For episode #97 we talk to Alex Trivas, an English teacher at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California and the creator of One Billion Poets, a new website that uses social networking tools to expose teens to poetry.

OneBillionPoets.com

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After listening to the podcast, please take a look at the website OneBillionPoets.com and let us know what you think in the comments section. Alex also published a helpful article listing writing prompts and exercises that can be used in the classroom and in conjunction with his site.

 

 

For Episode #96 we talk to librarian and YALSA member Jesse Karp about the release of his first published novel, a Young Adult story entitled Those That Wake.

Interview with Jesse Karp

For more information on Jesse, his novel and other upcoming projects please check out his website beyondwhereyoustand.com.

If’  you prefer, you may go to the YALSA Podcast Site, download the Mp3 file and listen to it on the Mp3 player of your choice. To avoid missing future episodes, add the feed to Itunes or any other rss feed tracker.

This week’s episode concludes the podcast’s coverage of the YALSA 2011 election. This week’s guest are Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin, who are both running this year for spots on the YALSA Board of Directors.

Interviews with Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin

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Voting this year will open up on March 16. You can prepare your votes ahead of time by checking out the’ sample ballot and some of the’ previous coverage on the YALSA blog and YALSA Podcast.

 

This week’s episode continues the podcast’s ongoing coverage of the YALSA election. This week’s guest is Jack Martin, one this year’s two candidates for President-Elect of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interview with Jack Martin

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

Voting this year will open up on March 16. You can prepare your votes ahead of time by checking out the sample ballot and some of the previous coverage on the YALSA blog and YALSA Podcast.

This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  This week’s guest is Mary Hastler, one of this year’s candidates for President-Elect of YALSA’s Board of Directors. Please visit this earlier post for the full slate of candidates running this ‘ year.

Interview with Mary Hastler

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This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guests this time are Jerene Battisti and Penny Johnson, who are both running this year for Fiscal Officer of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interviews with the 2011 YALSA Fiscal Officer Candidates

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This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guests this time are Krista McKenzie and Sarajo Wentling, who are both running this year for the office of Secretary of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interviews with 2011 Candidates for YALSA Secretary

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You can find the full ballot of everyone running this year online here. Voting this year begins in March.

This episode starts the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guest for this episode is Christian Zabriskie, a librarian in the Queen’s district of New York City and one of this year’s candidates for YALSA Board of Directors.

Interview with YALSA Board of Directors Candidate Christian Zabriskie

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

You can find the full ballot of everyone running this year online here. Voting this year begins in March.

Our guest for episode 88 is Terri Snethen, Chair for ‘ the 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults selection committee. Hear how it all came together for the committee in it’s inaugural year.

YALSA Podcast#88

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After listening to the podcast, you can check out the committee’s work by seeing what made’ this year’s list.

This episode’s guest is Katie Robbins of Figment, a new website devoted to Young Adult literature and creative writing for teens.

krobbins_figment.mp3

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If you have a chance to check out Figment’s site, come back and let us know what you think in the comments field of this post. You may follow the links below to find Figment’s site as well as other resources mentioned in the episode.

Figment

Figment News Blog

Figment Review Blog

NY Times Article on Figment’s launch