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Wielding the Right Words (and the right journals)

Wielding the Right Words (and the right journals)

hand writing Here’s the link to a new article I’ve written for Michigan’s SCBWI PAL newsletter about how words have their own personalities. And it’s also about how utilizing targeted journals is much more helpful than general journaling. (At least for me!)

It’s here: https://scbwimipalnewsletter.wordpress.com/2017/07/

Enjoy!

Shutta

The MAZZA Museum Exhibit in Michigan, 2017

The MAZZA Museum Exhibit in Michigan, 2017

So excited! The MAZZA is coming to the Saline District Library, Saline, Michigan. The MAZZA Museum houses “the world’s first and most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Through these select pieces you will encounter the creative processes behind picture book art — cover work, color separations, editorial notes on preliminaries, character development sketches, preparatory storyboards, and much more.”

June 3rd through Aug. 26th. Make it a destination this summer!

I’m certainly going!
(And the library itself is a small gem.)

Shutta

Celebrating Children’s Book Week with Middle Grade Writers

Celebrating Children’s Book Week with Middle Grade Writers

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I’ll be moderating a wonderfully diverse panel of children’s novelists at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, May 3 at 7pm. The event is free. Jean Alicia Elster, Ruth Behar and Jack Cheng will talk about writing their middle-grade novels. We’d love to see you all there! Please spread the word! Thanks!
Link to Nicola’s Bookstore events page:  HERE.

 

See you there!

Shutta