Tuesday, May 31, 2011
See Bridget's blog for information about events being planned to celebrate her life in Portland, OR, and Madison, WI, in June: http://www.bridgetzinn.com/blog/. That page also includes information about how to direct a memorial contribution to the Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center. On Facebook, the "In Memory of Bridget Zinn" page (http://www.facebook.com/InMemoryBridgetZinn) connecting those who are mourning Bridget's death and celebrating her memory.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
May’s Special Guests include co-Author Marcia Vaughan and illustrator Jeremiah Trammell of Seattle publisher Sasquatch’s new THREE BEARS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, on Tuesday, May 31 from 7-7:30 p.m.
When a small blue teddy bear falls out of a “shiny silver box with wheels” in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, two native bears – Black Bear and Brown Bear – agree to help reunite Blue Bear with his boy.
Prizes for all listeners as they walk out the door. For more information visit Secret Garden's website.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Eastsiders will be happy to know that the next Kid Lit Drink Night in their hood is at the Red Robin in Bellevue Square on Sunday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m.. Make sure to give a special thanks to your guest host, Lily Garfield.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
There's a SuperShuttle to the hotel, but it can take a LONG time to make its rounds, so if you can get 2 or 3 to share a cab, it's MUCH faster and no more expensive.
If interested in hooking up with other WWA folks to share (and don't mind those others having your contact info), email your contact info and flight arrival info (day, arrival time) to Erik at epulkka at hotmail dot com. He'll collect the info and, later this summer, share some potential matches back out to those who participate. You can then set up arrangements yourself, as you like.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
...since we know interest in this film is high, we're working on the possibility of bringing it back for a special SCBWI showing in a much bigger place during our 2011-2012 Professional Series. Stay tuned for information about that!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
YA and MG author Eric Luper (Jeremy Bender and the Cupcake Cadets, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, May 2011) is such an author, with a knack for coming up with creative ways to get out the word about his books.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
sALA and iYouth are excited to announce the Seattle premiere of Library of the Early Mind, a documentary that explores “the art and impact of children's literature on our kids, our culture, and ourselves.”
The film has been screened around the country and will be shown at this year’s ALA meeting in New Orleans, but, thanks to the efforts of iSchool faculty member Eliza Dresang, we have been given the opportunity to host the first screening in the Pacific Northwest!
When: Wednesday, May 25, from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Allen Auditorium (bottom floor and behind Suzzallo)
The film features nearly 40 prominent authors and illustrators talking about their work, its genesis and its impact. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Check out the trailer, information about the filmmakers, and more at the Library of the Early Mind website.
Friday, May 20, 2011
So grab a cup of hot cocoa, and come on by. The professor looks forward to helping you find the MUSE!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Artists for our June issue! Help us fill up these pages with creepy, courageous, colorful images. Submit your work and ideas to and head over to our Submit Work Page for what is horribly unacceptable. Also, we are looking for an artist of extraordinary calibre to dazzle the cover of our July issue. Send us an email with some examples of your work or what you'd like to see on the cover.They're also looking for stories- according to Jenn Chushcoff who sent this (Thanks Jenn!). Of course as always make sure read all their terms & conditions about submitting your work
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
This site will be the death of me. Not only does BookJournals sell blank books recycled from old textbooks, which alone would have hooked me, but there is a Little Golden Books section. Meaning, blank books with the original covers of Pokey Little Puppy, Li’l Toot, Go, Dog, Go… I’ll stop.Best of all, scattered throughout each blank book are a few pages from the original story. Taking notes at various conferences, I have been the envy of all. But more importantly, when I get stuck I can just read for inspiration:A dog party!A big dog party!What a dog party!Do you like my hat?I do not like it.Good-by again.Good-by.I bought six on the spot. Have fun!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The book, MY NOT-SO-STILL life, is about an artsy teen named Vanessa who dyes her hair to express her individuality (hence Liz's vivid pink wig).
Liz read from her book, which is set in Seattle, served us outrageously good cupcakes from Bake It in a Cake, and held an art contest for her many fans. You can pick up a signed copy of the book at Secret Garden. Sorry, but there are no cupcakes left. Helen Landalf ate like forty of them (kidding, Helen, kidding!)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
FACULTY: Susan Van Metre, Abrams/Amulet VP and Publisher (and New School MFA instructor); agent Joan Slattery of Pippin Properties, former Knopf senior executive editor.
Summer Fishtrap takes place in the temperate July climate of Wallowa Lake in Northeastern Oregon. This year’s dates are July 10-15 for the Workshop Week and July 14-17 for the Gathering. Rosanne Parry, who spoke at the SCBWI WWA annual conference is one of the faculty for the summer program!
We hope you’ll take a moment to review our brochure, send it to your friends, blog about it, or put it out on the counter for your clients and customers. Better yet, sign up—our online registration is live now, and filling up quickly!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Mini-Session: VISUAL PURSUITS
Explore tools from the illustrator's toolbox that we can bend to our use when creating written work with Laura Kvasnosky. We'll look at graphic ways to view the macro and micro parts of your story; the revelations offered by sticky-note scene making; and collage as a way to summon, center and feed a story. Illustration skills not necessary, but bring paper and something to write with!
Main Session: A LONG JOURNEY IN A SMALL BOAT WITH HEARTY SHIPMATES
Laura Kvasnosky talked to fellow writers and illustrators who have been at it for about 20 years to get their perspectives on the long haul: How do they keep it fresh? What provides new inspirations? How do fame and money fit in? How do they navigate the murky waters of today's publishing world?
Make sure you come hear Laura share these two great sessions and spend an evening with our fabulous SCBWI WWA regional members.
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Pre register at Brown Paper Tickets
$10 Guild members
$15 Sister organizations
At the Door- cash or check only -$5 more
More information at their website.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Students should be reasonably comfortable with their chosen media, and have basic drawing skills. Instructor has extensive experience working in oils, watercolor, acrylics, and pencil.
Information and registrations can be obtained at the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio website, or by calling 360.637.4690 / 206.571.0442
DATE: May 28 - 29, 2011
SKILL LEVEL: All levels
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Ann Teplick will be reading her poetry on Friday, May 6.
Whether you’re new to creative writing, wanting to kick off some rust or an old hand looking for some new tricks, this class will offer a variety of innovative approaches to writing poetry that will make the process fun, leave you feeling creatively invigorated and fi ll your notebook with promising starts and new ideas. We’ll write collaboratively at times and also use some collaborative techniques to help spark our individual writing. Writing prompts and inspiration will include “I Am Your Table of Contents,” postcards, colors, questions, found poems, scientific facts and unusual love poems.
Tuesday, May 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee for each workshop is $25.
All classes take place in Hugo House’s Cabaret
ABOUT SIERRA NELSON
Sierra Nelson earned her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington
in 2002. Her poems can be found in Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest,
Fairy Tale Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and other locations,
and her lyrical choose-your-own-adventure chapbook with artist
Loren Erdrich recently won NYU’s Collaboration Award.
Register at Hugo house's website or by calling (206) 322-7030.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.
You can find the complete list of winners on the SCBWI's Crystal Kite Member Choice Award Winners webpage. You can also find out more about Bonny, and her work, on her website, and her facebook author page (make sure you send Bonny your well wishes!!!
The readings will feature 50 students from the 27 sites in the 2010-11 WITS program. These free events are open to the public and will begin each evening at 6 p.m. in the Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1 of the library. A reception will follow, with sweets donated by Cupcake Royale and beverages donated by Talking Rain.
Stories about students who have participated in the WITS program this year are available at the blog. A blog specifically for the readings and celebrations is also live. This site will feature a poem by a current WITS student every day until June 1 and provides a forum for students, teachers, writers, and community members to engage with WITS. You can follow this blog through the hashtag #WITSINK.
For more information or to bring WITS to your school, visit WITS website.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Shoreline children's author Jennifer Phillips invites SCBWI members to stop by online during May for her virtual book party celebrating little-known figures in history featured in her juvenile biographies.
Phillips has published in children's magazines and also has released three young reader biographies to date: ELIJAH LOVEJOY'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, about the abolitionist editor who died while defending his printing press; ROBERT WADLOW: THE UNIQUE LIFE OF THE BOY WHO BECAME THE WORLD'S TALLEST MAN, about how Wadlow's overactive pituitary gland took him in extraordinary heights as a child; and NINA KOSTERINA: A YOUNG COMMUNIST IN STALINIST RUSSIA, about the teenager whose diary became an international bestseller years after her death as a guerrilla soldier fighting the Nazis.
The month-long party includes:
Weekly trivia quizzes and prize drawings of movie, book and restaurant gift cards
Free giveaway drawings for all three books
Discount coupons for ebook versions of the Lovejoy and Wadlow biographies