The Sagebrush PTO has invited local author Eugene Gagliano to come visit Sagebrush. Mr. Gagliano is a retired elementary school teacher, children's author, and poet. He has received one of ten Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards and the International Literacy Association's 2004 Wyoming State Literacy Award. He was also named Wyoming's 8th Poet Laureate by Governor Matt Mead in June of this year.
Mr. Gagliano uses hats and props to help students understand character development and talks about his "Ten Step Story" method of organizing creative writing thoughts. His presentations are designed to appeal to elementary students and relate to the writing they may be doing in class.
Mr. Gagliano has written many books which include C is for Cowboy, a Wyoming Alphabet, Little Wyoming, and Four Wheels West, a Wyoming Number Book, all published by Sleeping Bear Press. He is offering several of his books for purchase before the presentation so he can sign them for the kids. An order form has been sent home and is due back Wednesday, October 5th, 2016.