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Presentations and Recommendations

November 3, 2012 in Writer's Workshop by Claire Rudolf Murphy

I enjoy presenting to students, teachers, librarians, parents, and writers of any age and look forward to the possibility of visiting your school, library, or conference sometime soon. Since my books cover a wide range of reading levels, I can tailor my presentations to the interests of students, grades K-12. I also enjoy giving workshops for teachers, librarians, parents, and college students. Additional school visit information packet is available upon request. “Collaboration with writers of any age can be very powerful. What we professional writers do is what student writers can do, too – discover our voices, write about what
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by Annette

‘My Writing Process’ Blog Tour

June 10, 2014 in Blog by Annette

My friend Kelly Milner Halls recently participated in the Writing Process Blog Tour and asked children’s poet laureate Kenn Nesbitt and me to join her on the tour, answering a few questions about our writing process. I invited faculty writer Swati Avashti and alum Tamera Will Wissinger, members of the Hamline University MFAC community, to follow me on this blog tour. Next week you can read about what they are working on and how and why they write what they do. Blog Tour Links: Kelly Milner Halls’ writing process Ken Nesbitt’s writing process  THE QUESTIONS: What am I currently working on? I usually
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by Annette

Book Party at Aunties

May 29, 2014 in Blog by Annette

My latest book, My Country Tis of Thee, launches June 3. To celebrate, Aunties Bookstore in Downtown Spokane is hosting a book party. Saturday, June 7 at 4pm Auntie’s Bookstore at 402 W Main Ave, Spokane WA. I have invited local choirs to come perform music from the book, and prizes will be awarded to participants who write their own lyrics to ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee.’ RSVP at the Facebook event page. I hope to see my friends from Eastern Washington there!


May 4, 2014 in Featured Slider by Claire Rudolf Murphy

I hope you’ll enjoy learning about my books, tips for writing, and my writing life. My passion for history and the stories of outsiders has taken me on this amazing journey. Check out my new blog post.

by Annette

Listen Now: My Country Tis of Thee Music Project

April 27, 2014 in Featured Slider, Music Project by Annette

Choirs of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Music Project by singing and recording their own versions of My Country, Tis of Thee at school and in their communities. Inspired by the book by Claire Rudolf Murphy, My Country Tis of Thee Music Project presents recordings of the every version of the song presented in the book. This exciting project brings to life the many different versions of the hymn that have been sung throughout history. Press play below to listen to the EWU and Spokane Area Youth choirs sing selections from my book, My Country Tis
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by Annette

It’s your turn! Submit new lyrics for My Country Tis of Thee

April 26, 2014 in Blog, Featured Slider, Music Project by Annette

It’s your turn! Submit your own lyrics, recordings and videos for a cause you believe in. The My Country Tis of Thee Music Project (MCTT for short) invites students, choirs, classes and clubs to submit new lyrics and performance recordings to the tune of ‘My Country Tis of Thee,’ also known by the song title ‘America.’ Winning submissions will be featured on Claire Rudolf Murphy’s Facebook page, website and YouTube channel. Twitter users can tag their work with #MCTT. Your class or organization may also win a copy of the book or a poster featuring Aretha Franklin. The Spokane Area Youth Choir and the Eastern Washington
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