The SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) is having their Fall Conference in Chandler, Oklahoma September 11th from 9:00 til 5:00. Go to their website to find out how to join SCBWI, and stop by the member websites while you’re there.
The Celebration of Books, held by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers is coming up September 24-25. I know Young Bill and I are anxiously looking forward to going. Mark your calendars for this one. Teresa Miller, host of Writing Out Loud, is the mastermind behind this event, and I’ve never been disappointed.
Save the Date. Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People will be October 28th. This year it will be at the Tom Steed Center, Rose State College and the fee with lunch is $80.00. Here’s a peek at the festival presenters, Stephen Krensky, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, and Tamora Pierce.
Need to get started on some great books for Teens, Take a look at Tamora Pierce’s 2010 best Science Fiction and Fantasy titles for Teens.
Look what I just got in my email from Teresa.
In addition to an all-star lineup of Oklahoma Writers, the Celebration of Books, September 24-25, will also be featuring three Pulitzer winners—Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours; Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart; and Rita Dove, author of American Smooth. Dove also served as Poet Laureate of the United States. Other visiting writers and artists will include PBS anchor Jim Lehrer, best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd, New York Literary Agent Marly Rusoff, poet and performance artist Joy Harjo, Queen of Rock Wanda Jackson, and Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest of the Little Rock 9.
For a complete listing of all sixty authors, visit poetsandwriters.okstate.edu, where you’ll find a Celebration schedule and registration forms. Or call Teresa Miller at 918-594-8215. You can also receive weekly updates by becoming a fan of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers on Facebook.
Note that all teachers and students may attend the event for free but still need to register.
We hope you can join us!
Thanks Teresa for the update and very timely for the blog.