing – OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW and EYE OF THE STORM
Booth 1255 – Anderson’s Bookstore, Convention Book Signing Area
 
1:00 -2:00   – Book Signing
Booth 1843 – Follett Learning
 
2:00-3:00 –   Book Signing – OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW & SEA MONSTER’S FIRST DAY
Booth 1941 – Chronicle Books
 
3:00-4:00  – Book Signing – MARTY MCGUIRE, MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS, & CAPTURE THE FLAG (ARC)
Booth 1314 – Scholastic
 
4:45-5:45 – Presentation – Collaborating to Engage Readers
Hyatt Regency McCormick, CC11B

Collaborating to Engage Readers: Learn How Librarian and Teacher Partnerships Can Increase Reading for Pleasure by Incorporating Book Clubs, Author Visits and Author Skypes in Your School

Hyatt Regency McCormick, CC11B

Description: This session will share a variety of reading events used over the past ten years in our school to take reading interest to the next level. Monthly book clubs, special book club events including a Mother Daughter Book Club and Guys Read Book Club will be outlined including a list of past books and discussion questions/topics, and ideas for promoting and planning your own events. Author visits and author skypes will also be explored during this session. The presenters will share keys to making a successful author visit or Skype in your own school. You will leave this session feeling empowered with practical ideas to increase reading for pleasure in your own school.

Presenters: Kate Messner (Scholastic), Bethany B. Landers (St. George’s Independent School), Mrs. Jennifer Winstead, St. George’s Independent School.

Tuesday, May 1

7:00-8:45 Scholastic Book Club Breakfast

I’ll be speaking at Scholastic Book Club’s “My Favorite Teacher” breakfast, sharing memories of a favorite teacher, along with Mem Fox, Peter Reynolds, Rita Williams Garcia, James Dashner, and Henry Winkler. I will be the one trying not to swoon too obviously at all the others.

9:00-10:00  Book Signing – EYE OF THE STORM
Booth 2342 – Walker/Bloomsbury
 
11:00-12:00 Book signing – REAL REVISION: AUTHORS’ STRATEGIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENT WRITERS
Booth 1640 – Stenhouse Publishers

Tuesday afternoon, I’ll be visiting with fourth graders at May Watts Elementary School in Naperille, IL – and then it’s off to the airport for my flight home. If you’re planning to be in Chicago for IRA, please let me know – I’d love to say hello!

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3 Comments

  1. Posted April 27, 2012 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Yowza, Kate! That’s a full and wonderful schedule, indeed.

    Enjoy!
    Donna

  2. Liz Yanoff
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Can you post the poem you shared at the Scholastic breakfast?

    • Posted May 3, 2012 at 1:39 am | Permalink

      Yes – I’ll be posting a blog about the breakfast tomorrow & will link to the poem. I’m so glad you liked it!

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