professornana (professornana) wrote,

Home for a couple of days

BH and I made it back late this afternoon from the YALSA Lit Symposium in Austin. What an amazing three days. I hope to have time soon to put together a Storify of the tweets and posts from the conference.

This morning began with Sylvia Vardell's session on poetry with Janet Wong, Sara Holbrook, Michale Salinger, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, K.A. Holt, and Jacqueline Woodson. We did some interactive and choral reading of poems, listened to the talented poets, and just enjoyed the 90 minutes filled with poetry.

Then, Karin Perry and I moved on to the next session, another panel. This time, the chair was Kelly Milner Halls with authors Laurie Thompson, Andrew Smith, Jonathan Auxier, Lisa Yee, Bruce Coville, and Chris Barton. Lisa Yee dressed as Holly Go Lightly. Jonathan Auxier had to sing his responses to all questions to the time of "Moon River."

BH and I stopped on the way home and had BBQ. Now, Scout is settled into my lap. All is right with the world.
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