If you live anywhere within driving distance of Seattle Pacific University, be there tonight, 7 pm, for the last SCBWI meeting until programming starts up again in the fall.
I will be taking copious notes during the Mini-Session: HELP! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS! — HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT TITLE with Lenae Nofziger.
This woman may be smiling but she is serious about titles!
from the SCBWI website: A great book title is an invitation that readers can’t refuse. But how do you create such a title? This workshop will focus on ways to generate and evaluate titles by analyzing those of existing books for children and young adults. Lenae teaches creative writing and childhood literature at Northwest University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, where she specialized in poetry, a genre that requires frequent title generation. A number of her poems have been published in literary journals, and not one of them was called “Untitled.” She is currently writing two young-adult novels.
Main Program: IN DREAMS BEGIN RESPONSIBILITIES with Karen Cushman.
Karen, (my hero!) has won both a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor, among other awards, “reflects on what she has learned from living, from writing, and from making her own rules. Karen is the author of CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY; THE MIDWIFE’S APPRENTICE; and several other middle-grade titles, including her most recent, THE LOUD SILENCE OF FRANCINE GREEN, and the forthcoming ALCHEMY AND MEGGY
You don’t have to be a member to come; for less than one of those huge new Frappucino drinks, you can have a really tasty evening.