Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman to Speak at Perrot

Mary Ann Hoberman being appointed Children's Poet LaureatePerrot is pleased to host the national Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, at 7:30 P.M. She will speak about the importance of poetry in children's lives.

Mary Ann Hoberman has written many children's books and won a number of awards, including the National Book Award for Children's Literature.

In Hoberman's own words:

“I have always loved language and particularly language as manifested in poetry. From as far back as I can remember, I was making up little songs and stories and verses for my younger brother, my dolls, and most particularly for myself. And from my earliest childhood I knew I wanted to be a writer.But it was only when I had children of my own that my desire found a focus in writing poetry for children. This is the vocation that allows me to bring together everything that delights me about language-- rhyme, rhythm, repetition, word play-- and to pass it along to new generations of children. I'm now an old woman but the children are always young!”

For more information please visit Mary Ann Hoberman's website at:

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