Saturday, September 20, 2014

Events in the Fall

We have many events this fall that might be of interest to educators. . . not all of them part of the "official" educators series. See below for the full list! Ones marked with ** are part of the educators series, which means there will be resources and articles related to the event posted here afterwards. 

**Friday, October 3rd, 9:00 - 11:00 am. Materials review. Coffee at 9, review starts at 9:30. Previews, reviews of new releases, and conversation about nonfiction children’s titles. There will be book and supply giveaways, and a chance to browse all the latest titles at the store. Covers grades k-9.

**Saturday, October 18th, 11:00 and 1:00 - Sarah Stewart Taylor Writing Workshops (Two different workshops) S.S. Taylor, author of the acclaimed Expeditioners books, conducts two creative writing workshops. The first, from 11:00 - noon will be for educators interested in their own writing as well as teaching techniques. The second, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm will be for young writers (recommended for ages 11+). Because there is limited space, we do request RSVPs for these workshops (e-mail  

Tuesday, October 21st, 7pm Ben Hewitt speaks about his latest book Home Grown. This book tells the story of his family's approach to education based on discovery and learning on their Vermont farm and in the natural world and everyday decisions found there.  

Tuesday, October 28th, 7pm Garret Keizer reads from and speaks about his memoir Getting Schooled, which reflects on a year spent teaching in a rural Vermont high school after several decades away from the classroom.

**Saturday, November 15th, 11:00 am Jason Chin and Deirdre Gill, Picture Books in Nature  - Picture book authors and illustrators Jason Chin and Deirdre Gill discuss how they tell stories that are inspired by their love of nature, using both text and pictures. Includes both their process and ideas for activities with students.

Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00 pm Author Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Jacob Have I Loved) comes to the store as part of our regular authors series to share her new memoir Stories of My Life.

For a list of all Bear Pond Books events, visit our main website

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