Quantcast
Thalia Book Club Camp Blog : Recent Posts
+Blog Menu

About Thalia Book Club Camp Blog

Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from August, 2010

Thalia Book Club Camp comes to the end (sob)

By
Published on August 20, 2010

Happy and sad emotions fill me as I write the final post for book club camp -summer 2010.  I’m sad that camp is over, but it’s been a wonderful week, with many fascinating and fun author visits, lots of great writer’s tips learned, many new friends made, laughs shared  – and of course, books read.   I hope [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3, Day 4

By
Published on August 19, 2010

I can’t believe camp is coming to a close.  After a week of reading and writing, this morning’s drawing exercises proved to be an exciting change of pace.  Each camper was given an excerpt from Three cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson‘s memoir.  We discussed different methods used in creating visual representations of stories and then [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp — Week 3, Day 3!

By
Published on August 18, 2010

Wow!  What a jam-packed day!  This morning we began by talking about the Civil Rights Movement, in preparation for a visit by Kekla Magoon, author of The Rock and the River.  Madeline brought in transcripts from the 1986 PBS documentary series, “Eyes on the Prize,” and we all read aloud selections about some of the defining  [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3, Day 2!

By
Published on August 17, 2010

We spent the entire day today with Libba Bray, author of Going Bovine.  And what a day!  She started off telling us the answer to the question an author is inevitably asked: where do you get your ideas from?  She likened her process to the video game, Katamari, where a big, highly-adhesive ball rolls around [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3, Day 1!

By
Published on August 16, 2010

Today was the first day of the brand new Thalia Book Club Camp teen session.  It was great to see some old friends and meet the newcomers.  We started off the morning decorating our journals, getting to know each other’s names and sharing our favorite books.  After a short discussion of what to expect at [...]

Read More...

Last Day of Thalia Book Club: Week 2

By
Published on August 13, 2010

Another amazing week at the Thalia Book Club Camp came to it’s inevitable close today. Sad as this is for campers, counselors, and administrators alike, we were sure to go out with quite the literary bang. We started off the day with games and drama activities to prepare for a visit from Dan Poblocki, author of [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2, Day 4!

By
Published on August 12, 2010

Is it really the second to last day already?! Today Linda Sue Park, author of Keeping Score and Newbery winner A Single Shard came to talk to us about her background, baseball, and writing in general.  We prepared for her visit by playing some theater games, including a partner game in which an established relationship [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp: Wednesday

By
Published on August 11, 2010

Another amazing day at Camp! Today we met Polly Shulman, author of The Grimm Legacy, who took us to the New York Public Library and talked to us about  her process as a writer and led us in a few exercises related to her book. In the morning, we played a game involving grouping small [...]

Read More...

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2, Day 2!

By
Published on August 10, 2010

Another fun day at camp! We started the day by reading a scene, in preparation of author George O’Connor’s visit, from his book Zeus: King of the Gods.  The scene was about how the Olympians came full-grown out of their father Kronos the Titan’s mouth. At 9:30, George O’Connor arrived and talked about his longstanding [...]

Read More...

Thalia Kids Book Club Camp: Week 2 begins!

By
Published on August 9, 2010

Week 2 of the Thalia Kids Book Club Camp started off with a bang! We had a very busy first morning of introductions, games, camp guidelines, and general book-related merriment. We saw old friends and met some new faces, decorated journals and drew cartoons, filled out puzzles, and wrote short pieces with inspiration taken from [...]

Read More...