Archive for January, 2011
The poster kind of says it all.
Do you have $7,000? Great! Let’s spend it.
This signed Joel Chandler Harris photograph is up for auction over on eBay. The starting bid is a mere $6,999.
The date of the photograph isn’t given, but I’d reckon it was taken in the mid-1890s during Harris’s pomade period.
If you’re feeling miserly, feel free to skip the signed photograph and go straight for the Joel Chandler Harris Anniversary Christmas Tree Balls:
At $19.99 these unused Balls are a steal, if a little fuzzy.
Are you a writer of some sort? Would you like to help a 5th or 6th grader become a published author? Do you know someone who would?
The Wren’s Nest is helping the KIPP Scribes record family stories for a new book, and we need your help.
Here’s how it works:
Once a week starting in February, you’ll meet 1-on-1 with a 5th grader at KIPP STRIVE Academy to help identify, record, and craft an important family story. It will look something like this:
Then, we’ll compile the stories together for a handsome publication. Finally, we’ll all have a party for the book’s debut at the Decatur Book Festival.
Sounds like fun, right? We need 30 of you, so don’t be shy.
Here’s what you need to do to help:
1. Attend an orientation session later this month.
2. Commit to 15 hours of service over a three month period.
3. Be available on Tuesdays between 3 and 4 pm.
4. Have some sort of writing experience. You needn’t be Tolstoy, mind you. If you think you may qualify, chances are you probably do. Last year we welcomed writers, lawyers, teachers, and workaday folks like me.
Need more convincing?
Even if this program isn’t for you, I bet you know someone who would love it. And chances are, they are totally clueless. Please forward this post along if you’d be so kind.