Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Current Scratch: Free, SCBWI, Historical Resources

Howdy, folks! Whew, it's hot. Hope you add some of that heat to your stories.  

Our next Schmooze will fall on  8-29-2012  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: The Art of Picture Books.

SCBWI-BV Region has two upcoming events and we now have ONLINE REGISTRATION.  The links are to the left. Here are brief details. Follow the links to learn more.

SCBWI-BV Saturday Workshop: Finding the Story
SPEAKERS: Mary Wade (non-fiction) and Jo Whittmore (YA).
DATE: August 18, 2012
TIME/LOCATION:: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arts Center, 2275 Dartmouth, College Station, TX
COST: $45 SCBWI members, $50 Non-members.

SCBWI-BV Writing Intensive with Executive Editor of Philomel, Jill Santopolo.
DATE: November 3, 2012
TIME/LOCATION:  8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. The Glory Inn on Still Creek Ranch, Bryan, TX 77808COST: $150 SCBWI Members and $175 Non-Members


Check out the WriteOnCon. It is currently in progress.  Here is the link. What is the WOC?  Attendees don’t need to take time off work, travel, or spend a truckload of money. They can enjoy the conference from the convenience of their own homes. All for childrens authors!  Yay!


Here is the PW write up for the Annual Conference.

Historical Resources

Article about historical fiction from Chris Cheng.  Chris is a fine children's writer and great friend of SCBWI. He is also an international consultants for a new e-journal, First Opinions, Second Reaction, that comes from Purdue University reviewing contemporary children's and young adult literature through various thematic and contextual lenses.

National Curriculum Stanadards for Social Studies offers curriculum standards adopted by many schools. Check out his resource to increase your work's relevancy in schools

Award for children's New World history writers -- Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction -- historical fiction set in the New World (North, South, or Central America) is celebrated by this award.

Read historical fiction for teens? Here's a good resource.   

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