World Book & Copyright Day
presented by the IU School of Education Library
Location: in the IU School of Education – First Floor atrium by the library. Just east of the Jordan parking lot.
Explore process and content of The Wonderful Thing… 10:00 am-11:00 am / read aloud: 10:45
Quinton Gerard Stroud, IU PhD student, will share his experiences publishing his picture book about diversity and self-acceptance: The Wonderful thing about Yemaya
Explore process and content of Act Your Age 11:00 am-12:00 pm / read aloud: 11:00
Breanya Hogue, IU PhD student, will share her experiences publishing her picture book that reminds us to know and understand young people as individuals: Act Your Age, Shawn Trenell!
Poetry Reading & Open Mic: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Patsy Rahn, founding member and chairperson emerita of the Writers Guild at Bloomington, will read poems from her thought-provoking anthology The Grainy Wet Soul. This includes a free-flowing open mic time where you can read a poem you wrote, or read a poem by someone else. We will have poetry books available so you can find a poem to read.
DO IT YOURSELF: two great ways to use prompts to create a poem
These are on-going walk-up activities 9:30 am, to 1:30 pm
Book Spine Poetry
We’ll have books with vivid titles from the Ed Library’s collection. Grab the ones that speak to you, stack them up in a meaningful way, and document your #BookSpinePoetry on social media.
Exercise your right to Fair Use by repurposing a copied page in a book written by a nationally recognized Education scholar. You’ll scan the page and circle meaningful words; connect them in a visually compelling way; and document your #RedactedPoetry on social media.