Had a double jaw drop this week, both times in relation to the Jornadinha Nacional de Literatura (National Literary Journey).
First, I found out I'll be speaking to 11,000 adolescents from 10 to 17 years old. I'll be speaking to groups of 1,100 at a time over two days. *gulp*... And I'll also be speaking to an auditorium full of "non-participants". I'm not sure yet what that entails.
Second, I saw the activity book that was put together for the event. It's here, with suggested activities for my work on pages 17 and 18. It's in Portuguese, but the suggested activies include watching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and splitting the students into groups to play an RPG! :O
My work is also referenced for teachers to open discussion about the different genres of speculative fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. :O :O :O
Wow... just... wow... This is territory where even my dreams have dared to tread. A chance to make a difference when it counts.
That second sentence is reading oddly to me. I probably should have left in the part about thinking that I knew you back when you wrote the farting llama story (assuming I'm remembering correctly that it was a farting llama and not a barfing monkey, or some other animal engaging in bodily functions.