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Literature Seminar deadline tonight!

Dear Readers,

Because the start of the school year is so hectic, I know that some of you perhaps intended to register for the seminar this Saturday, but never got around to it!  Since I had limited response and the group was small,  I decided to move the seminar to my home, for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment.  So I’m requesting that if you are planning on coming you would register no later than 5 pm tonight (September 15th) so that I can properly prepare for those that intend to be here.  I won’t be able to take any reservations after that. So don’t delay: you can register here.  So looking forward to spending time with old friends and making some new ones–all over great books!

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One week left to win free pass!

Dear Readers,

The offer for a free pass to my Literature Seminar in San Luis Obispo on September 18th expires in one week!  So if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, make sure to do so by next Monday.  If you get another friend to subscribe, your name can be entered twice to win!  Also, for those that are interested in the Orange County event–we have a definite date!  This seminar will take place on Saturday, October 16th.  We have also secured a facility, but are just waiting to hear back from another possibility before settling the exact location.  You can also be entered to win a pass to that seminar by subscribing to the blog, or getting a friend to.  We will be announcing the location in just a few days, so stay tuned!

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Win a free pass to the Literature Seminar!

Dear Readers,

On September 18th, in San Luis Obispo, I’ll be offering my very first day-long seminar on Children’s Literature.  If you would like to attend you can register here.  What I’d like to offer is an opportunity to win a free pass to the seminar (a $30 value) by subscribing to the blog. Or, if you’ve already subscribed to the blog, you can be entered to win the free pass by getting a friend to subscribe!  For every 10 new subscriptions I’ll throw in an additional free pass which will increase your chances of winning.  Now for those of you that live outside of a reasonable driving distance to San Luis Obispo, I will offer you the option of 5 CDs of my most recent presentations at the CHEA convention in July, or a free Genevieve Foster title. (See for all available Genevieve Foster titles).  Another additional option, if you live in the Southern California area you can win your pass to attend the upcoming literature training seminar there, which is slated to occur mid-October.  So here’s what you need to do:  if you’re already a subscriber, get a friend to sign up and both your name and your friend’s name will be entered into the drawing.  This offer will be available through the end of August for the San Luis Obispo Seminar and through September for the Southern California Seminar. Be sure to let me know which contest you’d like to enter. Then leave a comment here with your email address (and your friend’s) and I will respond back to you confirming that I’ve entered you into the contest.