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Fall Conference 2004

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October 14-15, 2004 - MSTA Conference Days

Featuring Keynote:
Kendall Haven
-Award Winning Author & Master Storyteller

A senior research scientist turned award-winning author and storyteller, Haven has become a recognized expert on the structure of stories and on the use of stories in education. At you can order term papers that focus on his biography and ask them to make sure to include all significant details.

Performed for over 2 million children and 800,000 adults in 42 states over 20 years of telling, and has won numerous awards both for his story-writing and story-telling. Haven has conducted workshops for 20,000 teachers and 70,000 students from 900 schools in 20 states on powerful, break-through strategies for teaching narrative writing. He is a nationally recognized expert on story structure and on the use of story in education, and has performed at over 40 national conferences and festivals, 100 state level events, and 50 corporate and professional conferences.

Published 20 books and dozens of articles with over 1,000,000 words in print. Recent releases include two instructional books on the use of story: Write Right!, on teaching creative writing, and Super Simple Storytelling, on using and teaching storytelling. Other recent releases include one children's fiction novel, two science story-activity resource books, and eight collections of themed historically-accurate stories: Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers, New Year's to Kwanzaa, Amazing American Women, Marvels of Science, Marvels of Math, Voices of the American Revolution, That's Weird! Stories of Amazing Science Mysteries, and Voices of the American Civil War.

Featuring Guest Author - Maryland Author's Luncheon:
Jacqueline Woodson
-Award Winning Author

Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio but was raised in Greenville, South Carolina and Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of a number of books for children, young adults and adults. She has received numerous awards for her writing including a Coretta Scott King Award, an LA Times Book Prize both for Miracle's Boys and two Jane Addams Peace Awards. In spite of writing full time Jacqueline also works with the National Book Foundation's Summer writing camp where, along with three other Writers in Residence, she teaches creative writing to young people from under served communities. Jacqueline currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Her YA titles include: The Dear One, The House You Pass On the Way, Lena, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, Miracle's Boys, and If You Come Softly. Middle grade titles include: Locomotion, Last Summer with Maizon, Maizon at Blue Hill, and Between Madison and Palmetto. Picture books include: We Had a Picnic this Sunday Past, The Other Side, Sweet, Sweet Memory, Our Gracie Aunt, and Visiting Day. For more on Jacqueline Woodson, visit her web site at:

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Also Featuring: Great Conference Sessions! - The Maryland Author's Luncheon
Vendor's Exhibit - Dinner Theatre Evening at Toby's featuring Miss Saigon

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