Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yay, Stasia!

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has released the shortlist for their 2015 Book Awards, and member Stasia Kehoe's book, The Sound of Letting Go, is on it! The awards recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest (from Alaska to Oregon and Montana). Nearly 300 books published in 2014 were nominated, and the final awards are typically announced early the following year.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Attend the reception this Saturday!

Join the illustrators of SCBWI Western Washington at a reception to open our exhibition at the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma on November 22. Come see the artwork and the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and try your hand at an illustration or two! Free museum admission is available to all who attend between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on that day.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November nudge

Are you ready for our next monthly programming meeting?


You won't be disappointed. This coming month––
Thursday, November 20, to be exact––SCBWI WWA presents:

NONFICTION IS THE NEW BLACK: a Panel Discussion
moderated by Laurie Ann Thompson (Be a Changemaker) and featuring nonfiction and fiction authors Lisa L. Owens (The Great Chicago Fire), Jim Whiting (NFL Today: Seattle Seahawks), and Trudi Trueit (Stealing Popular).

As if that wasn't amazing enough on its own, Lois Brandt (Maddi's Fridge) will discuss Marketing for Introverts. It's sure to bring you out of your shell!


As before, all the magic happens at Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150.
TIME: 7–9pm

Passport holders: FREE
Non-passport holders: $9/SCBWI members; $15/non-SCBWI members




Mark your calendars! It's the second-most important Thursday of November!


Save a spot for a Dec. 6 KLDN!

Warning: Unauthorized post! (Exciting, isn't it?)

Your roving Ohio reporter will be in Seattle for an early-December Kid Lit Drink Night on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting about 7:00 p.m. (and earlier if she can swing it). We'll gather at the Elliott Bay Brewhouse and Pub in Burien (on the back side of Sea-Tac airport, kinda, so Joni can whisk herself and her good-looking companion away to a redeye that evening.) And EB (Brewhouse, not White) is even expecting us!

So whether you need to celebrate your NaNoWriMo success (or failure), drown your Thanksgiving-family-gathering sorrows, get a head start on year-end eggnog imbibing, or get the latest scoop from the Far Foreign Republic of Ohio from expat member Joni Sensel, please plan to come say hi, meet some new friends, and pass hugs around to old ones. Hope to see you there!

(And hey Mr. Sullivan, aka co-RA D2, we need a reusable KLDN arty bit, don't you think?)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Member art exhibition: Mark your calendars now!

Join the illustrators of SCBWI Western Washington at a reception to open our exhibition at the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma on November 22. Come see the artwork and the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and try your hand at an illustration or two! Free museum admission is available to all who attend between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on that day.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Monday night delight

On this Monday, November 10, Seattle's Poetry on Buses: Writing Home program kicks off a year of poetry with music, poetry, the poetry buses — and maybe you? — at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. Celebrate the 365 poets whose poetry will be "going round and round" on busses. Several are SCBWI WWA members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. Hope to see you there!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Brand yourself

Check out the Graphic Artists Guild lunchtime workshop on "Your Brand, Your Way" with Susan Straub-Martin, which will be held November 19, 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Consider yourself a brand, a commodity. What would you like people to know about you? In this workshop, identify who you are as a brand, write a brand statement, and start crafting materials such as a business card or social media image.

The event will take place at the Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Avenue South, 98108. Get tickets here.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Get the Inside Story tomorrow night!



Plan to come to Inside Story tomorrow night at Parkplace Books (348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA 98033) at 7:00 PM. It'll be a great chance to get ahead on (or finish up) your holiday gift buying!

We hold this celebration twice a year for booksellers, librarians, teachers, and other children's book lovers so you can hear the "stories behind the stories" of new and upcoming books by our local authors and illustrators. Participants introducing their new books this time include local members Brianna Caplan Sayres, Carly Anne West, Dan Richards, Dana Sullivan, Dori Hillestad Butler, Justina Chen, Kevin Emerson, Laurie Ann Thompson, Lin Kaymer, Lois Brandt, Loralee Leavitt, Lorie Ann Grover, Nina Laden, Randall Platt, Royce Buckingham, Stacey Campbell, Suzanne Selfors, Tom Brenner, and Toni Yuly. Go, team!

If possible, please RSVP with Parkplace Books:  parkplacebooks@integra.net. We'll hope to see you there!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Art reception on Monday

Join Blanca Santander Monday, November 3 for the closing of her exhibit with Rene Julio, Between Love and Death. Jacque Larrainzar will be making music. Festivities will be at the M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery at Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill from 5-8 pm. Come one, come all!




NaNoWriMo at SPL

Are you, or is anyone you know, participating in this year's  

National Novel Writing Month?????

Instead of doing your due dilligence in a vacuum, how about some writing sessions with like-minded and determined individuals at Seattle Public Library's Write-Ins, Mondays at the Central Branch location in downtown Seattle? These three-hour sessions are geared toward the writer, with built-in support and networking, as well as performance art by an author working on her own book.

For more information on NaNoWriMo, please see the national web site. For the Seattle Public Library events, please click here.


Ready, set....GO!



Good luck to all, and many happy thousands of words to you!

Authors love libraries

Recognize some familiar names? If so, and if you're in the north end or happen to be near Mukilteo in a couple of weekends, come show some love for your local SCBWI-ers on this panel.

Updating Weekenders-on-the-Water

Weekend on the Water is rapidly approaching! 
 
If you are going to the retreat, you should have received emails by Co-Directors Allyson Schrier and Lois Brandt about reading prep and what to bring. If you have not heard from them, please check your spam folder.  For questions, contact Lois (Lois@LoisBrandt.com).
 
Looking forward to this exciting event!