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Free EMU Symposium of Writing and Publishing for Children: Oct. 17, 2012

Free EMU Symposium of Writing and Publishing for Children: Oct. 17, 2012

I’ll be on a panel sharing my experiences about getting my work published for children and teens at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, Room 310A.  There’ll also be time for questions from the audience. From 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 17.

Also on the panel will be Brynne Barnes, author of “Colors of Me,” who has a master’s in creative writing from EMU; Laura Handy (pen name Laura Ellen), author of “Blind Spot,” who has a master’s in children’s literature from EMU; and Shaun Williams, author of “Sea Beds,” who has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from EMU.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Nicola’s Books will provide books for those interested in purchasing books and having them signed.
 
For more information, contact Christine Hume at chume@emich.edu or Annette Wannamaker at awannamak@emich.edu.  EMU’s Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/OP4JSZ .

 

See you there!

Shutta

Shutta’s Annual Scholarship to the SCBWI Winter Conference in NY!

Shutta’s Annual Scholarship to the SCBWI Winter Conference in NY!

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 will be posted on the MichKids SCBWI website and is now at my site off the “For Writer’s” page.

The conference is Feb. 21-23, 2014 and registration does not open until mid-October. 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, last year’s 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

Book Beat’s 30th Anniversary a Blast!

Book Beat’s 30th Anniversary a Blast!

Book Beat in Oak Park, Michigan celebrated 30 years of serving people with care and a deep knowledge of books, and art. Many authors, artists, and some musicians helped Carey and Colleen celebrate. Here are some pics!

  Jean Alicia Elster and me.

    Nancy Shaw, Angela Verges, and me.

    Christopher Paul Curtis and me.

Congrats to Book Beat!!

Shutta