Monday, June 22, 2015

League of mentors wanted!

The League of Exceptional Writers is a free mentoring program sponsored by the Oregon SCBWI and Powells. Our goal is to help avid young writers and illustrators find their fellow book people and learn about the craft and business of making books. Our past mentors have included authors, illustrators, poets, comic book and graphic novel artists, editors and literary agents. They’ve presented League meetings on everything from how book cover art is chosen to how to write a hilarious scene or a drop dead scary one. 

As the Oregon’s Youth Outreach Coordinator, Rosanne Parry is looking for next year's League Mentors. Every participating mentor will appear on a flyer sent out to schools and libraries all over the region. They will be put on Powells on line calendar and Powells will order in copies of your book to feature during the presentation. For this reason mentors need to have a book in print in a format that Powells is able to sell. The exception would be editors, agents and art directors who would speak to the book-making profession. The Oregon SCBWI offers a modest honorarium for each mentor. Our league members especially love it when 2 writers present together so you are very welcome to propose a team presentation. Please email me with a proposed session topic and information about you and your books. 

WHEN: Second Saturdays from October to May from 2-3pm

WHERE: The Cedar Hills Crossing Powells (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR)

WHO: Avid writers between the ages of 8 and 18 are invited. (Most of them are between the ages of 10 and 16.)

The calendar for the 2015-16 school year will be:
Oct 10    
Nov 14     
Dec 12    
Jan 9 
Feb 13
Mar 12
April 9   
May 14

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