When: September 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA
Please RSVP here.
Bookfest in October! It’s Raining Books
SCBWI Western Washington will have a booth at Bookfest, a celebration of books and authors taking place in Kirkland over the weekend of October 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. A number of SCBWI members will be giving presentations and workshops over the weekend. Check out the participating authors here.
We need your help to:
○ Authors already assigned to Bookfest panels or workshops will have books sold by anchor indie Parkplace Books at those event venues. We are currently working to determine whether we can have Parkplace Books or another bookseller handle book sales in our booth for other authors, too. If that doesn’t work, PAL-level SCBWI members may bring their own books to sell and sign (but you’ll have to manage all stock and money yourself). We’ll let you know as soon as we can which it’ll be.
Sign up for any of these opportunities by filling out and submitting the form below. You don't have to be a published member! Just bring the fun, people! Help us make our inaugural participation in Bookfest a memorable weekend.
Well, the Summer-That-Never-Was is drawing to a close, and it’s time to gear up for fall already. The Northern Network of SCBWI Western Washington is meeting on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m.. We’ll continue to meet at the Bellingham Barnes & Noble (on Meridian Street). Come prepared to answer the question, “How can the Northern Network help you this year?” Call Rebecca Van Slyke at (360) 354-5797 if you have questions. Hope to see you all there at this year-shaping event!
Live on the eastside?
Fellow SCBWI author Stasia Ward Kehoe is giving a TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 24 · 6 – 7:30 p.m.
17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville
For more information, call 425.788.0733
Stasia, whose YA novel, AUDITION, will be published by Viking/Penguin this fall, will help you take your writing to a new level. Through theater games and writing exercises, explore the connections between actions and words and find new ways to bring your stories to life. Plus get some fun info on getting a book published!
If you'd like more information on Stacia, and her work, visit her website.
Volunteers choose a weekly, bimonthly or monthly schedule and must commit for a full school year. Story Time occur during school hours and last approximately 45 minutes.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED IN:
Auburn, Bellingham, Burien, Des Moines, Everett, Federal Way, Kent, Mount Vernon, Renton, SeaTac, Spanaway, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Tacoma & Tukwila. Volunteers remain in their same classroom(s) throughout the school year.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Volunteers should be comfortable in the spotlight and enjoy interacting with children. Must complete a half-day training and pass a background check.
Contact Shana Faulkner at 206.461.0123 or sfaulkner(at)pageahead(dot)org. Or visit Page Ahead's website (volunteer applications are available online).
Volunteer applications must be submitted by August 28, 2011
For those attending next week’s SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles AND interested in nonfiction, another Nonfiction Mixer will take place on Friday, August 5, in Olympic II, from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.Friday night will be busy with the Wine & Cheese Reception/PAL Booksale running until 8 p.m. plus our SCBWI/WA group meeting by the pool at 8 PM---BUT if you’re interested in nonfiction, please come! I love chatting with nonfiction authors from around the world about their experiences.
The SCBWI conference in LA is fast approaching. If you want to share a ride from LAX to the hotel (and back afterward), now is the time to send in your travel times to Erik Pulkka, volunteer transportation coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik has a list of people arriving at LAX almost every hour on Aug 4, but only two cabs being shared so far. So send him your arrival and departure times and he'll try to pair you up. Every dollar saved is a dollar you can spend on a book!
Here are the costs and travel time of getting to the hotel from LAX:
By sharing, you can get there much faster for about the same price. Contact Erik today. For those who have already sent in their info, he will contact you as soon as he has a ride match for you.