Here’s a follow-up story on the event last month in Chaska, Minnesota.
My fellow Americans….
All right, campaign speeches aren’t my thing, but please vote for me in the Minnesota Book Awards Reader’s Choice poll over Facebook way. You can vote once a day until the end of March. And you can tell your friends. And they can tell their friends. I don’t even think they have to be Minnesotans or read books. I’m not saying “stuff the ballot box,” I’m just saying, you know, that there’s no proper screening. No ID, no registration. Just click on in and vote. Easy peasy. Even if I don’t win, maybe I can take a close enough second to demand a recount.
I’m teaching a youth class for 9-11 year olds at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis this summer. The class is filling up, so if you know a kid who is interested, please sign ‘em up soon!
As a teacher I tend to draw from books other than my own, and this one is no exception.
Your Life is Hilarious: A Writing Class for “Wimpy” Kids*
Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of the best-selling Wimpy Kid books, shows us how ordinary mishaps at home and school can be hilarious. In this weeklong class, we’ll look at scenes from the Wimpy Kid books (and others) for examples on how to find the funny in the familiar. Writers will practice creating their own comic scenes and leave with enough material for a funny story.
*Non-wimpy kids also welcome.