Highlights of Working at a Writer’s Wonderland – The Tour
by Jan Annino
I write this blog article as a coping mechanism
to soothe withdrawal, from leaving
a Writer’s Wonderland.
Last month I attended my first Highlights Foundation
Workshop for Children’s and Illustrators. A two-word
writing results summary is – terrific progress.
I hope the days there aren’t my last visit to the Highlights
nirvana for writers, editors, and illustrators.
Here today, from the recent Highlights Foundation
Workshop for writers of novels-in-verse, are my High Fives
about The Tour. Tomorrow’s blog article is about The Workshop.
My High Five Favorites at the Office – The Tour
A giant skull sits in the editor-in-chief’s office (ask about it on
Magazine editors work in an historic downtown former mayor’s home,
a building accented with high ceilings, big, built-in
bookcases, and tall windows.
Editor name plates are old Scrabble tile holders that display the
wood letters spelling first names. (Hello Joelle, Channing & everyone!)
All on the magazine staff answer mail from children; every piece of
child mail is answered.
Finally, my heart also melted when I saw that books created by
book friends (Lee Bennett Hopkins, Lisa Desimini, Irene Latham)
are so handy for reference.
Okay, so I gave you one more – that makes six. The Highlights
folks like to overdeliver and I feel we all carried that spirit
away with us.
I hope you can visit this blog again; tomorrow I expect to post High Five Favorites from the Workshop – The Work.
(printablenumbers.org a resource for educators, is much appreciated
for today’s numbers.)