We are delighted to announce that author and literacy advocate Penny Kittle will be joining us in Vermont at our July residency to be interviewed by faculty member Linda Urban. She is one of the nation’s leading advocates for child and young adult literacy, and is a sought-after speaker on topics in literacy education K-12 throughout North America and across the world. Penny is the author of numerous books including 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents (coauthored with Kelly Gallagher), Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); and Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing. She also co-authored two books with her mentor, Don Graves. She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the 2015 Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. http://pennykittle.net/
Stay tuned for more updates on this event during residency!