Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekly wrap-up

Registration for the 10th annual Western Washington University's Children's Literature Conference ends next Friday, January 25. Faculty includes Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Brian Pinkney, Katherine Applegate, and Michael Grant. Conference date: February 23, 8am-3:30pm.

Redmond Association of Spoken Word (RASP) presents Wendy and Joe Wahman, who will read from Snowboy 1, 2, 3. Friday, January 25 at 7pm. Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St, Redmond. 

Children's book illustration classes with local illustrator Craig Orback begin in January, both in Seattle and Bellevue. Check his website for details on Children's Book Illustration I and II, to be held at Bellevue College (Saturdays, January 19–March 9) and North Seattle Community College
(I: Tuesdays, January 15-March 5; II: Mondays, January 14–March 18).

From Carnegie Hall:
For those of you who might not have seen or heard, The Fault in Our Stars/Paper Towns/ Looking for Alaska author John Green, along with his Nerdfighter sidekick sibling Hank, sold out Carnegie Hall on January 15 for a variety show-cum-literary hootenanny. Special guest Neil Gaiman! For the video of the very entertaining proceedings, click here.

From Lois Brandt:
I wanted to make sure that everyone saw this tweet from Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency: GHL moving strongly into picbooks with @JuliaChurchill developing a new US & UK PB list. She'll be open to US PB subs from next week. 2/2

From Lynn Hooghiemstra:
I've added a new feature to my blog, a monthly interview with either an author, illustrator, editor or agent. This month's guest is UK YA author Richard Hardie, writer of the Temporal Detective Agency series. He also shares some good advice he received early in his career from an agent.

1 comment:

Adam (@MrShafferTMCE) said...

I think the WWU conference registration will still be open after January 25, but the price is will go up.