November 2, 2017
Northern Lights Academy, Teacher Workshops
Minnesota History Center
Monday, November 6th
I’ll be speaking on
Techniques and Sources for
Writing Historical Fiction
To sign up contact the MN History Center
Join us for our annual Northern Lights Academy! This conference-style workshop features sessions from content experts and Northern Lights teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions related to the Northern Lights curriculum and network with 100+ Northern Lights educators from around the state. Print and Interactive eBook users will find this workshop equally beneficial.
Sessions will focus on content and resources in the revised second edition of Northern Lights, published in summer 2013.
Category: Teacher education, Writing Classes
September 15, 2016
North Dakota Reading Association Fall Conf.
I’m looking forward to visiting with my friends from North Dakota at their fall conference in Fargo. And I’m excited to me a part of a historical fiction panel with Margi Preus.
Category: Reading Conferences, School Visits, Writing Classes
May 24, 2016
Though I enjoy visiting schools, and I appear at 50+ middle and elementary schools annually, I have to admit that working with students at Young Author’s Conferences is my favorite thing to do. It’s a privilege to work with students who have declared an interest in writing and the arts. In each and every session I can see the excitement in the young author’s faces and sense how eager they are to get started. As a bonus, I often get personal feedback from the kids, who share what a great experience it is for them.
I was recently at St. Ben’s College for a YA conference sponsored by Resource Training & Solutions and managed by Sandy Cordie. A student, who I’ll just call B to maintain his privacy, left a touching note on my desk:
Dear Mr. Durbin
Hi, My name is B. I’m from UK. I never really liked reading. When I read THE BROKEN BLADE I got inspired (instantly!). I never thought you would be my teacher! You inspired me to start writing and drawing. Thank you for being such an inspiration.
Now your student, B
Category: Student Writing & Art, Writing Classes, Young Author's Conferences
September 18, 2015
Still time to sign up for the Grand Marais Art Colony North Shore Readers and Writers Festival
Category: Writing Classes
August 25, 2015
I’ve been invited to be a part of the
North Shore Readers and Writers Festival:
A Minnesota Voice Lorna Landvik, Keynote Author
Grand Marais, Minnesota November 5 – 8, 2015
I’ll be teaching three writing workshops during the Festival. Here’s a link for registration if you’re interested.
Category: Writing Classes