Monday, January 19, 2009

If you were wondering about results of the bubble experiment, the surviving bubble lasted for half a day, then gradually collapsed.

Nonfiction Monday will return in the next weeks or so. Meanwhile, click here to visit all the other blogs who are participating.

I'm still here in Montpelier, Vermont -- at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I'm sad that my time here is almost over. Such a short time (less than 2 weeks) to shove masses of writing information into my brain.

We were warned not to blog about the lectures because the copyright to the lectures is owned by the people who gave them. (although some of the lectures are available on CD from the college website and I plan to purchase a bunch of the previous year's lectures, myself.) However, I can write on my blog about my own lecture.

Tomorrow the Picture Book Certificate group will present. That's my group. The four of us have each been alotted 15 minutes of the lecture time. We did two run-throughs today and I have to tell you, I am blown away by the quality of the other people in the class.

My own lecture will be about the Picture Book Biography -- History, Future, and How to write them. (We each worked on a critical essay about some part of the picture book world and then had to present our findings.)

Since I always like to post writing advice on this blog, during the next few weeks, I'll be posting tid-bits of my lecture here.

Oh, and we are having a heat wave -- it got above zero degrees yesterday and today it even got into the 20s. And it snowed again. I'm getting used to living in boots and fuzzy fleece sweaters.

1 comment:

Terry Doherty said...

Oh, I'll miss your tales of the bubble experiments. We tried our hand ... at -10F and 4,500 feet! Not quite shatter, but frozen splash. Very cool. Looking forward to the nuggets from your lecture.