Announcement from Kansas SCBWI

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Hi everyone,

Here’s a notice I received from Kansas SCBWI that might be of interest to writers in that area.

Has Kansas SCBWI got a treat for you!

2011 Kansas SCBWI Open House LaMar’s Donuts at KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS
Date: 9 April 2011, Saturday 01:00 PM

Kansas SCBWI 2011:

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1 pm to 4 pm

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”
(from When Harry Met Sally)

LaMar’s at Jayhawk Central

KU Student Union, Edwards Campus

127th & Quivira

Overland Park, Kansas

Campus Map http://edwardscampus.ku.edu/contact/campusmap.shtml

Everything you wanted to know about children’s writing, publishing, and Twitter, but have been too afraid to ask…until now.

Plus donuts and coffee!
FREE!

Meet the cast, er, your Regional Advisor, her assistant, and the Advisory Committee
Connect with other writers, illustrators, and newbies
Ask those burning questions about writing and getting published – no question is too stupid!
Make new friends
Hone your Twittering skills*
No audition necessary. Amateurs and Professionals all welcome.

*Bring your laptop to tweet!

THE SCHEDULE:

It’s an Open House, people! Come when you can and stay as long as you want (between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 PM, that is). We’ll have tables set up by genre (picture book, middle grade, young adult) and for Publishing 101, Illustrators, and Twitter. Come and make new friends, drink coffee, eat donuts, and go home with all your questions answered. How great is that?

It’s FREE, but we need you to register so we know how high to stack the donuts. Thanks!

CAN’T ATTEND?

Participate using the Twitter hashtag: #KSSCBWI. Join in the conversation of questions and answers.

Important note #1: If you can’t join us in person, you will be responsible for providing your own donuts and coffee.

Important note #2: If you have no idea what we’re talking about with “hashtags,” you really need to come and sit at Jenn Bailey’s Twitter table!

Questions? Contact your Regional Advisor at http://www.kansas-scbwi.org/

Check out http://www.kansas-scbwi.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=284407  for more information and to register online.

Questions? Contact Kim Peek at ks_scbwi@yahoo.com .

Best regards,
Kansas SCBWI

From Kansas SCBWI

Hi everyone,

Here’s a notice from Kansas SCBWI that will be of interest to those of you who live in the area. Contact information is included.Has Kansas SCBWI got a treat for you!

Kansas SCBWI Workshop: All About Twitter! KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS
Date: 22 January 2011, Saturday 01:00 PM

KSCBWI 2011:
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
1 pm to 4 pm

“I keep telling you, this isn’t a few birds!”
–Melanie Daniels, The Birds

LaMar’s at Jayhawk Central
KU Student Union, Edwards Campus
127th & Quivera
Overland Park, Kansas

Back by popular demand!

Social Media Expert Jenn Bailey zooms in on the power of Twitter. She’ll show you how to:
1) Connect with other writers, agents and editors
2) Build a following
3) Establish yourself as a brand

Bring your laptop and a jpg of yourself and prepare to tweet! We’ll provide coffee and doughnuts.

Our speaker:

Jenn Bailey is a Social Media Expert – http://www.thesociallites.com /, freelance writer and photographer – http://www.jennbailey.com /, and our In the Wind Editor. She has spoken about Social Media at SCBWI’s Summer Conference in LA and Midwinter Conference in New York.

Questions? Contact your Regional Advisor at ks_scbwi.org.

Check out http://www.kansas-scbwi.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=241923  for more information and to register online.

Questions? Contact Kim Peek at ks_scbwi@yahoo.com .
Best regards,
Kansas SCBWI

Poems of the Week

My thanks to Charles Waters for beng my guest yesterday. Many of you have commented on the interview. For more information about Charles, here is his website. http://www.charleswaters.net

BULLETIN: Here’s a good opportunity for writers in Kansas and area states. It’s an upcomng Kansas SCBWI conference. One of the featured speakers is J.B. Cheaney who was one of the authors scheduled for the Writers Hall of Fame Missouri Author Tour, had it jelled.Upcoming event information:

Catching Fire 2010 Workshop – Fanning the Flames – Research Techniques, Interviewing & School Visits Mardel, Overland Park, KS
Date: 17 July 2010, Saturday 09:30 AM

Time is running out to sign up for this event. Check out the details below.
SCHEDULE:
9:30 Welcomes, chat, stragglers

9:45 to 10:45 Kaite Stover will discuss efficient research techniques and how to utilize your friendly local library’s research experts

10:45-10:55 quick break

10:55 to 11:55 Lisa McCormick will offer offer tips to find the best experts and conduct painless, productive interviews

Lunch from noon to 1:15

1:15 to 2:15 JB Cheaney first half talk about how to dazzle during author visits

2:15 – 2:25 quick break

2:25 – 3:30 JB Chaney pt 2

Questions? Contact your Regional Advisor at ks_scbwi.org

More information and online registration: Catching Fire 2010 Workshop – Fanning the Flames – Research Techniques, Interviewing & School Visits

Since Kathy Temean first began posting one of my poems each Sunday, the number has grown considerably. In case you are interested in reviewing these or looking for some in particular, here is a list of all the poems posted so far and their source.
POEMS OF THE WEEK

Date, Poem, Book
9-06-09 Butterfly, Farmer’s Garden

8-31-09 dragonfly, bugs, poems about creeping things
3-28-10 bookworm, bugs, poems about creeping things
5-2-10 Spider, bugs, poems about creeping things
6-6-10 Chigger, bugs, poems about creeping things

9-18-09 Friends, Partner Poems

9-13-09 Two Frogs and a Witch, The Book of Giant Stories
10-25-09 Giant Named Groans, The Book of Giant Stories

9-27-09 Swimsuits, Vacation
2-21-10 Vacation, Vacation

10-05-09 Jarrett Junior High School, Connecting Dots
10-20-09 Goodbye Picture, Connecting Dots
1-03-10 Away from Camp, Connecting Dots
2-07-10 Kryptonite Blues, Connecting Dots
5-30-10 Mysterious Birds, Connecting Dots

10-12-09 Signing on a Crew, Pirates
11-29-09 Pirates Nest, Pirates

11-02-09 Rooster Walk, Sounds of Rain
11-08-09 Rhythms, Sounds of Rain
11-15-09 Song of Bees, Sounds of Rain
11-22-09 Wondering on the Stars, Sounds of Rain
1-24-10 Ambassadors, Sounds of Rain
12-13-09 Night Stalker, Sounds of Rain
4-18-10 Blowing Downriver, Sounds of Rain
6-28-10 Tree Bones, Sounds of Rain

11-26-09 A Poem Begins, Children’s Literature in the Reading Program

12-06-09 Wolf, Wild Country
12-20-09 Above the Tree Line, Wild Country
12-27-09 No Words , Wild Country
3-10-10 Song of the Tree Frogs, Wild Country
4-04-10 No Words , Wild Country
4-25-10 Puffin, Wild Country
5-9-10 Crossing Paths, Wild Country
7-4-10 No Words , Wild Country

1-10-10 The Bus, The Mouse was Out at Recess
1-17-10 My Essay on Birds, The Mouse was Out as Recess
1-31-10 The Dog in School, The Mouse was Out at Recess

2-14-10 Love, Somebody Catch My Homework,

3-01-10 My Bed, The Alligator in the Closet
3-14-10 The Guest in the Pantry, The Alligator in the Closet
3-21-09 Socks Without Partners, The Alligator in the Closet
5-16-10 Keepers, The Alligator in the Closet
6-13-10 To the Victor, The Alligator in the Closet
6-20-10 Family Heirlooms, The Alligator in the Closet

4-11-10 Weeds, The Boy Who Counted Stars

5-23-10 Spending the Night with Relatives Vacation, We’re Going to the Ocean