What a fun night!

Posted: March 13, 2011 in Reading
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Our Peak dinner, book discussion and author visit via Skype was just a blast last Wednesday night. Mr. Evans and I could not have pulled it off without the help of the amazing group of teachers who stayed to set up, serve and clean up at the end.

Roland Smith told wonderful stories about his life, shared his thoughts on climbing Mount Everest, welcomed climber Jordan Romero, and left us with some of the best advice on writing any student will ever hear. Jordan Romero, the youngest to summit Everest (age 13), joined in the discussion about 30 minutes into Roland’s visit, and shared his experience on top of the world, and how he is turning his dream of climbing the seven summits, into a reality. Simply amazing…


A recent entry from Roland Smith’s blog (with permission, of course!) from Lori Patterson on Vimeo.

  1. Sue Foss says:

    I very much enjoyed the skype session with Roland Smith and Jordan Romero. Some of the things I took away from the evening were the fun of sharing and talking about books, an enjoyable dinner conversation with a parent, and Roland Smith telling us how he gets up and writes 365 days a year. He told us you can’t wait for inspiration to write, you have to just get started.

    • Mrs. Patterson says:

      So glad you enjoyed the night! I also appreciated Roland’s comment about writing. It’s nice to know even a professional author needs to work at his craft on a daily basis!

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