Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Local Author Book Club Opportunity

Alpine School District, in Utah County, is offering a course called "Teaching Through Literature Discussions"  that is essentially a book club centered on how to share books with students.  While this is geared towards educators, I contacted the district to see if it is open to the community, and the answer is yes!

The course will cost $50, but includes all six books, which will mainly be directed by the authors!  Yes, it looks like the authors will be the ones involved with sharing their books in these discussions.

So far, the schedule and presentations are:
  1. September 23rd:  Chris Crowe, Getting Away With Murder
  2. November 11th:  Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door
  3. January 20th:  Ally Condie, Matched
  4. February 17th:  Not announced
  5. March 17th:  Not announced
  6. April 7th:  Not announced

Whether you are looking to work on recertification, getting a college credit, or simply reading some great books, this sounds like an amazing opportunity!  If you're interested, you can sign up with Alpine School District on their Professional Development  main page.  Also, you can email me and I can send you a copy of the flyer that was distributed.

We discussed the best way to distribute the books (since they will be sent to the individual schools) and determined that you can either have them sent to me and we can arrange something, or they can be picked up directly from the School District in American Fork.

This should be a great opportunity to read some of our local authors.  If you're interested, and you think it might fit into your schedule, check it out!  You can contact me if you have any questions.


  1. Holy cow, how fun! Sounds like a great opportunity. How sweet are you to spread the word and help make it open to others.

  2. Oh, boy! I truly want to do this! I'm off to check my calendar ...

  3. Oooh. This sounds great. I'd really like to join, if possible. I'm especially looking forward to Matched. Thanks for pointing this out.

  4. Debbie--Thanks! I hope you can come! I know it's a bit much to get the books, etc., but the first one was great.

    Alisonwonderland--I'm glad you joined us!!!

    Jessica--It would be great to have you join! :)