Conference FREE to West Linn - Wilsonville District Teachers, K-12. Please register so we know how many to expect.
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OCTE Fall Conference
On site registration price $115, includes OCTE membership.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
WILSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
6800 SW Wilsonvillle Rd • Wilsonville, OR 97070
“Wild Boy: No One Is Born to Lose”
Salisbury’s drive to write about the emotional journey that kids must take to become adults in a challenging and complicated world is evident throughout his work. Says the author: “I’ve thought a lot about what my responsibility is, or should be as an author of books for young readers. I don’t write to teach, preach, or criticize, but to explore. And if my readers vicariously experience story characters making choices, living with the consequences of those choices, and learning from them … then perhaps I will have done something worthwhile.”
His books — Blue Skin of the Sea, Under the Blood-Red Sun, House of the Red Fish, Eyes of the Emperor, Shark Bait, Jungle Dogs, Lord of the Deep, Island Boyz, Night of the Howling Dogs, and his very popular Calvin Coconut series — have been celebrated widely with praise and distinguished awards.
His latest book, Hunt for the Bamboo Rat, was an OCTE Oregon Spirit Book Award Winner in 2014.
Rent or buy the film adaptation of Under the Blood-Red Sun on amazon.
7:15-8:15 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
8:20-9:20 Concurrent Sessions
9:30-10:30 Concurrent Sessions II
10:40-11:30 Welcome Kathy Gregg
Keynote Graham Salisbury
11:30-12:10 OSB Awards
12:10-1:20 Exhibits, Lunch/Book Autographing
1:20-2:20 Concurrent Sessions III
2:30-3:20 Concurrent Sessions IV
3:30 Closing session distribute PDUs, Door Prizes
Directions to Wilsonville High School:
Is your organization interested in obtaining a space at our event? Please find more information at the following link: Exhibitor Contract
2015 Oregon Spirit Book Awards Announced:
Winner - Barbara Kerley - With a Friend by Your Side
Honor - Karl Newsom Edwards - Fly!
Winner - Bryn Fleming - Jasper and Willie: Wildfire
Honor - Roland Smith - Beneath
Winner - Fonda Lee - Zeroboxer
Honor - Teri Brown - Velvet Undercover
Honor - Tina Connolly - Seriously Wicked
Winner - Victoria Jamieson - Roller Girl
Honor - Matt Holm - Sunny Side Up
Winner - Deborah Hopkinson - Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs and Survivors in World War II Denmark
Honor - Barbara Herkert - Mary Cassatt
Test Your Author Knowledge
Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's eighth Poet Laureate
Governor Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs and Portland to a two-year appointment as Poet Laureate of Oregon. Woody will be Oregon’s eighth poet laureate since 1921. She succeeds Peter Sears, who has held the post since 2014.
To help celebrate Liz’s appointment, here’s one of her marvelous poems and some links to articles about her work and background.
Statesman Journal article
Willamette Week article
HAND INTO STONE
Someday the land will be our eyes and skin again.
—My grandmother, Elizabeth Pitt, 75 years old.
Her creped fingers,
teethmarked with red speckles,
held mine tight
as she showed our finger moons to me.
They grew together as snowy stones
scratching themselves sleepily.
She had long fingers
with the mobility of spiders.
I felt them at night
as they climbed my skin.
She wrapped us
in tight shells
with agate crystals.
We breathed our own breath
under this cover.
from Hand into Stone, Contact II Publications, 1988,
Winner of the American Book Award
from the Before Columbus Foundation