Yesterday was a gorgeous, breezy day, so we left the door open and enjoyed some fresh air during the 2010 Spring Workshop held by the Children's Literature Council of Southern California.
The topic was Old Passions, New Technologies: Children's and Young Adult Literature in a Web 2.0 World. My fellow panelists were illustrious indeed:
- Greg Pincus of Gotta Book and the Happy Accident
- Tracy Grand of JacketFlap
- Elizabeth Khuri Chandler of Goodreads
I represented the librarian/dilettante contingent and so my presentation was a bit vague - half of it was about the joys of the blogosphere (and more particularly the kidlitosphere) for children's book addicts and half was about fun and free 2.0 tools to use (as a blogger or with kids or teens) to enhance, extend, and promote children's literature and creativity in general.
I'm not sure if the presentation will make sense without my spiel, but at least the links may be useful to you. Here it is below: