This year the retreat will be held on Thursday, September 2, via Zoom, 1-5 pm. Register here by August 31!
Presentations and workshops at the retreat will include:
1:00-1:50 American Indian Youth: Living and Learning in the Twenty-First Century with Dr. Barbara Buttes.
With slides and video Dr. Buttes will introduce American Indians living, learning, working, and playing in today’s United States, while also providing background on American Indian experiences during colonization. Her presentation will weave in American Indian authors who have written about their lives in fiction and in non-fiction.
1:55- 2:15 “Movin and Groovin” at the Library with Adina Bell
How to create a fun storytime using music and movement!
2:20-2:50 “Best” Children’s Books with Dana Fontaine and “Best” Teen Books with Sally Snyder
This presentation will highlight a few of the very best children’s and teen books. A list of additional recommended books will be provided.
2:55-3:25 Building Your Social-Emotional Core Strength with Sheila Palmquist
Movement, breathing, and centering tools to deepen your connections.
3:30-4:00 Author Talk with Sarah Prineas
Sarah will speak for 20 minutes about her writing process and how she gets her ideas. Then she will take your questions. We encourage you to read one of her books beforehand, if you haven’t already. Her most recent book is Trouble in the Stars.
4:10-5:00 Time for Networking
This is your time to share ideas and successes, brainstorm solutions to problems, and more.
Sarah Prineas is the author of the award winning Magic Thief series, which has been published in 22 languages around the world, plus a bunch of other books. Her thirteenth novel, Trouble in the Stars came out from Philomel (Penguin Random House) in April 2021. Sarah has a PhD in English literature, is deeply involved in political activism, works two afternoons a week at local independent bookstore Prairie Lights, rows on the Iowa River, and lives in Iowa City with her mad scientist husband, two perfectly normal cats, and the best dog in the world. www.sarah-prineas.com