Greg Artzner
Lynda Blankenship
Elizabeth Bloom
D.S. Cohen
Amy Crouse-Powers
Sandra Dutton
Biologists of the E.N. Huyck Preserve
Diane Gallo
Judge Helene G. Goldberger
Paul Grondahl
Kim and Reggie Harris
Audrey Hynes
Susan Jenks
Bryce Johannes
Pamela Katz
John La Rocca
Judy Lawson
Terry Leonino
Alice Lichtenstein
LYC Program of the NYSBA
Joe Maloney
Kelly Martin
Veronique Martin
Alison Miller
Linda Miller
Richard Miller
Kathleen OConnell
Penny Perkins
Bonnie Persico
Marylou Pudiak
Mary Rea
Mary Reed McCall
Mary Ann Ronconi
Bill Short
Art Thorman
Karina Walker
Mike Darwin Yerky
Bethany Zamek
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Amy Crouse-Powers

Amy is an education lecturer, writing teacher, and nature lover. She writes just about all day, every day. Her published writing ranges from poetry to college composition textbooks. At her day job, SUNY College at Oneonta, she regularly writes policies, promotional materials, instructional materials, and informational web sites.


Looking Closely, Finding Meaning: The Observational Essay

Each day brings so many opportunities to see the world and discover the meanings it holds for us. Students will spend the day focusing on an event, a moment, an observation, or a realization that holds meaning. We'll explore an idea through a number of writing exercises, and participants will leave with a first draft of an observational essay.

Using your Voice in your Community or School

Being a good citizen requires participation in community conversations. In local communities, these conversations take place in meetings such as the PTA or town council. A conversation might also occur on the Letters to the Editor page of the local newspaper. In this workshop, we will explore how to develop effective letters to the local newspaper and/or school publication: how to present an argument for or against a community issue of deep personal concern.

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