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Beyond the Book Deal: Charting the Path Ahead

  • 23 Apr 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • El Segundo Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo CA 90245


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Beyond the Book Deal: Charting the Path Ahead

With so many daunting hurdles to overcome before embarking on a career writing for children, it’s easy for pre-published writers to become preoccupied by acquiring an agent and making a first sale—not to mention harbor too many doubts about their talents. But are you ready for what happens after your dream of having a book on the shelf comes true? In this workshop, you’ll get a detailed look at what happens afteryou sell your first manuscript and how you can best prepare yourself and stay motivated for the long road ahead. Along with practical information about the publishing industry, this workshop will include exploratory writing prompts to help you clarify your vision and goals in writing stories for young readers.

Speaker's Bio:

KRISTEN KITTSCHER is a former middle school English teacher and author of tween mystery The Wig in the Window (Harper Children’s, 2013) which garnered a starred review from School Library Journal and was named to ten Best of the Year listsThe 2014 James Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence and a graduate of Brown University, Kristen frequently presents at schools, libraries, and festivals. She lives with her husband in Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade—the inspiration for her most recent novel, The Tiara on the Terrace.

Visit or follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@kkittscher).

Date: April 16, 2016

Time: 1-4 PM

Venue: TBA

Fee: $45

*Non-members pay the full amount 

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE.


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