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VIRTUAL – All About Me: Writing Autobiographical Poems with Valerie Bolling
July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register to receive the attendee join link and password on the Library’s new calendar system: CLICK HERE Celebrate one of the favorite people in your life: YOU!In this session, children’s author Valerie Bolling will guide you in writing a poem about yourself.You will be introduced to three types of autobiographical poems.You will choose one, and write your poem.Towards the end of the session, you may choose to share a portion of your poem with the group.Valerie Bolling is the author of the 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite award-winning LET’S DANCE! (March 2020) and has been an educator for 28 years. Since her book was released a week before the pandemic shutdown, she has been engaged in virtual storytimes and author panels. Immersed in the writing community, Valerie is on the faculty at Westport Writers’ Workshop, serves as the co-chair of the NESCBWI Equity and Inclusion Team, and is a member of SCBWI, the Authors Guild, NCTE, and ILA. She is also a 2020 WNDB Mentee and a member of Kid Lit in Color, Black Creators in Kid Lit, Soaring 20s PBs, PB Crew 22, 12X12 Picture Book Challenge, and three picture book critique groups. Valerie has two books scheduled for release in 2022 and five more slated for 2023.