western-virginia-university_1424182449It is always great to look back at author visits and lectures I have given over the years:

This one was very special:

Noted childrens author, poet to speak at WVU, public schools this week 

March 6th, 2000: Michael R. Strickland, a noted author, poet and anthologist for children and young people, will visit West Virginia University and area schools March 7-11 presenting poetry and conducting workshops as a visiting author-in-residence.

A Paul Robeson Fellow of the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education, Strickland was poetry consultant to”Literacy Place”and a trustee of the Maurice R. Robinson Fund, a foundation that awards grants to grassroots projects that directly affect the lives of children.


A resident of Orange, N.J., Strickland earned a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University and a masters of arts degree from Seton Hall University.

He is currently an assistant professor of literacy education at Jersey City University and a doctorate candidate in English at New York University.

His itinerary follows:

– See more at: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2000/03/06/3025#sthash.r2BRQ0XS.L24uVhmL.dpuf