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Author Rosanne ParryA Poetry workshop in West Linn

If you’ve ever wanted to write a poem and weren’t sure where to start consider yourself officially invited to my Writing Story Poems workshop at the West Linn Library on Friday April 3rd at 6:30pm. It’s a free workshop where we’ll look at telling stories in poetry. The ballad form has been used to tell ghost stories, love stories, funny stories and tales of high adventure for centuries. It’s an easy format to learn and fun to read aloud.

West Linn Library, 1595 Burns Street, West Linn, Oregon.

April 3rd at 6:30 pm. See you there!

Another Honor for Written in Stone

The Women Writing the West have given Written in Stone the WILLA Award for a YA novel with a girl protagonist and a western setting. The conference was very inspiring and the ceremony beautiful. Next year’s conference is going to be in Oregon. 130Here I am with my fellow honorees.


 NYPL 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing

imagesI was just thrilled to hear that Written in Stone has been placed on the New York Public Library’s annual list of great books to share with kids. I have some excellent company on that list including Volcano Rising by my fellow Portlander Elizabeth Rusch.

Heaps of gratitude also to Betsy Bird who wrote a lovely review of Written in Stone on her Fuse #8 blog. Nobody reviews like the Fuse! And the post preceding it has a really interesting conversation about authors’ notes and their importance particularly in view of the requirements of the common core.

I’m also very proud to be in exceptional company on the Bank Street Center for Children’ s Literature’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list. If you are looking for good suggestions for kids’ reading it’s a great place to start.

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter it’s @RosanneParry. I’m also on Goodreads.