Writing Connections

WRITE your slice. SHARE your link. GIVE some comments to (at least three) other slicers. If you're leaving your comment early in the day, please consider returning this evening or tomorrow to read some of our evening posters' slices.

WRITE your slice. SHARE your link. GIVE some comments to (at least three) other slicers.
If you’re leaving your comment early in the day, please consider returning this evening or tomorrow to read some of our evening posters’ slices.

20130807-153117.jpgThis summer seems to be the summer of Slicer meet-ups! It started in June and continued this month when I noticed Julie Johnson and Amy Rudd met-up in Ohio.

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Tara Smith, from A Teaching Life, in-person. We’ve been reading each other’s writing for the past three years, but we had never met until the two of us found ourselves at Teachers College for the August Writing Institute. Tara is as brilliant, genuine, and inspiring in real life as she is in her writing. Not only did we have lunch on Wednesday, but we met up again on Thursday. (Unfortunately, Bonnie was unable to join us on Thursday. I’ll look forward to seeing her again at NCTE in Boston.) What a delight it was to connect with a like-minded educator who I felt as though I had known from years because of the way she’s honestly shared stories about her children, her classroom, and the teachers she has mentored along the way.

This week, would you take a moment to leave a comment on at least one person’s writing you haven’t commented on before? Perhaps it will be the first step to meeting a new friend and kindred spirit.