Young Adult Lit/Crit

May 2, 2008

Presenting in Albany in October

Filed under: from your prof — sunyprof @ 11:19 am

Are you interested in presenting your work with book club, seminars and lit circles at the NYS English Council conference in Albany in October? SUNY Cortland students have been a hit in the last two years at NYSEC conferences. Three times is the charm. Dates for the conference are Th/Fri, October 23-24.

If you would be interested in presenting a session which I’m calling “What About Those 25 Books a Year: Creating Secondary Classrooms Where Everyone is a Reader” please let me know.

This is your state organization and it’s an important conference to attend yearly as long as you live and teach in NYS.

Keynotes this year are Janet Allen and Joyce Carol Oates who needs no introduction here.

A conference presentation is a very good thing to have on your resume!

Be in touch. I look forward to our sharing the extraordinary work we have done this semester in 619 with a wider audience. KES

P.S. I need to have your commitment now so that your name is on the program. Submissions are due.



  1. Karen,

    I’m definitely interested in this. What kind of material would we need to prepare?


    Comment by Joyce — May 2, 2008 @ 11:47 am

  2. Sure, twist my arm 🙂 Sorry for the delayed reaction Karen. Count me in to present my seminar.


    Comment by Kari — May 2, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

  3. The way we have done this successfully in the past is to have stations that attendees can “visit.”

    This time I thought we would devote a portion of the hour (it’s not a lot of time) to various seminar topic small group discussions. So, for example, you would do pretty much what you did for seminar albeit a shortened version with your groups. There would be time for teachers to access at least two of the “seminar” stations.

    I also thought we would have a portion of the session devoted to discussions of a variety of categories of lit circle books–books we recommend for lit circles in similar categories to the ones we set up this sem.

    Lit circle, whole class titles, and book club books can also be absorbed into seminar stations if the topics fit. So, for example, STAY WITH ME and THIRTEEN REASONS can be books, Kari, you would include in your options for teachers on your topic.

    In the past teachers have been very excited to learn about new titles and have found our students’ enthusiasm and expertise infectious.

    The important piece is that you go to the conference and attend sessions of interest to you of course.

    I hope you will plan on it since both of these topics and all you have read in 619 will be of great interest to teachers.

    Think about it and let me know so that I do send your names for the program. KES

    Comment by sunyprof — May 2, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

  4. Karen,
    I am definitely interested. When do you need to know for sure?


    Comment by allison — May 4, 2008 @ 8:50 am

  5. I’m in.


    Comment by traverse02 — May 4, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

  6. Just to reaffirm, I’m in. For sure.


    Comment by Joyce — May 4, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

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