Got a minute? No? An hour? Good. Check out the Library of Congress' webcasts of selected authors from the National Book Festival. Already seen it? Well, probably so; I'm kinda late. Regardless, I just spent the last hour watching a presentation given by Christopher Paul Curtis. What an inspiring speaker.
Also, I checked out Floyd Cooper, who inspired me with some great ideas for my summer presentations at Austin Public Libraries — my first one, Tuesday June 5th, Carver Branch. Floyd has the children make a scribble on a large sketch pad. Then he creates a drawing from it. Normally, I do caricatures, which goes over well, but takes about 5 to 8 minutes per child. That's an hour to your typical 7-year-old.