Sharing Stories in Person: CELEBRATE This Week: 141

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! 

Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details hereCelebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. 

Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.


I love getting to work alongside teachers and coaches as we figure out how to teach writers even better than the day before. I’m fortunate to spend my days with teachers who open their classroom doors to me year after year. In addition, I’ve been blessed with the privilege to work with educators across the country. I started the week with the Missouri Reading Initiative. They’re passion and curiosity was contagious and the days flew by.

elsie is one of the trainers for MRI and an amazing hostess. She and her husband spoiled me as their house guest. I tried to savor as many moments as possible. elsie made me her famous grilled cheese and a perfect cup of coffee. We had taco night with the other trainers and went out for Korean food served in hot stone bowls. We tried to sit outside as much as possible (but storms rolled through) and we stayed up and talked. 

I love getting to share stories with elsie through blogging and in person.

Speaking of sharing stories in person — who is planning to attend the All-Write 2016 Summer Conference? I can’t wait for our paths to cross!


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  1. Sharing stories is always such a fun event especially when it is a PJ party. I love the smiles in the photo, Ruth. Unfortunately, I will not be at All Write this year. I have two other events on either side: Wonder Lead Ambassadors Retreat at Wonderopolis Headquarters in Louisville and #ILA16. You will be at that conference, right? Let me know so we can meet up in the Exhibit Hall again.

  2. Hmmm, your photos look a lot like mine today. 🙂 We loved having you here, hope it will not be the only time in our lives. See you in June!