Writing for Children (for older teens and adults)
A workshop for aspiring authors on the ins and outs of creating and selling a manuscript for the children’s book market. Bring the first page of a manuscript-in-process for feedback from the author.
Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in Fertile Library
Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in Twin Valley LINK Site (Senior Center)
Catherine Thimmesh is the Sibert Medal-winning author of “Team Moon.” Her newest book, “Lucy Long Ago,” explores the scientific sleuthing that surrounded the famous fossil hominid, Lucy—a key clue in the search for human ancestors. “Madam President,” a New York Times notable book, was recently updated to reflect recent advances for women in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the presidency. Catherine’s previous books, “Girls Think of Everything” and “The Sky’s the Limit,” have been translated into Korean and Chinese. “Girls Think of Everything” won the 2001 IRA Children’s Book Award, was a Children’s Book of the Month Best Nonfiction Book 2000, a Minnesota Book Award finalist, and a Smithsonian Notable Book 2000 (amongst other honors). The Sky’s the Limit won the Minnesota Book Award in 2002, was a Smithsonian Notable Book 2002, and an Outstanding Science and Social Studies Trade Book for Children 2002. The author lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with her husband and two children.
December Author: Ron Gamer
January Author: Will Weaver
February Author: Patricia Cumbie
March Author: John Coy
April Author: Blake Hoena
Carpool to meet them all! (Visit www.larl.org for details about dates and locations.)
Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts Cultural Fund.