Thursday, February 1, 2018

Smack Dab News

A.M. Bostwick will be an instructor at the Tomahawk Elementary School this April during the Wisconsin State Reading Association Young Author's Festival. The festival is sponsored by the Headwaters Reading Council in northern Wisconsin and the school's reading program. The program features two workshops for students grades 1-8 during a half-day introduction on writing novels. Participants also will have the opportunity to meet and chat with authors post-instruction.

Women of Kidlit Launches: A new initiative is in the works, aimed at increasing equity of opportunities for Women of Kidlit (which is the name of the Facebook group where this planning conversation is taking place). The group is administered by Grace Lin and Karen Blumenthal, with  plans for using the month of March (Women's History Month) to get the word out through as many channels as possible. Women and male allies are invited to participate. If you'd like to get in on the conversation, find WOMEN OF KIDLIT on Facebook and request to join the group there.


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Psst: And it’s fun, too!
Award-winning author Holly Schindler turns her attention to helping young writers learn the craft of storytelling. Yes, this activity book is a guide for creating a new superhero, but it also uses brainstorming prompts to take young authors through the process of constructing a story with solid characters, plenty of pulse-pounding conflict, and a satisfying ending. Great for individual or classroom use. Suggested grades: 3-8.

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