Monday, January 28, 2013

Current Scratch: Local Events, Shout out! ALA Youth Media Awards

Howdy, folks! Welcome to a brand new year! First blog! I hope you are working on your stories.

Mark your calendars. Our next Schmooze will fall on 1-30-13 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. We have a surprise guest.  Get your laptops and phones set up for a Google Hangout!  See you there!


Book Signing With Janet Fox and Joy Preble

Author Signing. Join Janet Fox and Joy Preble for an exclusive young adult Q&A session of their latest books and what it takes to be a YA author. We will release Janet's newest book, Sirens, and Joy will talk about her upcoming book, The Sweet Dead Life.
Date/Time: Tuesday February 05, 2013 6:00 PM
Place Barnes and Nobles, Lone-Star Pavilion, 711 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840, 979-764-8955
Book Sale. The Fortnightly Club, a non-profit whose main beneficiary is the Nancy Carol Roberts Library in Brenham, is having their annual used book sale

When: February 20th to February 23rd, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham TX.

Fee: $1.00 except on Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, when dealers come, so the entrance fee is $10.00.

Somehistory about the club: It was founded by a small group of ladies, who wanted to form a literary club in Brenham. Together with friends they became the 14 charter members of The Fortnightly Literary Club of Brenham in 1895. They met every two weeks, thus the name “Fortnightly”. In 1901, the ladies decided to establish a public library and after being given the use of two rooms behind a bank, they collected about 1,000 books (all donated, I believe) and opened Brenham’s first library. In 1974 the City took over the library, but The Fortnightly Club maintains control of the Library Board.

Local author, Linnea Heaney's poem, ALL GONE, has been accepted at Highlights Hello. The poem is her second poem accepted at Hello; BOUNCY was accepted last summer.


Here are some 2013 highlights:
Newbery Medal - The One and Only Ivan,” written by Katherine Applegate, is the 2013 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
Caldecott - This Is Not My Hat,” illustrated and written by Jon Klassen, is the 2013 Caldecott Medal winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.
Printz - In Darkness,” written by Nick Lake, is the 2013 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers.

Follow this link to learn more.

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

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