Mason CLC welcomed published author Anna Egan Smucker

Mason CLC welcomed published author Anna Egan Smucker this past Thursday. Mrs. Smucker read from her books, and spoke to the students by grade level about the writing process.

She and students looked at one of her “sloppy copies”, the first draft of any of her books, and she and students counted through all the rough drafts of one of her books (28!). She stressed the importance of never giving up, and how even adults edit and rewrite to make their writing stronger.

Mrs. Smucker ended the day by meeting with parents and talked about the value and importance of reading to your children at home. She encouraged summer reading programs, library visits, and reading and writing at home. Afterwards, students and parents both shared how much they enjoyed meeting the author.