Thursday, June 28, 2012

Current Scratch: Events, News, YA

Howdy, folks! Are you hot yet?. Are you make goal progress? Be sure to mark you calendar with all our upcoming events.

Our next Schmooze will fall on  7-25-2012  at the College Station Barnes and Noble.  Bring copies (up to 5) for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m.  Our program begins at 10 a.m. and the discussion topic will be: Schmooze: Historical Fiction for Children.

Sign up for our awesome upcoming events. Coming soon -- online registration! Keep checking back.

SCBWI-BV Saturday Workshop: Finding the Story with Mary Wade, SCBWI Houston—Non-fiction and another TBA author—Fiction.

DATE: August 18, 2012
LOCATION/TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arts Center
2275 Dartmouth, College Station, TX
$45 SCBWI members
$50 Non-members

SCBWI-BV Writing Intensive with Executive Editor of Philomel, Jill Santopolo.
DATE: November 3, 2012

$150 SCBWI Members
$175 Non-Members


Great article in PW about writing memorable children's literature. This gives a broad perspective from many children's literature industry gurus.  Give it a look.

Wondering how to TWEET?  I mean, some of us are not the techno-gifted. Here is a link to a Twitter Cheat Sheet for Writers. Check it out.


ALAN is the  Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English website.  A great organization devoted to YA literature. Check it out.

Verlakay's  YA thread on her BLUE BOARDS. This is a great place to ask your burning questions. Many questions have already been asked. Lots to read.  

Adventures in Children's and YA Publishing. A great site with a worthy goal: in search of readers, and the information, market info, insider tidbits, and writing advice they find en route. 

Agent Mary Kole explores the children's genre with a focus of YA books. She is happy to answer questions. Check out her site.

Vandergrift's YA Literature page offers much in the way of understanding and appreciating YA lit. Check it out.

The Literary Link offers connections to so many wonderful YA lit sites. Go!

Want to know what is hot in YA lit. Check out the Bookanistas! The review the best upcoming books with nothing but love. Check out their site.

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

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