It's Friday. It's March 10. It's snowing outside, and I can't stop thinking about spring. I blame that warm spell a few days ago. I love the snow. You know I do, but that beautiful weather was a tease, a terrible, awful tease. Actually worse than a tease. It was a torment, but there's hope. In a little over 36 hours, we enter Daylight Savings. In less than two weeks, it will officially be Spring (whether Mother Nature likes it or not), and a few days after that the Spring Writing Workshop and Conference season begins.
UPCOMING SPRING WRITING WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE CALENDAR:
March 25th: (You and I will be presenting at this one! SUPER CHEAP AND GREAT DEAL!!)
AN IMMERSION IN WRITING AND LITERATURE WITH AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
The University of Scranton at The Kane Forum in Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall
Begins with registration at 8:00am and ends at 2:00pm
Earn 5 ACT 48 hours
• Discover the many ways stories are created, characters come to life, and ideas take shape.
• Consider the writing process and literary analysis as a writer.
• Learn techniques that you can incorporate into your writing workshop.
• Become a writing mentor for your students.
• Take home signed books for your classroom.
Featuring KID LIT, Ink! Authors and Illustrators:
Lindsay Barrett George
Clara Gillow Clark
Alison Green Myers
Gayle C. Krause
Linda Oatman High
$15/Students, $25/NPRA Members, or $40/Non-members
Includes: continental breakfast, lunch, 5 ACT 48 hours, and sessions
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association and The Panuska College of Professional Studies
REGISTER TODAY with Donna Salva at 570-815-6068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH ACROSS EASTERN PA SCBWI EVENT
(I am beyond excited about this one, and it's only $50 for SCBWI members.)
PROPOSED SCHEDULE **Subject to change.
Author PM Schedule
Illustrator PM ScheduleApril 15th (I'll be signing books at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, Stroudsburg, PA 10am-2pm. Stay tuned for flyer...)
April 28-30th (I'll be presenting at this one...)
OTHER UPCOMING FUN-NESS! The #AtoZChallenge, the New Adult Scavenger Hunt, and the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt
So Spring is just around the corner. In the meantime, if you'd like to curl up with a book this weekend, Valentine Kisses: A Kiss to Last a Lifetime is still only $.99. My novella, Avalanche, is sure to steam up the windows while you watch the snow fall!
I'm working on a few more local dates for events, including The Nuts and Bolts on Writing from Manuscript to Publication. Visit my website for updates. You can sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date! Stay warm and eat chocolate!
Sharing the writing love one letter at a time,