Writer’s Soup

Posted in Random at 10:20 pm by Janet

Last Friday night I went to that fake Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, the Zena Sutherland Lecture at the Chicago Public Library, to see Christopher Paul Curtis speak. I was so worried that CPC wouldn’t be as funny as his books. Thankfully, Mr. Curtis did not let us down. He told some hilarious stories and some poignant stories about his childhood, centered on his mother. Many of these stories inspired episodes in his books. The lecture, like some of his books, was humorous while dealing with serious topics and successful at it to boot. Thanks for being funny, Christopher Paul Curtis!

If CPC ever comes to your town, go see him!

An extra and fantastic perk of the event was seeing library school friends, coworkers, and my mom.

Coming soon, I promise: teen books with mythological tie-ins

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