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Podcast: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen Interview and Giveaway
Today we welcome one of the most prolific writers of children’s fantasy and poetry, Jane Yolen!

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When I began my freelance writing career, I chose the picture book genre. After all, my kids were small and I read dozens of them aloud per week. It didn’t take long to discover the writing of Jane Yolen. Jane’s books embody the best of the picture book genre. She uses language artfully, poetically. She gives the reader an immersive experience any time you come into contact with her words. She’s also in tune with a child’s sense of humor and wonder.

I also found a bird-watching companion in Jane! Her husband brought to their family a naturalist’s passion for the natural world. Jane took that passion and translated it into wonderful prose and poetry.

When Jane agreed to be interviewed for our humble podcast, I felt like a fan girl at a rock concert. It has been 20 years of admiration on my part that led to this wonderful conversation. Heidi Semple, Jane’s adult daughter, joins us as well. She and Jane have co-authored several books that feature birds, in fact!

Enjoy this rich exploration of poetry, writing, nature, and the celebration of family culture! I introduce to you: Jane Yolen.

Show notes are available as a free download! Sign up for them HERE.

Show Notes for Jane Yolen Podcast

 

Check out Jane’s written interview on the Poetry Teatime blog.

PLUS we have a FUN GIVEAWAY featuring Jane Yolen’s brand new book, Grumbles from the Forest, and two others! We also discovered one last Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz tea cozy and are including that too.

WE HAVE A WINNER:

Stacie Canales!

Congrats, Stacie! You will receive:

Grumbles from the Town
Grumbles from the Forest (NEW!)
You Nest Here with Me

…plus the LAST Poetry Teatime Tea Cozy called the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz (sold out pattern).

BONUS Surprise: Two bookmarks from Jane!

Enjoy!

Jane Yolen Book Giveaway

Name That Frog Contest!

Poetry Teatime Name That Frog Contest

Have you seen the fabulous but nameless frog in our Poetry Teatime tea cozy video? Said frog has been informed that she will never get a star on the Walk of Fame without a name. Learn below how you can help our frog plus enter to win fun teatime prizes!


 

Our frog would like a name with panache. Some of her favorite celebrity names are Napoleon, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Waikiki Beach. (Our frog admits that last one is a place and not a person, but she likes it anyway.)

  • Use this form to send us a suggested name for our Frog Brand Ambassador & Film Star.
  • Contest runs from July 19 – July 27, 2016 (midnight EDT).
  • Each entry will be tried on for size. The winner will be chosen by our star and her managers.

GRAND PRIZE (for the first person to enter the winning name): Poetry Teatime goodies to delight parents, kids, and famous amphibians alike.

The winner will be announced Friday, July 29th!

ENTER TODAY!

Poetry Teatime Contest Deadline is Tomorrow!

Poetry Teatime Contest

It’s not too late to enter our Poetry Teatime Contest for our Big Prize Bundle which includes
Poetry Teatime Companion

  • a cool Peruvian tea set (purchased in Peru!)
  • a gorgeous custom made tea cozy
  • lovely poetry books
  • plus a signed copy of our upcoming poetry anthology

How to enter

Enjoy Poetry Teatime with your kids.

  • Photograph it.
  • Write about it.
  • Share write-up and upload photo(s) to this form
    (upload a zip file for multiple images).

BONUS: Share your teatime on your social media site(s) with the hashtag #PoetryTeatimeContest. Include the link(s) on the form. Every share is an additional contest entry!

How to win

Submit entries by April 27, 2016 (midnight EDT).
Grand Prize winner (selected randomly) announced May 1, 2016.

Poetry Teatime Contest

Contest Ends Tomorrow
April 27, 2016 at midnight EDT

Enter Today!

#PoetryTeatimeContest

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting your Poetry Teatime gives Brave Writer the permission to publish your text and images on our blogs (Poetry Teatime, A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief), social media sites, and in Brave Writer and Poetry Teatime materials. Brave Writer employees and staff may not enter.

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Hip HS 2016

The Hip Homeschool Moms
Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Giveaway
is this week!

From Tuesday, April 25th until Thursday, April 28th, Brave Writer will be giving away 10 FREE copies of Exploring Poetry with Children ($14.95 value), so be sure to enter.

Exploring Poetry with ChildrenExploring Poetry with Children contains 4 weeks of poetry lessons using popular poems for children. It’s now illustrated and includes a new section on reading poetry aloud!

This digital product does not contain exercises in futility, hunting for images so subtle, you go cross-eyed in the search.

Rather, your kids will

  • depict a poem’s meaning through acting,
  • copy a poetic form,
  • create a visual poem using collected images,
  • and write limericks to amuse and amaze you!

Click here to join in the fun!

Introducing: Poetry Teatime website!

NEW Poetry Teatime website

Poetry + tea + treats = enchanted learning and magical family time!

The Brave Writer staff has been working hard on a very special project that we’ll unveil March 29th—a brand new website celebrating:

Poetry Teatime!

In the last several months, we’ve seen a groundswell of enthusiasm for the way poetry teatimes have enriched families’ lives. Our brand new site is a gift back to you and the burgeoning community. We’ll share all the details with you, but we’re especially excited about

  • poet interviews
  • ideas for themed teatimes
  • featured families from all over the world
  • yummy recipes!

Also, to celebrate the new website we’re holding a Poetry Teatime Contest! Prize goodies include

  • Decorative tea set
  • Tea and treats
  • Poetry books
  • Surprises!

PLUS everyone who signs up now for advance information about the upcoming contest will receive a FREE Poetry Teatime Quick Start Guide! Just click the image below!


Poetry Teatime Contest Info plus Quick Start Guide