Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Author Margriet Ruurs to kick off our 2008/09 Season in September

Summer is officially here, despite the cool temperatures. While the summer means kicking back with a cool drink and a good book for some of our Roundtable members, its a busy busy busy time for your steering committee. This is the time of the year when we evaluate the response to last year's programs, put together a budget for the upcoming year, and plan next season's program. Contacting, potential speakers, juggling their schedule along with the schedule of our venue, and applying for Canada Council grants are part of the summer work ahead. I am pleased to announce though that we have confirmation from our September speaker; Margriet Ruurs will be our season opener on Monday September 22. Margriet is a seasoned presenter, former school board trustee, and the author of nearly two dozen books for children. She hosts a writing column in the International Reading Association's quarterly journal, and is the editor for KIDSWWWRITE, a web magazine that publishes writing by children. Watch for more details. Margriet, who currently lives in Oregon, will be available to visit schools September 22, 23. Don't miss your opportunity to have Margriet visit your school. Please contact her at margriet@margrietruurs.com.