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Archives for October 2010

>I Speak, You Shut Up

>Following last Saturday’s colloquium at Simmons, I had an interesting dinner conversation with Megan Whalen Turner and Virginia Duncan about the Speak debate of a few weeks ago and the more recent challenge to The Hunger Games at a New Hampshire school. Both cases have me in “yes . . . but” overload. Yes, the […]

>More flogging

>Not the fun kind . . . maybe the other fun kind? Wednesday evening Martha and I will be speaking and signing A Family of Readers at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. 7:00 PM. Do come! And on Friday, to my complete terror, I will be speaking at an event sponsored by the Beatrix Potter […]


While we ran a little long and no one could ever find a cab, I would have to say that our first Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards at Simmons and the next day’s first Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium went  swimmingly. Here are a few photos: Nonfiction winner Betsy Partridge channeling Miss Brodie Laurel Croza and […]