Heya DC friends: Laura Lee will be at Awesome Con this weekend!  Please come say hello. :-) Plus she’ll have new mini-books for sale!

It took place over 8 weeks at Otter Valley Union Middle School in Burlington, Vermont with teacher Kim Hewitt.  (You can read more about this program’s backstory and my visit to them a couple months ago HERE.)  The kids really enjoyed it, and so did us grown-ups! Each week students read a chapter from the book, followed by discussion and a hands-on activity.

For example, they drew a mini-comic and played different drawing games…

…they made collages and drew in their sketchbooks.

For the final session of the after-school club, I Skyped with the kids so they could ask me questions and show me drawings they had made.

And I even got some drawings in the mail, which I love! These were fanciful creatures they invented.

It looks like we’ll hold this program again next year, so it’ll be a nice opportunity to refine the program further in the same location with the same teacher. Thanks for helping us make this happen, Artners Kim and Larken!

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…guess who is in this month’s Justine Magazine!!

Estella’s Revenge gives Will & Whit a nice review!

We can’t resist a good hurricane metaphor….

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April is School Library Month, so go check out some books! And check out this great headshot by the lovely Jasmina Tomic.

ARTners are inspired by each other to create new ways of doing things!

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The new Will & Whit song “Blue Crush” performed this weekend by Joey Michael and Aimee Moody! Video of all the amazing performances coming soon. (at Telegraph Gallery)

Artners hit the chalkboard wall this weekend on the Downtown Mall!  (This is the same wall featured in chapter headings in the book Will & Whit)

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Artner love on Juliet’s birthday! (at Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall)

WILL & WHIT gets a great shout out in this article in YALSA’s lit blog The Hub! Yeah, we’re crafty all right.

We <3 this version of Lights On (ascap) featuring Morgan Stouffer as Will and Madison Baker as ghost background vocals. Both are roommates and 2nd semester Musical Theatre students at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and will graduate in February 2015.