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June 2019

“So, You Want to Write a Children’s Book?” Tips from 6 Debut Children’s Book Creators + 1 Future Children’s Book Creator led by Esther Hershenhorn

June 8, 2019 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Harold Washington Library Center: Reception Hall, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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In this panel facilitated by children’s book author, teacher and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn, six debut children’s book creators – picture book author Sarah Glenn Fortson, picture book illustrator Darcy Zoells, picture book author-illustrator Alex Willan, middle grade novelists Malayna Evans, and Shirin Shamsi, and nonfiction chapter book writer Catherine Ann Velasco, as well as future debut children’s book creator Urania Smith, ground you in the Children’s Book World and shorten your writer’s journey to publication.   Esther Hershenhorn writes…

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Workshop: The Voices and Faces Project presents “Our Stories Are Our Power” led by Marline Johnson and Caity-Shea Violette

June 8, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Harold Washington Library Center: Reception Hall, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The Voices and Faces Project, an award-winning storytelling project, travels across North America and Africa to bring its immersive, two-day “Stories We Tell writing program to communities across the globe. At this year’s Lit Fest, they’ll debut “Our Stories Are Our Power,” a one-hour mini-workshop geared toward youth (ages 13 - 25) who want to use their personal stories to create political change. Poets, fiction writers, spoken word artists, aspiring playwrights and any youth with a powerful story to tell…

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