April 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
IU School of Education Atrium

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.


Author Events

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.


 Redacted Poetry

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.



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