Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Calendar of Events

Um, don't forget to register for the MOST IMPORTANT EVENT THIS MONTH: Our annual, one-and-only, pulling-out-all-the-stops, so-good-it's-gotta-be-bad CONFERENCE!
WHEN: Friday, April 19–Sunday, April 21
WHERE: Marriott, Redmond Town Center, Redmond
REGISTER: For a good time, click right here!


Want support and accountability in your writing? YA Novel Writing: Captivating the Teen Reader begins April 8 at Bellevue College, taught by Katherine Grace Bond. To register, go to the Bellevue College Continuing Ed website.

Author appearance:
Author Eric Ode and Illustrator Erik Brooks read their new book: Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast (Sasquatch Books, ages 4-7, $16.99).
WHEN:       Thursday, April 11, 7pm        
WHERE:    Secret Garden Bookshop
Short story class:
If you've always wanted to write a short story or learn more about crafting these little gems, 

Lois Brandt will show you how. In her course, "Writing Short Stories from First Sentence to 

Submission," you will spend eight weeks producing a portfolio of work–between 2 and 5 completed short stories.  Each student is expected to write between 2,000-7,000 words a week. During the first four weeks students plot short stories and write them to completion. The second half of the class is devoted to editing and revising one story from the student’s portfolio. Students will learn to edit their own work and to receive and give constructive criticism. At the end of class students submit their polished stories to literary or genre markets.
WHEN: 8 Wednesday sessions, April 17–June 5, 6:30-9pm.
WHERE: Bellevue College, North campus
REGISTER: Cost $179, click here.

Author signings:

Robin LaFevers appears on behalf of her latest novel, Dark Triumph, prior to 
being on the esteemed faculty of SCBWI-WWA's 2013 Annual Conference!
WHEN: Thursday, April 18 at 7pm
WHERE: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Sherri Duski, author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, has a new book out, Steam Train, Dream Train.
WHEN: Sunday, April 21 at 5:30pm
WHERE: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Dav Pilkey signs his newest Captain Underpants book: Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (Scholastic, $9.99, for ages 7 and up).
WHEN:       Monday, April 22, 5-7pm AND Tuesday, April 23 at 4pm        
WHERE:    Secret Garden Bookshop AND Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Sarah Dessen's coming! The bestselling YA author is here for a ticketed signing event in support of the paperback release of What Happened To Goodbye. The Rules: Purchase your copy of What Happened to Goodbye (or any other NEW Sarah Dessen title) at Third Place Books and receive your ticket. Two people may stand in line together, you maybe bring 2 additional books from home.
WHEN: Monday, April 22 at 7pm
WHERE: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Writing Class:
Author Lois Harris leads a two-night course, entitled, "A Simple Structure for a Strong Story."
WHEN: Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm.
WHERE: Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon campus
REGISTER: For course information (listed as 6075 CENGL) as well as registration ($49)
click here.

Graphic Arts Guild Workshop presents

"Best Practices for the Fallible & Fickle." Have you ever changed your mind 75 percent of the way into a project? Or has a client? Or perhaps you've felt like you've painted yourself into a technical corner, and the only way out is to ruin work you've done. In this conversation, we'll talk about awesomely non-destructive, re-editable methods in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
WHEN: April 24, 12–1:30pm
WHERE: Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave S, Seattle
TO REGISTER: Brown Paper Tickets (Guild member $10, General $20)

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