Lindsey Grant @ Fri, 2009-01-30 17:41
In her lengthy and well-researched article, writer Carol Pogash makes the YWP sound as awesome and successful as it is. In truth, it made me wish that I was once again an imaginative third grader that wrote about magical marmots and evil warthog lords. (Although there is nothing to keep me from writing about that in my next NaNo-novel, I suppose.)
I am pretty excited that such a well-regarded and widely distributed publication like Edutopia not only showcased our program, but captured the surprising and effective alchemy of kids and teens challenged to write as much as they can about anything they like. Three cheers for Tavia and all the inspiring educators and young novelists who participated in YWP 2008!