Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October Editor Extravaganza with Tiffany Liao!

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Please join us for our season kick-off, Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - noon in the Microsoft Auditorium at Seattle Public Library Central BranchTiffany Liao, editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, will join us to speak about writing and thinking cross-culturally.

To make the October meeting even more exciting, we’ll present the KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly) Art Show from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come see wonderful art by our chapter’s illustrators. We will also introduce this year’s mentors and mentees. And don't forget to stick around town for the Washington State Book Awards Ceremony: 7:00 p.m - Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium (Free and open to all!).

What: Mirrors, Windows & Doors: Writing & Thinking Cross-Culturally.If you’re supposed to “write what you know,” how can you create convincingly and respectfully from a perspective outside of your own? I'll offer insights and craft-based advice from my experience editing and reading cross-culturally.

When: Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. - noon; 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for KISS Art Show, doors open at 9:30.
Please enter through the garage or 4th Ave entrance.
Where: Seattle Public Library Central in Downtown Seattle. Paid parking is available at the library and nearby. Information at the library's website

Also Coming Soon!

November 2-4 - Weekend on the Water Creatives Retreat, IslandWood (Bainbridge Island)Balancing creativity with our other responsibilities is a challenge every writer and illustrator faces—and it’s the theme of this year’s Weekend on the Water retreat in November. We invite you to join us for a weekend of craft, creativity, and nature. The insights you gain just might be propel your craft to where you’ve always wanted it to go. Our keynote guests Jennifer K. Mann and Newbery honoree Kirby Larson are offering workshops and talks to hone your craft. The IslandWood setting and locally-sourced food will inspire your muse. To register, visit the “retreats” link on the SCBWI-WWA website

Oct. 27th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Tacoma Network Meeting at Wheelock Library, Tacoma Mining Childhood Memories for Stories with Wendy WahmanTom Robbins said, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” Let’s see if he’s right. Wendy will lead us through a series of writing and drawing exercises to loosen memories and get our stories flowing. She can’t promise a happy childhood, but one would be hard pressed to leave the meeting without at least one new story idea.Bring paper and pencils for writing and illustrating exercises.

Looking forward to seeing you at Tiffany Liao’s presentation on October 13th!

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