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I lived at the library as a child, riding my bike there nearly every day. Check your local library for free events, story time, writing contests, technological and researching resources, and of course, books.
Finding Your Future in Art at the 2018 Animotion Festival
Trending: ABA titles tackling themes of faith
One Writer's Musings
Author ~ Editor ~ Reviewer ~ Speaker
This conference utterly exceeded my expectations, and I left feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and refreshed! Highly recommend PENCON 2019, taking place in Nashville! Learn more at PENCONeditors.com. I was honored to be counted among its faculty during PENCON 2018 in Grand Rapids.
Fall &Winter Books
FIND YOUR FUTURE IN ART
By Kim Childress
Cherry Lake (Sleeping Bear Press)
Part of the Find Your Future in STEAM series.
Sept. 9, 2018: Kerrytown Bookfest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ann Arbor, MI
June 2, 2018: Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 3-5, 2018: Faculty Instructor, PENCON, Grand Rapids, MI
Wild Wild Midwest! May 3-5, 2019, multi-regional conference
Oct. 5-7, 2018: SCBWI retreat, Pokagon State Park, Potawatom Inn, Angola, IN (for IN and MI SCBWI members)
May 5, 2018, time TBD, SCBWI MI-PAL event: A One-Day Humor Conference with Little, Brown editor Heather Alexander
Mar. 17-18, 2018: Michigan Reading Association, Detroit, MI, Cobo Center
Feb. 2-3, 2018: The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories, Kalamazoo Valley Museum 10 am - 4 pm
January 2018: Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, "How a Book is Made" & "Discernment in the Media"
Dec. 10, 2017: Kazoo Books Author Hop, 11 am-1 pm: SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI 2-4 pm
Dec. 1, 2017: SCBWI-MI Merry Mitten Holiday event, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI, 6-9 pm
Aug 5, 2-4 pm, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL)