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We Were Writing in Red Wing!

By September 16, 2019May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

At the 20th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

The Kerlan Friends from the University of Minnesota Children’s Literature Research Collection shared Writing Boxes and writing with children and teens.

Writing Boxes: the Reading /Writing Connection by Lisa Von Drasek

We made Heart Maps

a grandmother’s heart map

writing together mother and child

Making a heart map

Making Books

Kerlan Friend and Children’s Book Writer John Coy sharing his heart map.


It is easy to make a Heart Map. What do you love? Write or draw or dictate or stamp. (Georgia Heard, Heart Maps)

Family writing

Family writing

It’s a Book!

To free-download or buy the print edition



We Write Again at the Twin Cities Book Festival


The 19th Annual Twin Cities Book Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
10:00am-5:00pm • FREE Admission

AND free transportation

Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival, the largest one-day book gathering in the region, features hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of presenting authors from near and far, special children’s and youth programming, and endless curiosities for all ages—all in a massive celebration of our vibrant Minnesota literary culture.

Be a volunteer!


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