AWA Newsletter: March 2019

Dear AWA friend,

I have always wanted to write, since about age four. I had no notion of “writer” as a profession. There were no books in our home, but my mother had a library card. She didn’t read to her children, but my younger siblings and I witnessed her reading after she put us down for naps. She read voraciously, lost in worlds constructed by words. Her reading habits communicated strongly that books were special.

AWA Newsletter: January 2019

January is ebbing fast, and I can’t say I’m sorry. I’m trying to gaze past our human turmoil, across the short, but bleak, weeks of February, to the light of spring.

The strengthening AWA community is a bright spot here and on the horizon, and your board and staff are well into preparation and planning for 2019 and beyond. Maureen, as training director, and Katie, as managing director, are, as always, our bedrock. Board officers for 2019–2020, elected in December 2018, are me (Lane Goddard) as chair; Sue Reynolds as vice-chair and treasurer, and Vicki Pinkerton as secretary.