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Also, FYI - Indiana, Washington, Arizona and Nevada submitted a session to PLA-Denver about Letters About Literature.  We are spinning it as "How to do a really big writing contest for your state or large library district."  We submitted a couple of weeks ago and are waiting to hear back.  We'll let you all know how that works out.  

Suzanne


Suzanne Walker
Professional Development Office Supervisor
Director, Indiana Center for the Book
Indiana State Library
140 N. Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN  46204
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Would this be Letters About Literature promotion?

We have been sending letters to our authors (if they are living) and our students have received kind and encouraging letters back from them.

I would like to talk about this further but am unable to attend the Idea Exchange this year.

Can you keep us all in the loop.  I think this is a great idea.

Thanks,

Amy

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Cleveland Public Library
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Each of these is fantastic...

I think I particularly like the second because we are all trying to do discovery initiatives...

Can we pull together a proposal by Fri,?


On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:54:04 -0600, Josephine Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm in to help in any way.  What would we offer the mostly authors, students and profs who attend these huge gatherings that would draw significant attention?  Having the right famous author or two on the panel would be great.  Something like "Connecting Local Writers and Readers" or "Celebrating the Young Writer"?
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> Anyone able to travel to CA in spring 2016?  Three people and a 
> moderatorideal ... if we get three state CfBs to say yes, maybe we can 
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> I can't take the lead on writing/submitting a proposal but I would be 
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> Mass who goes toAWP if we don't find a West coast voice ...
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