Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things:

 

  1. I met up with a writer pal and fellow adjunct English professor this week to exchange and critique our writing. She read my 25 pages of a new contemporary YA novel in verse–and liked it! She said the voice is strong. I am writing one new poem a week in response to prompts from my poetry mentor. It may take a while, but at least I’m writing.
  2. A new Facebook group for Jewish Children’s Lit mavens started this week, organized by Susan Kusel and Heidi Rabinowitz, Association of Jewish Libraries leaders.
  3. How about we set aside one Sunday to send our work out into the world, an activity I tend to neglect during the academic semester? We can keep in touch through The Whole Megillah Facebook page. How does July 7 sound? Please comment below if interested.

That’s it for this week. Have a good one.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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4 Responses to Mid-Week Notes

  1. It’s always nice to get a good critique of our work, isn’t it. Congrats.

  2. Thanks for letting me know about the Lit Mavens group.Just joined. July 7th sounds good!

  3. Thanks, Rosi. I hadn’t shown the poems to anyone so that was great and motivating feedback!

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