Thursday, January 08, 2009

Central Ohio Bloggers Gathering

First of all, we're going to have to find a new name, because Central Ohio Bloggers doesn't quite cover it anymore. It occurred to us that the Kidlitosphere is more than just bloggers -- it is authors and illustrators and poets, too. In keeping, we expanded our invitations this time. I'm thinking: Our Local Kidlitosphere. Any other suggestions?

Our next gathering is January 26 -- Newbery Announcement Day. We will meet at 5:00 at Cover to Cover to dish with Sally and Beth and Karen (the CTC crew) about the winners and the honor books and the how-could-they-not-have-picked-that-ones, and then at about 6:00, we will head over to the NorthStar Cafe on High near Henderson for a yummy dinner.

Here's our rsvp list so far:

The Usual Suspects
A Year of Reading
Literate Lives
Creative Literacy
Authentic Learner

Local Authors
Amjed Qamar
Linda Staneck
Julia DeVillers (unless she has to go to D.C. to do some research for her next book)

Trying to Finagle Her Work Schedule
Caterwaulling (CML Librarian)

Waiting to Hear
Tim Bowers

Can't Come This Time, But We'll Keep Them on the List For Next Time
My World-Mi Mundo
Pat Lewis
Margaret P. Haddix
Nancy Pimm

People Who Are Wondering Why They Weren't Invited
You? (If so, you are now officially invited, and we apologize for our goof. You may leave your rsvp and contact information in the comments, or you can contact us off blog -- our email is in the sidebar.)


  1. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Hope you'll share about the gathering for your out-of-state readers. I made my first visit to Ohio this summer; we went to Cleveland and then Bowling Green for a wedding.

    Sara Ralph
    Media Coordinator
    Asheboro, NC

  2. My trip to DC is now tentatively in Feb so...I think I will be there! Look forward to it! Julia

  3. Oh...I see this posting and I am just wiggling in my chair. I can't believe I am going to miss this! I am going to consider "talking" to my professor about how important this is for me...maybe I can get out of class this ONE time..

  4. AGGGHHHH! I too have to miss out! I'll be fulfilling my assistant coaching duties for my son's basketball team! Do they serve granola for dinner at North Star?

  5. Anonymous12:57 PM

    I'm working on having a Fab logo designed for the Central Ohio KidLit bloggers. Hoping for big reveal that night. Also have invited Carol Price who hopes to be up and blogging by then!


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