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Insider Writing Tips: Young Authors Writing Workshop

Author Dandi Daley Mackall won her first writing contest as a 10-year-old tomboy. Her 50 words on “Why I Want to Be Batboy for the Kansas City A’s” won first place, but the team wouldn’t let a girl be batboy. It was her first taste of rejection. Since then, Dandi has become an award-winning author Read more

Kids Book Showcase – Picture Books

Kids Book Showcase - Picture Books 11-11:45 Will Hillenbrand Tim Bowers C.F. Payne Loren Long   11:45-12:30 Dandi Daley Mackall Richard Cowdrey Tricia Springstubb Thrity Umrigar

The Revising Process: Young Authors Writing Workshop

Nancy Roe Pimm is an award-winning author of many books and articles for children. In this session, author Nancy Roe Pimm will share how she finds ideas and turns them into books and will teach the students how to research, collect and organize data, and revise. For students in grades: Elementary, 4th to 6th grades Read more

Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wilderness!

Animal Planet star and host of YouTube's Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson is an animal expert and adventurer who famously tried all of the world's most painful insect stings. Now he's being BITTEN by some of Earth's wildest beasts and he writes all about it in his new book The Beast of Bites. Coyote Peterson will Read more

Character Writing Workshop: Young Authors Writing Workshop

This writing workshop with author Shelley Pearsall focuses on character development. Ideal for students in grades 5 and up. Purchase Shelley's books here: All of the Above (ages 8-14) Jump into the Sky (ages 8-14) Seventh Most Important Thing (ages 8-14) Things Seen from Above (ages 8-14) Trouble Don't Last (ages 8-14)