Monday, July 6, 2009

Teen Writers Workshop and More :)

Happy Fourth of July! Hope everyone had a great long weekend! :)
As you know because I babble about it constantly, I love summer...

One of the many reasons summer rocks is I'm lucky enough to facilitate a Teen Writer's Workshop with Justin the Librarian at the Cape May County Library every year. We meet on Tuesdays and this year, Justin's publishing the anthology of our short stories and the book will appear in all the libraries across Cape May County. :) Tomorrow we're bringing in our
fave books (I'm looking forward to some new reads) to study what the best authors do right. :)
Besides the Teen Writer's Workshop, I'm also volunteering to teach creative writing at a Summer College for students in grades 5-8 in Atlantic City starting today. :) Then, off to summer teaching at Atlantic Cape Community College.

Speaking of teaching.. I'm teaching writing at Rowan University this fall!
Yay!!! I'm so excited to join the Rowan University writing community. Not only as a teacher, but as a student. I'm taking a class a semester to earn my Masters of Arts degree in Writing. :) :) :) It's been a looonnnggg time since I've been on the other side of the desk.

Rowan and I go way back. It's where I met my hubby. Except, we both weren't attending the college at the time. And we met off campus.. And we knew each other from high school.. Anyway, it's a long story. :)

Last, but certainly not least, stay tuned for a few exciting things..

Like, a teen and author call for submissions that's covered in pink. :)
Plus, Pretty Tough Tuesdays are back next week. Kudos to the L.A. Sparks' Candace Parker who returned to basketball 58 days after giving birth. Impressive.

And.. congrats to my writing friend, C. After many years of hard work, she snagged an amazing agent!! Congrats, C!!!!! :)

Happy Monday, everyone! ;)


adrienne said...

Lots of good news! How exciting to be working toward your Masters.

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Adrienne!! So much better than the crappy.. :) Yeah, I'm nervous... It's been a long time since I've been on the other side of the desk. :)

Kelly said...

Good luck going back to school as a student and teacher! Should be a fulfilling semester!!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! Sounds like you're having quite the summer. Have fun with your workshops, and with college (on both sides of the desk)!

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Kelly! I'm really excited and nervous. :)

Thanks, Caryn!! It's crazy good. :)

Angela said...

Keri, you have a busy summer! Sounds like you're going to have fun this fall, too. Congratulations all around!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations, both on the teaching position and going back to school! I expect you're going to have a great time!

And whoa, you're a busy girl!

Miss Chevious said...

how awesome! :) i've always wanted to try a creative writing class, but i can barely find time to blog! :)

Kelly H-Y said...

WOW ... you are busy, busy!!! Sounds awesome!!!

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Angela! It's crazy good. :)

Thanks, Alyssa! ;)

Thanks, Miss Chevious.. :)

Thanks, Kelly H-Y!! :)