Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Three Not-to-Be-Missed Events




#1: If you're working on a manuscript intended for the Christian youth market and need some outside help, then consider attending Write 2 Ignite's one day summer workshop. Here is a brief blurb from their website:


A Day Apart is not another conference. It’s not a writer’s retreat. And it’s not just a workshop. It’s more than a critique group or a writer’s group. A Day Apart is bits of all these things rolled into one day. It is A Day Apart for us to focus on revision, and on helping each other perform radical surgery on ailing manuscripts. 


Please see their website for more information. 


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#2 If you're interested in a improving your skills as an author or illustrator for children, then I strongly recommend attending the SCBWI-Carolinas fall conference. The brochure is beautiful, enticing and will make you wish that September 23 was right around the corner. Plus, if you live in Charlotte--you don't have to pay for a hotel!

The weekend will be filled with great speakers, opportunities to be critiqued, and workshops on many different facets of writing, publishing, and marketing (including one by yours truly).
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#3 If you love reading YA books and adore meeting their authors, then you need to check out the "Ash to Nash Book Tour." This novel idea (all puns intended) is the brainchild of Myra McEntire, Victoria Schwab, and Beth Revis. As they journey through the south, they will be joined by other authors including Alan Gratz (one of my favorite middle grade authors) and Ruta Sepetys.t’
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4 comments:

Jean said...

Thanks a bunch Carol.

Our blog address is www.write2igniteblog.blogspot.com

Jean

marshahubler said...

I've been to several SCBWI conferences in PA over the years. They were always very well done.

Marsha
www.marshahublerwordpress.com

Clara Gillow Clark said...

Wish I could join you, Carol, at the SCBWI Ash to Nash COnference. It'd be great to meet you southern girls.

Carol Baldwin said...

I'm actually just doing 2 out of these three-- the W2I and the SCBWI one. I've got to leave some time for writing...right?! Thanks for visiting, ladies!