Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Bad promotional rhymes aside, you can check out Erik's new book, WHO HAS THESE FEET and the Washington State Book Award winning, POLAR OPPOSITES at Kirkland's Everyday Athlete on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Everyday Athlete, 11829 98th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA
My apologies to all of Seattle's wonderful bookstores for hosting at a rather unique venue, but these guys are friends of mine, and idea of reading from a feet-themed book in a running shoe store was just too perfect :)
For more information on Erik, and his work, visit his website.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
For more information about the book and to meet Katherine, visit her website.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
What makes Washington amazing? The Washington State History Museum seeks proposals from muralists for an interior project in its Education Center. The space is darn close to 30 feet long x 8 feet high and needs a grand vista of Washington (or some such idea) to add depth and space to this children's lunchroom.
Proposals must include the following:
-A rough preliminary sketch;
-job bid (price with estimated hours, materials, and study);
-sample project schedule;
-description of work process and materials;
-complete contact info for the artist and a link to his/her online portfolio.
Proposals may be emailed to Stephanie Lile, Head of Education, at slile(at)wshs(dot)wa(dot)gov or sent via USPS to 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402. Questions may also be sent to that email address.
Note: Interested artists may come see the space on Tuesday, November 29 between 2-3pm. Please contact Stephanie to get access info since the museum is closed that day.
Due date for proposals: December 15, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday November 19, from 3-6 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave North (Near Woodland Park Zoo between 66th and 68th)
Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Where: Seattle Central Library, Meeting Room 2, 4th floor
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Parking: There is a parking garage under the library
WORDS FLY is the culmination of our current project, "Read With Me," which was focused on soliciting from high school students the challenges, and successes, they have faced in their personal lives with respect to learning to read and learning from reading. Student actors from Interagency Academy (the Seattle Public Alternative School program) and from Franklin High School will be performing along with professional actors and musicians. Although Amy and I have been working together with high school students in Seattle for over 10 years, this is our first project focused on literacy.
The play script was developed based on improvisations by the actors inspired by the words of over 100 students we worked with beginning last February, selected from their written assignments or recorded during our interactive workshops in their classrooms. The play uses the interesting architectural structure of the Seattle Public Library as the stage set. Each performance is an hour long, begins promptly, and ends with a "talkback" when the audience will be able to share their impressions of the play and ask questions of the actors.
This is an opportunity to hear directly from local youth about what specifically they love, and hate, about reading. The play was written for a high school audience, and uses elements of scenes we developed for their workshops that particularly engaged and delighted them, since high school students will be attending both performances and they are our primary focus. The performances are free and everyone is welcome.
The "Read With Me" blog at umoensemble.wordpress.com has more information about the actors and the "behind the scenes" team of teaching artists, as well as a post about brief excerpts from the play that several students presented to the Seattle School Board on November 2.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Earlier this month, Amazon launched its Kindle Online Lending Library as a perk for its best group of customers, the millions who’ve paid $79 per year to join Amazon Prime and get free delivery of their Amazon purchases. Under the Lending Library program, Amazon Prime members are allowed to download for free onto their Kindles any of more than 5,000 books. Customers are limited to one book per month and one book at a time – when a new book is downloaded, the old one disappears from the Kindle.
The program has caused quite a stir in the publishing industry, for good reason...
Read more of this latest volley from the Author's Guild about what's going on and what authors should know.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 19
10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Moran Prairie Library
6004 S. Regal St., Spokane
$45 SCBWI members
Private Consultations on Your Web Presence
$35 SCBWI members
Unleashing the Power of Social Media Appeals To Many Small Business People, As Well As Musicians, Jewelry Makers, Crafters, Anyone Who Wants To Network With Colleagues And Customers.
Greg Will Also Offer Individual Consultations Friday Evening And Saturday Morning. For an additional fee, receive direction, advice, and strategies for getting the most out of social media based on what you’re already doing (or NOT doing) and what you hope to accomplish. Hone your focus, learn about efficiencies, and ask questions, too. Required in advance: links to your site, blog, Twitter, Facebook, whatever-exists-already and answers to a short question and answer sheet. You’ll receive a write up of ideas and suggestions, 20 minutes of face-to-face time to ask questions, and a clear way to follow up on anything that we cover.
Learn more about Greg Pincus at GottaBook and the social web at The Happy Accident. Through the wonders of social media, he’s sold poetry, helped himself land a book deal, ended up in the New York Times, the Washington Post, School Library Journal (multiple times), and many other interesting places… and also made friends and gotten free cookies on more than one occasion!
To Register: on-line visit http://www.scbwi.org/Regional-Chapters.aspx?R=81&sec=Conf
Sunday, November 13, 2011
WordPress is everywhere these days, not just as a blogging platform, but also as an excellent Content Management System. If you’re ready to use blogging as a means of self-promotion, this is a great time to look at WordPress. It’s free, open source, versatile for any kind of website and accessible to a broad range of skill levels. We'll explore how to get started with WordPress and how to work with a developer for more complex projects.
More info on the website.
Wednesday, November 30, from 12-2 p.m.
Seattle Design Center Plaza Building
5701 6th Avenue South
Pre-register at Brown Paper Tickets
Guild member/student $10
Professional association member $15
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Details: Email 5 or 6 .jpegs to email@example.com by December 20. Please reduce your file sizes to no more than 2MB per image. Please label each image: FirstName_LastName_01.jpg, FirstName_LastName_02.jpg, etc. Failure to follow these submission guidelines will result in your images not being sent to Margaret for review.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
To find out more information about Lois, her "fascinating" new book and other work visit her website.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The auction is now open, and there are so many awesome items for writers, that Laurie wanted to make sure our members know about it! The auction closes November 18, so get your bids in soon!
Monday, November 7, 2011
- November 15, 4 – 5 p.m., Lake Forest Park library (adults or teens welcome)
- November 17, 7 - 9 p.m., PNWA monthly meeting, Chinook Middle School, Bellevue (If you’re not a member, PNWA allows guests to attend one meeting a year) ETA: Actually, this one's a public event sponsored by the King County Library System, so all are welcome!
She’ll also be leading a free workshop in writing for middle-grade and YA readers on November 19, from 2-3 p.m., Richmond Beach library. This one’s an intro session. Questions? Email joni (at) jonisensel.com
Saturday, November 5, 2011
THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON is a picture book about two cousins who travel across the state of Washington during the holiday season enjoying the wonders of Washington. It's based loosely on the popular carol "The 12 Days of Christmas".
The two cousins visit:
12 boats a-blinking, in the Lake Washington Christmas Ships Parade
11 skiers whooshing, in Waterfront Park in Spokane
10 apples gleaming, near Wenatchee
9 cowboys crooning, near Omak & Ellensburg
8 wild wonders, at the Tacoma Zoo
7 jets a-zooming, over downtown Seattle
6 giant footprints, near Mt. Rainier
5 golden trout, at Pike Place Market
4 alpenhorns, in Leavenworth
3 huge whales, in the San Juan Islands
2 ferryboats, crossing Puget Sound
and a goldfinch in a hemlock tree.
Washington state residents will recognize the many local landmarks right off. John says that he greatly enjoyed writing and illustrating this colorful book. It's full of fun scenes in Pike Place Market, Mt. Rainier, Downtown Seattle, Puget Sound, Tacoma, Winthrop, Leavenworth and Spokane. (all his favorite places).
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Author Caspar Babypants and Illustrator Kate Endle share their new books, MY WOODLAND WISH and BUNNY RABBIT IN THE SUNLIGHT, this Saturday, November 5, at 11 a.m. at Secret Garden Bookstore.
The songs that go with the books will be performed at this free event. For more information about this event you can visit Secret Garden's website.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
- Your NaNoWriMo book must be submitted to the contest by midnight
on December 2, 2011.
- All submissions must meet NaNoWriMo guidelines. www.nanowrimo.org/eng/faq/.
- Three finalists will be chosen from all eligible submissions.
A panel of judges will select one winner. The winner will be announced in January 2012.
COME JOIN THE PARTY as
SCBWI Western Washington AUTHORS share the spotlight
On the STAGES ON PAGES NATIONWIDE BOOK TOUR
TWELVE YOUNG ADULT & MIDDLE GRADE AUTHORS BRING STORIES OF THE STAGE TO THE PAGES OF THEIR NOVELS AND TO BOOKSTORES NEAR YOU!
Ex-ballerinas and theater geeks, opera singers and violinists populate the cast of the STAGES ON PAGES author tour stopping at bookstores across the country to share stories of their teen years as performers and to celebrate the literary and performing arts. At many stops, they’ll be joined by young actors, singers & dancers! Raffles, signed books, candy and fun. More info at www.stagesonpages.com.
*ROSANNE PARRY (Second Fiddle, Random House)
* STASIA WARD KEHOE (Audition, Viking)
*CONRAD WESSELHOEFT (Adios Nirvana, Houghton Mifflin)
* TARA KELLY (Amplified, Henry Holt)
*LOUISE SPIEGLER (The Jewel & the Key, Clarion)
* JESSICA MARTINEZ (Virtuosity, Simon & Schuster)
This week, they’ll be stopping at the following Pacific Northwest Bookstores:
NOVEMBER 3 at 6 PM – Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle
NOVEMBER 4 at 4 PM – Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
November 5 at 4 PM – Orca Books, Olympia
November 6 at 2 PM – A Children’s Place, Portland
For more information:
Bernadette Cruz, Publicist Stasia Kehoe
Penguin Young Readers Group firstname.lastname@example.org
345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 www.stagesonpages.com
P: 212.414.3561 P: 425.844.9958