MaTaRoT Monthly Workshops: November
Writing and Telling Stories
Instructor: Susan Meyer
Date: November 14, 2023
Time: 12 – 1pm
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Award-winning children’s author Susan Lynn Meyer will discuss the inspiration and research behind her latest book, A Sky Full of Song, a novel about eleven-year old Shoshana and her large family, Jewish refugees from persecution in Tsarist Russia, who take up homesteading in a dugout on the North Dakota prairie. She will also talk about the ways that children can interview family members and use the recordings as inspiration to write their own stories.
Susan Lynn Meyer is the author of two previous middle-grade historical novels—Black Radishes, a Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner, and Skating with the Statue of Liberty—as well as three picture books. Her works have won the Jane Addams Peace Association Award and the New York State Charlotte Award, as well as many other honors. Her novels have been chosen as Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selections, included among Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, and translated into German and Chinese. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Wellesley College and lives outside Boston.
Learn more about A Sky Full of Song, and purchase it here.