Children’s Literature Conferences Plus

The past month has been full of excellent children’s literature conferences, at Rutgers on October 18, at the WPANCTE in Green Tree, October 25, and at the airport Hyatt Regency, November 7 and 8, sponsored by the PA West branch of the SCBWI. In the middle of all these conferences, I discovered that Squirrel Hill once again has an independent book store, Classic Lines, on Forbes Avenue, conveniently located near the library and Commonplace coffee shop. Books, books, books, bringing to mind Arnold Lobel’s wonderful verse in Whiskers and Rhymes:
“Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them,
how I need them,
I’ll be an old man by the time I read them.”

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About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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