Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Current Scratch: Trends, Edit, Poetry

Howdy, folks. Tough to work when the weather is perfect. Let the wildflowers inspire you some!  We have oodles of stuff going on in the Brazos Valley in the coming weeks. 

Our Schmooze this month will fall on  4-25-2012  at the College Station Barnes and Noble.  Bring copies up to 5 copies for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m.  Our program begins at 10 a.m. and the discussion topic will be: Elements of a Mystery" . 

April 7—Kelly Bennett, author of Your Mommy Was Just Like You and Dance, Y'all, Dance  reads at College Station Barnes & Noble Storytime, 10 a.m.—noon (also signing books)

April 17-20—Texas Library Association Conference at George R. Brown in Houston
            “Exhibits Only” pass allows a visitor to see publisher’s new books and authors' signings.

April 24—Young Poets on the Brazos poetry reading/award night, 7 p.m. at College Station Conference Center on George Bush Drive

April 28—Jeanette Larson, author of Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas will speak at Bryan Public Library, 11 a.m. to noon, family event

All April -- Script Frenzy is on, like NANOWRIMO for scripts. You might want to join in with the script writers at the Bryan/College Station Library events. Here is the link.

May 12 -- Brazos Writers presents Law & Disorder: Tales from the Street, Body Farm & Criminal Mind.  Brazos Center, Bryan, TX. 9 to 2:30. Here is the link. A little birdie might have told me that YA thrillers are hot, and this might help you out.


Here's the recap of Bologna Children's Bookfair and some enlightening news on trends. PW reports.


Need some advice on how to edit a novel. Here's a useful article over at Writer's Digest.


I know poetry is a big deal in the Brazos Valley. I mean we are having our yearly contest.  Why? It's National Poetry Writing Month!  Perhaps you want to write a poem. If you like children's poetry, this is a name you want to know: Lee Bennet Hopkins. Check out his website. Wonder who is the Children's Poetry Laureate?  For inquiring minds that want to know.  Check out NaPoWriMo too...

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.

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