I thought that Mary Fons had a great presentation. First off she was so funny, her one story about the receiving room guy had me and all the Fandersons laughing, and her delivery of everything she read was masterful. She also told us about how every writer is a story-teller which I thought was such a great message. Sometimes I feel like I lose the main idea of writing in the process and to be reminded of the main purpose of it by a person at the peak of the writing game was amazing.
So I got the chance to see Taylor Mali perform many poems. First off, his presentation was very loud and clear. That's one plus to his presentation. He was both amusing and worth while watching. My favorite poem he read was 8th "The The Impotence of Proofreading". This poem was absolute hilarious and I really understood what he was trying to convey through this poem. Although some teachers got fired for reading it, its a more humorous way to convey the importance of proofreading. Plus he cursed a lot. I think this was a great way to start off Writers Week.