Cornell University: In A Word ft. Joanie Mackowski & Elisha Cohn, In Conversation

The Cornell University Creative Writing Program presents the In a Word series. This will showcase the Creative Writing Program’s influences and contributions to the literary world by its dedicated faculty of fiction writers and poets. Poet Joanie Mackowski will read and converse with scholar Elisha Cohn about their work. Refreshments and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell TRANS*forming Literature: A Reading & Conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley

The Cornell University Department of English presents TRANS*forming Literature: A Reading & Conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley. The Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series wraps up with a reading and conversation with:
Ryka Aoki: Poet, Novelist, & Composer
Helen Boyd: Writer & Educator
Ely Shipley: Poet

Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Readers’ Series Event with Quincy Troupe

QUINCY TROUPE is the award-winning author of twenty books, including ten volumes of poetry (including Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2003 Milt Kessler Poetry Award and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of poetry in 2002), three children’s books, and six works of nonfiction. Co-author with Miles Davis of Miles: the Autobiography; Earl the Pearl with Earl Monroe; The Pursuit of Happyness, with Chris Gardner; and the editor of James Baldwin: The Legacy. Also the author of Miles and me, a memoir of his friendship with Miles Davis, which is has been made into a major motion picture scheduled for release in fall 2018, for which Troupe wrote the screenplay. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. and his awards include the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the 2014 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flowers.

Cornell University Reading by Julie Schumacher

The Cornell University Department of English presents a book reading by writer Julie Schumacher as part of the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Series. Julie Schumacher (MFA Cornell 1986) is the author of nine books, including the national bestseller Dear Committee Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is the only woman to have won the Thurber Prize. Schumacher’s first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle for Higher Education. Most recently, she is the author of Doodling for Academics – a Coloring and Activity Book, and of the forthcoming novel The Shakespeare Requirement.

Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading ft. J. Robert Lennon & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

The Cornell Department of English presents the Richard Cleveland Memorial Reading, featuring J. Robert Lennon, fiction writer, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, poet. Part of the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series at Cornell University. The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading was created in 2002 by family and friends of Richard Cleaveland, Cornell Class of ’74, to honor his memory. Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell University Poetry Reading by Julie Sheehan

Cornell University Dept. of English presents the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series. The series kicks off with a reading by poet Julie Sheehan, Distinguished Visiting Writer of the Cornell University Department of English for the Spring 2018 Semester. Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids

One in five American children has a hard time learning to read. Many of these kids have dyslexia. There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn, and a federal law that’s supposed to ensure that schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place. This APM Reports documentary investigates why and explores how improving things for dyslexic kids could help all students learn to read better.

Kids' Book Fest Promises Fun for Families

Editor’s Note: Last October, the Family Reading Partnership of Owego-Apalachin was recognized by the community as a local American Graduate Champion.  The organization strives to create a culture of literacy for the community it serves.  Family Reading Partnership of Owego-Apalachin is about to host its annual Kids’ Book Fest event and we sat down to talk with Kristin Barton, coalition President.  

Can you provide an overview of the event and talk logistics? Our fourth Kids’ Book Fest “Fairy Tales Do Come True” will be on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10am-2pm and it will be held at Owego Elementary School 2 Sheldon Guile Blvd.

'Read Across America' 2016 Arrives

Every year, on March 2nd, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday as Read Across America Day. We’ve assembled a few online resources to help you celebrate Seuss-style and to encourage families to read together. Dr. Seuss Crafts Roundup from PBS Parents features adorable, low-cost craft ideas for the early learner! Are you a busy parent and short on time? PBS KIDS has compiled this online Reading Activity Calendar full of simple, easy ideas for you to incorporate at home! Co-watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!  on WSKG TV (Monday-Friday at 1:30pm) and follow up with an online game.

Judith's Happy Chanukah

Whyatt is excited to have been invited to Red’s Gramma’s house to celebrate Chanukah, but doesn’t know much about the holiday. To learn more, the Super Readers jump into the book Judith’s Happy Chanukah where they meet Judith, who loves Chanukah so much that she can’t wait to share it with her new friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about holiday traditions. Kids will play with the alphabet and identify the letters C, O, I, N, and S. They’ll learn the word LATKES, rhyme -OIL words, and use the power to read to change the story and make both Red’s and Judith’s Chanukah celebrations special. Watch on WSKG TV on December 9th!