School Visits

Meet­ing Alma Flor Ada

By glassvis­age

If you love to write and you have met an author, you know the thrill it brings. It’s like being a music lover and watch­ing your favorite artist not in a con­cert, but in the stu­dio. I lis­tened to a radio DJ speak­ing after a live per­for­mance of Melissa Etheridge in the stu­dio and the sen­sa­tion he got from it, the chill with every note groaned with her head laid back, even the feel­ing of her spit against his arm.

Well, lis­ten­ing to an author speak about the craft of writ­ing isn’t quite so raw as what I just described, I think, but the inspi­ra­tion and won­der is still there.

There is some­thing about an author that sparkles with a hum­ble glow… that mun­dane wis­dom, that intu­itive curios­ity. These are qual­i­ties I cer­tainly saw in Alma Flor Ada, children’s story and folk­tale writer…” More »