|The whole P*CON poet crew and me!|
|Amy Ludwig VanDerwater|
|Robert Paul Weston|
|Guadalupe Garcia McCall|
|Jane and Rebecca discuss collaborating on GRUMBLES FROM THE FOREST|
|Will Richey and teens rock the house; volunteers step up to participate|
|Our enthusiastic audience; Jane and Charles talking about process; poets in the audience|
Thanks to the poets who spoke so eloquently and each stayed for the entire 4 hour institute. Thanks to Penguin and Boyds Mills Press for bringing several of our poets. Thanks to our lovely audience who were so committed, open, and enthusiastic. And special thanks to Dr. Marianne Follis, Chair of the Children's Round Table (of the Texas Library Association) for conceiving of P*CON (the poetry version of Comic Con!) and for all her support. This was TLA's FIRST post-conference institute and I think it was a big hit! One participant said it was the highlight of her entire conference experience!
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