I’m heading to Providence this afternoon for the 6th annual WE LEARN conference. This year we’re focusing on developing leadership — in our students, in ourselves. Tomorrow night we’re having a reading of student writings on transformation and the release party of Empowering Women Through Literacy ¹. I’m excited about the book because it’s a great way to get WE LEARN’s name out and get people (you know, the four who buy the book!) talking about women’s literacy … but also because Chapter 13 is mine! Yes, really. And about a quarter of another chapter is mine, too. I’ve been a little quiet about it because it hasn’t exactly seemed real, but now it’s coming out so I can’t really be in denial about it any longer!
I’m happy to be going to Rhode Island. I can use the mini-break from my office, and I love, love, love the ladies of WE LEARN. I always have a wonderful time when I go to these conferences. There are few things that are more affirming and fun.
¹ Let me be the first to say, however, that this book is stupidly over-priced. Not that the writing in the book isn’t valuable, interesting, important … but cloth for more than $70? Get real. I find the pricing offensive. Maybe even moreso because none of the writers will see a penny of the profits. Ok, don’t get me started!