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S.A. Larsen Reading With Your Kids Podcast Interview - Unknown Artist
I was so blessed to be interviewed on the amazing podcast Reading With Your Kids! Take a listen and hear all about Motley Education from me.
Want to hear my voice and see how wacky I really am? Well, here's my first vlog for #WOBooks!
Hear my wacky voice again, thanks to my YA publisher's brilliant idea to start a YouTube show! Here, I share my thoughts in my segment Book Bites - where I share my thoughts and recommendations on books. Subscribe to see all the shows!
Here's my guest spotlight on The Author Show! It was great fun chatting up Motley Education and my band of middle grade mistfits - Ebony Charmed & Will Fleishman!
The Author Show
S.A. Larsen & Motley Education
Pages For All Ages is a regular show created by Fitzgerald Elementary Library to chat/review books. Listen and you'll find they're kind words about Marked Beauty toward the end!
Here's my introduction to a Flipgrid page! LINK
~2012 Author Reception ~
Oak Hill Middle School
Oak Hill Young Writers Club
~A Day With Maine Writers~
~An experience story~
In February (2012), I was blessed to be invited to host a Middle Grade Writer’s Workshop in conjunction with five other writers from Maine. We met at the Oak Hill Middle School in Sabattus – lovely school. These MGers were working on pieces for a writing contest.
Prior to our arrival, the teachers talked about each writer with the kids, giving them a get-to-know-the-author sort of factoid list so each kid could choose which author they’d like to work with. I was fortunate enough to work with ten of the approximate 35 students in attendance. *They liked me, they really liked me!*
I prepared writing prompts, charts, Do’s & Don’t lists, and even a character sheet to get their creative juices flowing. To my surprise, these kiddos were totally prepared, in love with telling stories. So in a quick adjustment of my lesson plan, I handed out copies of all I’d prepared–for their future reference–and acted more like a CP, allowing the other students at my table to join in with opinions, concerns, or suggestions for each writer. It went better than I could have imaged.
That will teach me to prepare for a workshop again. <_*
I was then invited back to be present when the winners were announced. I was part of a four member panel with included myself (published freelance/short story writer), two self-published authors, and a television newscaster reporting on the event. Yes, it was cool.
What I found most rewarding about teaching this middle grade workshop was that I got to see MGers in active writing. All I had to do was give the kids an introduction and then let them go with it, really finding their writing wings.