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Friday, April 19, 2013

unplug & read!

Screen-Free Week is almost here! Random House is encouraging everyone to make the pledge to "unplug and read". Thanks to Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for spreading the word and their lovely review and feature of I Haiku You .

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

I Haiku You poetry month giveaway!

April is national poetry month! Join me all month in tweeting a haiku a day for a chance to win a signed copy of my picture book I Haiku You! To enter, follow @betsysnyderart on Twitter and tweet your original haiku (in 5 syllable/7 syllable/5 syllable format) with the hash tag #ihaikuyou. One entry per person per day.

Sample tweet below:

Teachers, have your class play along! For a classroom submission, tweet "HAIKU KIDS #ihaikuyou" and attach an image (.jpeg or .pdf) of all your students' haiku (photo or text, whatever works). Each student will get their own entry—one entry per student per day. Just for fun, I'll also share student submissions via Twitter and/or a special blog post.

Entries accepted through April 30, 2013. A winner will be selected randomly on May 1 and contacted via Twitter by May 7. Please spread the word and pass it on—happy haiku-ing! 

For general info on writing haiku: