Thursday, August 28, 2008

Voices in Childen's Literature and Wordworks

Writers, educators, and children's literature enthusiasts...heads up! These two conferences have accomplished nonfiction authors speaking as well as some big fiction names...Avi, Sara Weeks, Richard Peck, Pam Muñoz Ryan. Please pass this information on to other listservs, websites, writer friends, and educators. They are young conferences so not everyone is aware of them yet and they should be. Be sure to sign up early to reserve spaces.

Voices In Children’s Literature 2008 and Wordworks 2008 are in Atlanta, Georgia. Information on both is at

Wordworks 2008
Friday, November 7
8:15-4:45, Georgia Perimeter College at the Clarkston Campus, Atlanta, GA
Wordworks is an inspiring and instensive day-long workshop on writing children’s books. Four published authors and one New York editor will share specifics on how to craft books, both fiction and nonfiction, that will resonate with children for years to come. You can choose among picture book, novel, and nonfiction intensive sessions. Join us for a day dedicated to help YOU write and market your best work! Faculty will be Kathi Appelt, Lola Schaefer, April Pulley Sayre, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, and Harpercollins Editor Anne Hoppe.

Voices in Children’s Literature
Saturday, November 8
8:15-4:45, Georgia Perimeter College at the Clarkston Campus, Atlanta, GA
Voices in Children’s Literature is a day devoted to teachers, librarians, parents, and writers, young and old. It is an opportunity to discover the stories behind the stories – and understand the decisions that authors, illustrators, and editors make about character, style, information, plot or format. Come join us for an incredible day of Authors Reader Theater in the morning and an in-depth examination of the craft that creates the best of good books in the afternoon. A.R.T. authors appearing will be bestselling authors Richard Peck, Sarah Weeks, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Avi.
Faculty for craft sessions will be Kathi Appelt, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, April Pulley Sayre, Lola Schaefer, and Susan Rosson Spain.

Register early as space is limited. For more information, and to sign up, check

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