Steven Cousins (Author - Grade 2) September 2010
Inspired by the movie Frankenstein, bug-lover Adam Cricklestein
Linda Gerber (Grades 7-12 - MS & HS) October 2010
Mrs. Gerber had lunch with students in the Middle School and met with the HS Book Club.The conversation ranged from her new book to messages in the media. It was a wonderful session!
Linsey Pollak Musician October 18-19, 2010
Margi Preus (Author - Grades K, 2 and 4/5) October 20, 2010
Kuniko Yamamoto (Storyteller - Grades K-5 and 9-12) November 23 and November 29, 2010
Christian Swenson (Performance Artist - Grades K-5) December 2010
Mark Greenwood (Author - Grades 4,5 ) and Frane Lessac (Illustrator - Grades K-3)
Excerpt from Bob Williams' review of Border Town
"Wright excels at the exploration of popular culture. He writes well of comix, jazz, and the media. He is still enough of a hippy to deplore the world’s sad path to a reactionary and repressive right. He is not only worth reading on this score, he has found an artistically satisfying platform for his discourse."
Mr.Wright will be our guest author in a panel discussion on manga and anime.
March 2011 – Sherryl Clark (Grades 3 and 5)
New Zealand born author of 2011 Sakura medal book "Tracey Binns is Trouble" Sherryl Clark visited ASIJ as part of her Japanese tour during which she ws the guest of honor at the Sakura brainbowl final. Sherryl talked about her books with students in grades 3 and 5 and hosted book clubs about her vesre novel Motormouth and "One Perfect Pirouette".
Playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced in more than 45 states, as well as in Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award, the Hyperion One Act Award, the Weinberger Playwright Residency and the Interact and Charlotte Rep New Play festivals, and he has worked with such companies as the Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA, Moving Arts and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.
May 2011 - Poetry Alive! (k-5)
Two performers from Poetry Alive! will be visiting ASIJ in May. Their specialty is bring poetry alive by acting out, and they do in the most engaging and entertaining ways. During their 3 day residency at ASIJ the Poetry Alive! team will putting on a show for the whole elementary school and then work in small groups with students in grades 5 who are starting up their poetry unit at this time.
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