Saturday, October 20, 2012

Current Scratch: AROUND TOWN, SHOUT OUT, NEWS, NANOWRIMO

Howdy, folks. Don't you just love the weather? Sweaters one day, shorts the next. I hope you are taking some time to dig into your books. 

Our next Schmooze will fall on  10-31-2012  at the College Station Barnes and Noble.  Bring copies (up to 5) for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m.  Our Schmooze program begins at 10 a.m. and the discussion topic will be: Publishers in Texas.

SCBWI-BV Writing Intensive with Executive Editor of Philomel, Jill Santopolo.
ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED!  THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!  

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-Member.

AROUND TOWN

ChildLitBookClub CLBC http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChildLitbookclub/cal
This month's books: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Date: Thursday 10/25/2012
Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am

Location: Arts Center

RED WASP FILM FESTIVAL
DATE:  Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2012, Doors open at 7.
TIME AND LOCATION: Stage Center Theater (201-B W. 26th St.) in downtown Bryan, TX.
COST: Tickets are available at the door: $25/both nights, $15/one night; with student ID, $15/both nights, $10/one night.


Brazos Writers is also offering a screenwriting workshop in conjuction with this event a three hour workshop, learn the basic of screenwriting from industry expert BEN WIGGINS founder and Development Executive at AccessFilms.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012. 
Cost: $10.00, tickets available at the door.  
Place: Stage Center Theater (201-B W. 26th St.) in downtown Bryan, TX

Creative Thinking for Productive WritingSaturday, November 10, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Creativity experts Hector and Suzanna Ramos will lead participants in exploring basic creative thinking skills such as exploration, ideation, idea selection, idea development, and attribute transfer. Creative skills help writers develop insight and resilience in their writing, as well as overcome the dreaded writer’s block. More info to come. www.brazoswriters.org

Author Molly Blaisdell is offering a novel writing workshop (Teen Novel Boot Camp) for teens in honor of the National Novel Writing month.  This two hour event will cover the nuts and bolts of novel writing and will offer teens a chance to share their work (5min) and receive gentle critique.(Ages 10-19)

DATE:  11/06/2012
TIME:  4:00pm to 6:00pm
PLACE: LARRY J. RINGER LIBRARY, 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy., College Station, TX. 77845, (979) 764-3416
COST: FREE, please RSVP @ (molly@mollyblaisdell.com) or at the library (space is limited)

SHOUT OUT


Big Shout Out for local author Candilynn Fite. She has a new ebook out on uTales.com. It's illustrated by Caroline Lee. LITTLE ACORN'S BIG FALL is a picture ebook available on the uTales ebook platform.  Click here for the link to preview her book! Check out this! Download the app. Buy the book. :) Yay! Congratulations, Candilynn.

NEWS


The National Book Award Finalist in Young People's literature has been announced.  Read about the finalists in PW.

Here's PW article reporting the AAP's Children's  and Young Adult Books sales for the past few months. Note the rise in ebook sales!  FYI: AAP=Association of American Publishers. 

NANOWRIMO

Yes it is time to write a novel in the November!  Here is the link to NanowrimoHere is the link to our local BCS Library Nanowrimo events.  Here is a link to help you create a survival kit for the month of November. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the huge shout out! I appreciate it. :)

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