UPDATE -5.18.12 – The Fiddlehead Focus, Aroostook’s online newspaper, ran positive student ink on my school visit to Fort Kent. I can blog till I’m blue in the face, but what students take away is what counts. So for the real deal, click the Fiddlehead logo below and read the story.
Fort Kent, Maine 5.15.12– met with Don Chouinard and Jocelyn Saucier’s classes. A great time was had by all. It’s the culmination of a two-year string of spectacular visits that took me from the inland mountains of Maine to the coast, from the river city of Gardiner to the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft. It took me twice to Fort Kent at the top of Maine, first to to Kara Beal’s First Annual Fort Kent Middle School Authors’ Conference (I hope there will be many more). And then to meet the great young folks you see in the pic below. See what fellow Maine writer Randy Spencer had to say about it.
I hate to see it all wind down, but it has to. Today I visited the Mars Hill Elementary and High Schools, and tomorrow a full day in Ashland. Then home.
Very grateful to the Maine Arts Commission, especially Darrell Bulmer, and to Josh Bodwell at the Maine Writers’ and Publishers’ Alliance for steering me towards the Arts Visibility Grant that made this possible.