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Celebrities speak to the importance of writing,  the National Day on Writing, and the National Gallery of Writing.

Glenda BurgessGlenda Burgess
Novelist Glenda Burgess speaks abouthow to help the writing find you.  Listen Here




Jacqueline JulesJacqueline Jules
Teacher, librarian, children's author, and poet Jacqueline Jules describes her passion for writing a poem.  Listen Here



Sarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy, author of the Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico, talks about how "a day without writing is like a day without food."  Listen Here

Katherine PatersonKatherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson speaks about the gift of readers she's received from her writing.  Listen Here



Cynthia Leitich SmithCynthia Leitich Smith
Children's and young adult author Cynthia Leitich Smith speaks of how she writes both what she knows and what she likes to read.  Listen Here



Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing
Children's book adult author Natasha Wing speaks of how she writes because she's a very curious person.  Listen Here






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