Former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has selected a poem from Wyatt Townley’s new book, THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES, for his syndicated column, American Life in Poetry. Kooser’s column appears in hundreds of newspapers nationwide and enjoys a readership of 3,000,000. See the link here: http://www.
And the good news continues: THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES won the Nelson Poetry Book Award!
A review of Wyatt Townley’s THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES ran recently in The Emporia Gazette. Read the review here: http://www.flyoverpeople.net/
Congratulations to Anola Pickett and Wyatt Townley! These Heartlanders are finalists for the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence, sponsored by the Kansas City Branch of the American Association of University Women. The award recognizes excellence in writing by local authors.
Pickett’s middle grade historical fiction Wasatch Summer was published by by Bonneville Books, April 2011. Townley’s The Afterlives of Trees is a collection of poems published by Woodley Press in 2011.
Authors Anola Pickett and Charlotte Adelsperger were classroom presenters at Mill Creek Elementary School in Shawnee Mission School District on February 17, 2012. Left: Charlotte visits with fourth graders after her presentation. Right: Anola and Charlotte at the school’s Creative Communication Workshop event, as Anola displays her children’s novel, Wasatch Summer.
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CROSSING THE TRACKS won the 2011 Writer’s League of Texas Award for Best Book for Young People! Find out more here: http://www.writersleague.org/contests/book-awards.htm
Anola Pickett is pleased to announce the Kansas City launch of her historical middle grade novel Wasatch Summer will be Friday, May 20 at our wonderful independent bookstore The Reading Reptile. She also will answer questions about “Writing Believable Historical Characters” during ICL’s Writer’s Retreat next week, April 19-21. Drop in and ask her a question at institutechildrenslit.net.
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