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Shutta’s Scholarship Solution to the Winter Doldrums

Shutta’s Scholarship Solution to the Winter Doldrums

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Hey, All!

By way of saying a big THANK YOU! to all my friends in SCBWI, I’m again (for the 7th year) offering a paid scholarship to my Michigan SCBWI peeps for early-bird registration to the NY Winter Conference at the Hyatt Regency Feb. 10-12, 2017. ($430) In addition, our MI-SCBWI chapter will pay for transportation up to $400. What a deal!

  See the registration rules and deadlines here.

Early -bird registration opened October 24, 2016 and will stay open until January 15, 2017. See the national SCBWI site at: http://www.scbwi.org for details. You never know what magical thing might happen to you there!

Kelly Barson, one of my winners 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 Shutta at:  shutta  AT  shuttacrum  DOT com  or Co-Regional Advisor Leslie Helakoski at: Leslie AT helakoskibooks DOT  com .

cropped-bigstock_Writing_Kid_489464.jpg   Happy writing (and conferencing)!  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

Tracy Bilen: Cover reveal for WATCH YOUR BACK

Tracy Bilen: Cover reveal for WATCH YOUR BACK

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I am soooooo excited to show off the cover of a friend, Tracy Bilen’s upcoming novel: WATCH YOUR BACK. Isn’t it great? If you’re looking for well-written YA/Teen mystery-thrillers with a dash of romance . . . Tracy’s books are the ones you have to read.

Here’s the scoop:

When sixteen-year-old Kate hears the boom that ends her parents’ life, she doesn’t even realize it has anything to do with her. Until the police arrive at her front door.
Sent to live with her aunt at a ski school in Vermont, Kate tries to adapt to her new life. But then Kate’s aunt is hit by a speeding car and a rogue FBI agent tries to force Kate into his car at gunpoint. She’s saved by Ryan, the risk-taking skier she’s only just met.
 
On the run, the two must unravel the truth about her parents’ murder in order to stop a terrorist plot and save their own lives.
Way to go, Tracy!
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Enjoy!

Shutta