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MAZZA Museum Summer Conference & Writing Strand

MAZZA Museum Summer Conference & Writing Strand
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          I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be co-teaching the writing strand at the MAZZA Museum Summer Conference this year. FYI:  the Mazza Museum is the largest museum of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of children’s literature. And it’s in Findlay, Ohio.

 

This year’s artist line-up—Wonderful!

 

 

I’d love to see a lot of writers there, as well. We writers learn so much from how illustrators envision and execute the art of picture books. The link for the conference:  MAZZA Museum Summer Conference, 2015
See you this summer!

Shutta

Hook of the Book Registration Open

Hook of the Book Registration Open

 

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A good one, folks!!

 

The Hook of the Book: Creating Illustrations that Capture the Reader – May 16

THE HOOK OF THE BOOK: Creating Illustrations that Capture the Reader

Illustrator-Writer Conference

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:00 AM6:00 PM

at Thomson-Shore
a book publisher, printer, and distributor
7200 Joy Road
Dexter, Michigan 48130

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

EARLY BIRD RATES TILL APRIL 1!

lllustrators ​(and ​writers ​who ​appreciate ​the ​magic ​of ​artwork ​ in ​picture ​books) ​will ​enjoy ​an ​all-day ​encounter ​with ​award-winning ​“artistrator” ​E.B. ​Lewis, ​and ​celebrated ​ author/illustrators, ​Matt ​Faulkner ​and ​Leslie ​Helakoski. ​Our ​day  ​of ​intensive ​study ​of ​children’s ​book ​art ​will ​investigate ​ “the ​hook” ​– ​that ​special ​point ​in ​a ​book ​where ​the ​reader ​ is ​compelled ​to ​keep ​reading. ​For ​editors, ​librarians, ​ teachers, ​parents, ​and ​children, ​the ​hook ​is ​what ​pulls ​us ​ in, ​what ​keeps ​us ​reading, ​and ​what ​remains ​with ​us ​after ​ the ​last ​page ​is ​turned. ​This ​one-day ​conference ​will ​explore ​ the ​hook ​of ​the ​book ​from ​many ​angles, ​and ​you ​will ​leave ​ with ​ideas ​on ​how ​to ​improve ​your ​art ​and ​writing ​and ​make ​ your ​work ​stand ​out ​in ​this ​ever-more-competitive ​field.

For more detailed information access the links below:

  • Hook of the Book – Faculty
  • Hook of the Book – Schedule
  • Hook of the Book – Portfolio Review Information
  • Hook of the Book – Homework Assignment
  • Hook of the Book – Lunch Options

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

            Lewis, who has illustrated and/or written over 60 books, will lead us through formal and informal instruction and critiques, designed to change how we SEE. We’ll have a few others surprises for attendees as well; more details to follow soon.

             E.B. Lewis won the Caldecott Honor for “Coming on Home Soon,” written by Jacqueline Woodson. His books have won several Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, ALA Notable Book awards, and other honors. His fine art is collected and displayed in galleries across the nation. He is a master at identifying the emotion and story in text and showing it in the illustration.

            Lewis taught art in public school for twelve years, continues to teach at the University of Arts in Philadelphia, and privately mentors illustration students. No matter what level of mastery an artist has achieved, Lewis can help to push the craft higher.

            Our Hook of the Book illustrator day will be held at Thomson-Shore, a 100% employee-owned book publisher, printer, and distributor located in Dexter, Michigan.

            Thomson-Shore lies 18 minutes west of the heart of Ann Arbor, an hour and a half east of Kalamazoo, and 2 hours from central Grand Rapids.    

Find out more about E. B. at  http://eblewis.com/
Find out more about this conference at our website:  http://michigan.scbwi.org/
on our Mitten blog:  http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/
on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ScbwiMi, on Twitter at @SCBWI-MI, and our MichKids listserv.

REGISTER TODAY!!!!

EARLY BIRD RATES TILL APRIL 1!

 

 

Enjoy!

Shutta

2014: Shutta’s Scholarship to NY for MI–SCBWI Members

2014: Shutta’s Scholarship to NY for MI–SCBWI Members

Shutta’s Scholarship Solution to the (upcoming) Winter Doldrums is Here Again!

If you are interested in attending the annual SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City but feel you can’t afford it—think again! With a little help you might find yourself at the Grand Hyatt in NY on a blustery wintry day. (Provided you are a member of the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.)

For the fourth year in row, I am renewing my offer to pay the full early-bird registration fee for a Michigan SCBWI member to attend. The qualifying rules are listed on the application form which is posted on the MichKids SCBWI website and is now at my site off the “For Writer’s” page and on the sidebar.

The conference is Feb. 21-23, 2014. See the national SCBWI site at: http://www.scbwi.org for details about the conference. But start getting your chicks in line, now, to apply. You never know what magical thing might happen to you there!

Kelly Barson, a past winner said: “Ever since I joined SCBWI, I’ve wanted to attend a national conference. The timing seemed perfect for 2012, but my bank account disagreed. Shutta’s generous scholarship made my dream trip a reality.”

Any questions, feel free to contact me (below by replying to this post), or at my Contact Me page.

 

Dream Big!

 

Shutta