Monday, April 27, 2009

Bob Bohlken Visits

The Creative Writing Series and the Peru State College Foundation joined to sponsor Peru graduate Bob Bohlken's visit to campus.

As reading the information at the top of the page (just click on the document) indicates, Bob graduated from Peru State fifty years ago. He also taught here for a few years before spending the majority of his teaching career at Northwest Missouri State University.

As usual, I posted a few photographs from Bob's stay on campus.

He visited my Children's Literature class and spoke passionately about teaching and discussed with the students books for children he has published.

In particular, Bob introduced the class to the Mukie pictured on the right, a creature he features in his book, Listen to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures.

He shared with the class his insights into everything from correct word choice with writing for children to the trials and joys of getting your work published.

After lunch with Kent Propst, the Director of the Foundation, Dr. Dan Holtz, and Dr. Spencer Davis, Bob's wife Mary, and me, Bob spoke with Dr. Beverly Urbach's Methods class.

We all appreciated Bob Bohlken's energy, humor, and insights and thank him for taking the time to visit us at the college from which he graduated five decades ago.

Drs. Beverly Urbach, Bob Bohlken, and Bill Clemente