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- Signing in Storytime or the Classroom (6 week eCourse) begins March 2, 2020 Sign Language for Children in Storytime or in the Classroom: A Practical Guide eCourseInstructor: Kathy MacMillan, NIC, M.L.S.Asynchronous eCourse featuring 6 weeks of lessons (Participants will have 12 weeks to complete course materials)$250 (discounts available for ALA members and bulk registrations)Estimated Hours of Learning: 30 (Certificate of Completion available upon request) American Sign Language is most…
- Reading From Sea to Shining Sea at TownMall of Westminster (MD) March 7, 2020 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm TownMall of Westminster, 400 N Center St, Westminster, MD 21157, USA Celebrate Read Across America from 9am-3pm with games,activities, giveaways and more! Author Kathy MacMillan will be on hand from 10 am-noon signing her books Nita's First Signs, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Sword and Verse, and Dagger and Coin. This event is coordinated by the Carroll County Education Association.
- The Great ASL Mystery at Chantilly Regional Library (Chantilly, VA) March 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA Geared to ages 6-12. Where did American Sign Language come from? Flex your fingers and join in the hunt for clues as sign language detective Kathy MacMillan leads silly stories, songs, and more. Kathy is the author of Nita’s First Signs and Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together.
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Category Archives: On Life
I just got back from my favorite August event – an epic two-week camping trip that my son and I take every year. This year we started at the absolutely mystical Fairy Stone State Park in Virginia: Then … Continue reading
Back in May, I was honored to participate in a panel about the experiences of women in publishing, media, and broadcasting at Balticon 51. The other panelists were Nuchtchas, Lisa-Anne Samuels, and Veronica Giguere, and John Walker moderated. You can hear the panel … Continue reading
This writing thing can really knock you on your butt sometimes. Twice this year I got caught up in the maelstrom of negative thoughts, putting so much pressure on myself that I pushed myself to the brink of an abyss … Continue reading
Warning: This post discusses Sword and Verse and its sequel, and contains minor spoilers for the first book. Skip it if you hate that sort of thing! They say that reading a book changes you. Writing one does too. When … Continue reading
My son and I just got back from an epic 2-week camping trip to Tennessee and Arkansas. For 2 glorious weeks, I did not work on anything and did not check even one email. Here are some pictures from the … Continue reading
I’ve posted a round-up of the most common questions I get about Sword and Verse, my writing process, and my favorite stuff. Which Hogwarts House would I be Sorted into? Do I write longhand on a computer? What’s my favorite … Continue reading
A few things I am grateful for, in no particular order: 1) My family, especially my ten-year-old son, who gets excited about publishing stuff even when he doesn’t understand it and who regularly gives me pep talks without even realizing … Continue reading
Dawn Babb Prochovnic, author of the “Story Time with Signs and Rhymes” series, was kind enough to interview me on her blog about Little Hands and Big Hands and signing with children: An Interview with Kathy MacMillan I initially entitled … Continue reading