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Friday, April 20, 2012

I love Texas!

If anybody ever invites you to the Texas Library Association's annual conference, go.

And if you ever hear of a breakfast sponsored by Scholastic, don't miss that either.
Writers get to act! A lot of writers are true hams.

The amazing team from Scholastic created Readers Theater scripts from our books. We read them, with feeling, while 200 librarians enjoyed a fabulous breakfast and got free books. What could be better?

Glory's team rocked! Elizabeth Eulberg was a sassy Jesslyn. She flounced with the best of them. Maggie Stiefvater's Glory = perfect! Of course, she had an advantage, being from Virginia.
And Michael Northrop killed with his lines, "Now, girls..." (Or rather noaw girrrlllsss.) and "Lemme think on it."



With very little practice, they perfected their drawls. Way to go, Yankees (and Maggie)!

We all have books just out or coming out, with Scholastic. Check them out!

And for those of you who may be contemplating casting a play that requires a bit of South Speak.
Resources here:

USA Deep South

And how about this?

2 comments:

Leslie Rose said...

I LOVE using reader's theatre in my classroom. What a trip to hear your work dramatized. I'm also glad to see y'all spelled properly. My southern grandmother bristles whenever she sees it spelled "yawl."

Augusta Scattergood said...

I'm with your grandmother on this one.
It was such fun hearing my fellow authors dramatize Glory. Of course, they picked a scene that required much hamming. I bet your kids love Readers Theater too!