• SAVE THE DATE! SCBWI-Hawaii 2015 Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii Friday, March 6 - Writer's Workshop Saturday, March 7 - Conference The 2015 conference will feature three special guests: authors Susan Fletcher and Sarah Ellis, and Associate Editor Kat Brzozowski. The intensive limited-attendance Writer's Workshop, led by Susan and Sarah, will focus on the essentials of plotting and will be helpful to writers at any skill level. At the conference, Kat, Susan and Sarah will share their knowledge and expertise in the children's publishing industry, and there will be opportunities to have your writing and illustration critiqued during our first-page critique session, or by signing up for optional manuscript/portfolio critiques by professionals.   Plan ahead and don't miss out on your chance to learn from the best–you're sure to come away inspired!   Featured Guests: Susan Fletcher, author of ten books for children and young adults. Her work has been included on a number of lists, including the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults and ALA Notable Books.         Sarah Ellis, award-winning author of more than a dozen books including novels, picture books, a short story collection and two books about writing. Sarah is also a children's book columnist and reviewer for Hornbook Magazine and the New York Times.       Kat Brzozowski, Associate Editor at Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin's Press. Kat has had extensive experience at literary agencies and has interned at Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc, Writers House, and Foundry Literary + Media.       More information to come!
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators - Hawaii Region Presents a Writer’s Workshop with TRACY BARRETT Spinning a Tale as Old as Time January 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At Aina Haina Library Tuition Non-Members $50; Members $25 Advance registration required. Limited Seating. Tracy is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers. She holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She taught at Vanderbilt University for twenty-eight years. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her award-winning young-adult novel, Anna of Byzantium(Delacorte). Her most recent publications are Dark of the Moon (Harcourt) a YA retelling of the myth of the minotaur, King of Ithaka, a YA novel based on Homer's Odyssey; the popular middle-grade series The Sherlock Files (both Henry Holt) and The Stepsister’s Tale (Harlequin Teen, 2014) which received starred reviews from both Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and was a PW Book of the Week. The workshop will focus on how to write non-fiction and historical fiction for children and young adults. There will be a combination of lecture/presentation and participant involvement.   Read more about Tracy Barrett at her website: http://www.tracybarrett.com/bio.htm CONTACT hawaii@scbwi.org for information and registration material.
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SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) is the only professional organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. With more than 22,000 members worldwide, SCBWI is the largest children's writing organization in the world.

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SPINNING A TALE AS OLD AS TIME: WRITER'S WORKSHOP WITH TRACY BARRETT

WHEN: January 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aina Haina Library
COST: Non-Members $50; SCBWI Members $25
REGISTRATION: Contact hawaii@scbwi.org for registration
Advance registration required.
Limited Seating.

 

Tracy is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers.

 

She holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She taught at Vanderbilt University for twenty-eight years. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works.

 

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her award-winning young-adult novel, Anna of Byzantium(Delacorte). Her most recent publications are Dark of the Moon (Harcourt) a YA retelling of the myth of the minotaur, King of Ithaka, a YA novel based on Homer's Odyssey; the popular middle-grade series The Sherlock Files (both Henry Holt) and The Stepsister’s Tale (Harlequin Teen, 2014) which received starred reviews from both Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and was a PW Book of the Week.

 

The workshop will focus on how to write non-fiction and historical fiction for children and young adults. There will be a combination of lecture/presentation and participant involvement.

 

Read more about Tracy Barrett at her website: http://www.tracybarrett.com/bio.htm


2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN HONOLULU, HAWAII

Next year's annual craft workshop and conference will be held on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 and will feature three special guests: authors Susan Fletcher and Sarah Ellis, and Associate Editor Kat Brzozowski. The optional craft workshop, led by Susan and Sarah, will help you hone your skills in plotting. The full-day conference will feature breakout sessions by Susan, Sarah and Kat, first-page critiques, optional manuscript and portfolio critiques by professionals, and ample networking opportunities.

 

Plan ahead and don't miss out on your chance to learn from the best–you're sure to come away inspired!

 

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