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The Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI)

The Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI)

Craft a Picture Book Biography Concept to submission-ready manuscript Online program   Event: Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI) 16-week online program via Zoom video communications, Canvas learning management, and Slack collaboration and chat systems Participants will be given access, instruction, and support for use of these tools. Dates: Thursday evenings, January 17, 2019 – May 9, 2019 Times: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST Cost:   $320  (scholarships available; email nwi@park.edu to inquire) Instructors: Jenn Bailey and Tessa Elwood Class Size: 20 Number of Sessions: Sixteen…

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Congratulations to Traci McClellan-Sorell!

Congratulations to Traci McClellan-Sorell!

Traci McClellan-Sorell is an SCBWI 2018 Book Launch Award Winner! Traci is the author of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga (Charlesbridge). Her picture book explores contemporary Cherokee culture, and the spirit of gratitude the community experiences during each of the four seasons. https://www.scbwi.org/2018-book-launch-award-winners/

Book launch for Traci Sorell!

Book launch for Traci Sorell!

Heartlander Traci Sorell will have her KC area launch event for We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, her debut picture book, on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the brand new Monticello branch of Johnson County Public Library in Shawnee, KS. Books will be available for purchase. https://www.jocolibrary.org/events/when-women-speak-meet-author-traci-sorell

Nonfiction Writers Intensive: Tell the Untold Story

Nonfiction Writers Intensive: Tell the Untold Story

Park University is excited to launch the Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI) workshop series in collaboration with The Little Fig. NWI’s goal is to build a collection of stories that showcase subjects of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and gender diversity. Open to authors worldwide, whether they are published or not, this 16-week-long intensive enables each author to be successful in creating a nonfiction picture book—from concept to submission-ready completion. The January 2019 NWI focuses on creating picture book biographies that depict noteworthy…

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Alastair Heim’s upcoming events

Alastair Heim’s upcoming events

Heartlander Alastair Heim has two events coming up over the next two weeks, the first in St. Louis, and the second in Kansas City. Here are the details: The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis) – Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 4:00-5:30… https://thenovelneighbor.com/event/childrens-author-alastair-heim-the-great-puppy-invasion/ Story Time in the Village (Prairie Village Shops) – Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 from 10:00-11:30… https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/04/19/introducing-story-time-in-the-village-70853

Congratulations to Sherry Bushue!

Congratulations to Sherry Bushue!

Star Bright Books has purchased world rights to four of Heartlander S. J. Bushue’s bilingual picture book titles. Animal ABC bilingüe bilingual, a unique introduction to the ABCs, features animals whose names share a common beginning letter, regardless of language. Illustrated with the mosaic originality of Juan de Lascurain, this picture book’s planned release date is June, 2018. DINOSAURS COUNT encourages preschoolers to wiggle their toes and flap their arms along with some dinosaur pals. This multilingual picture book has been…

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Congratulations to Alastair Heim!

Congratulations to Alastair Heim!

Alastair Heim’s fourth picture book HELLO DOOR made its debut on January 2, 2018. HELLO DOOR is a rhyming book illustrated by Alisa Coburn, who also illustrated Alastair’s LOVE YOU, TOO and is a retelling of Goldilocks and The Three Bears – featuring a sly, sneaky Mr. Fox who meet and greets everything he sees (and steals) with a polite “Hello!” Take a peek at HELLO DOOR here on Alastair’s website:  http://www.alastairheim.com/books/#/hello-door/

Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Ariel Richardson at Chronicle has bought world rights to Heartlander Jenn Bailey‘s A FRIEND FOR HENRY, illustrated by Mika Song. Making friends is daunting for Henry, a boy on the autism spectrum. His best efforts are often misunderstood, but after an art project mix-up, and a Circle Time setback, Henry finds a way to build a friendship. The book is planned for spring 2019; the author was represented by Rosemary Stimola, and the illustrator by Erica Rand Silverman, both of Stimola Literary…

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