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"Amanda T." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 21:25:43 -0500
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 Hello all,
> My name is Amanda Theaker, and now that I finally have this list-serv
> thing working, I can post this! I am one of the co-presidents of this year's
> PWSA. I would like to take a moment to formally welcome everyone, both new
> and old, to the Professional Writing Student Assocation of 2007-2008!
> I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer, and was able to put as much
> down on paper as possible!
> I would also like to take this opportunity to announce our next meeting of
> the semester:
> Tuesday, September 25th at 7:30 in the PW lounge in Copeland Hall, Room
> 209!
> Also, I would like to mention to everyone that this year's Neutstadt
> conference is coming up at the end of the month!
> This is a wonderful opportunity to see this year's winner: Katherine
> Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia!
> We will be discussing the conference events at the meeting, and hopefully
> organizing a group to attend each event!
> Here's a quick run-down of the festivites so you can plan ahead!
> Thursday, September 27th
> 4 PM: WLT Book Club in Monnet Hall, 105- this is an opportunity to meet
> with Paterson in an intimate enviroment and discuss her work with her. I've
> also been told by my contacts at WLT that this is the best chance anyone has
> to get some one-on-one time with Paterson!
> 7 PM: Dinner and reception at R.C. Davis (senior editor-and-chief of
> WLT)'s house- this dinner is to honor Paterson and the jurors of the 2008
> Neustadt prize. This event is by invitation-only, but I happen to have a
> stack of invitations that I'm going to bring to the PWSA meeting if you
> would like one.
> Friday, September 28th
> 8:15-11:45: Juror Discussion, Meacham
> 12:00-1:00: Paterson will talk and allow a Q&A session, Meacham.
> All of these events will have refreshments!
> This is a wonderful opportunity to meet of the best Children's authors
> alive today! DO NOT miss this opportunity! I am also bringing some flyers to
> the meeting with this information and so additional details.
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> Enjoy and hope to see you on September 25th!
> -Amanda