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Literacy and Our Roles As Writers and Illustrators for Young People

SCBWI Southwest Texas

Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Join award-winning author, teacher, and literacy advocate Guadalupe Garcia McCall for a glimpse into the future of the American youth readership and the ever-growing need for cultural diversity in the themes and characters of children’s literature. Learn how you, as writers and illustrators, can play an integral role in community literacy efforts, including El día de los niños / El día de los libros, an annual celebration of children and reading that culminates on April 30.

 

McCall will follow her presentation with a book signing.

 

Cost: FREE

Registration: Please click here to RSVP.

 

About the Speaker

Guadalupe Garcia McCall was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties with family on both sides of the border. Trained in Theater Arts and English, she now teaches English/Language Arts at a junior high school. Her poems for adults have appeared in more than twenty literary journals. McCall won the American Library Association’s 2012 Pura Belpré Author Award for her debut novel Under the Mesquite, which was also a finalist for the 2012 William C. Morris YA Debut Award. Kirkus Reviews named Under the Mesquite one of the Best Teen Books of 2011.


Meeting Agenda

10:00 - 11:00 am   News, Speaker

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Book Signing, Open Critique Groups


Open Critique Groups

Our chapter offers open critique groups to writers and illustrators attending meetings. Whenever we have a free Saturday morning chapter meeting, we’ll offer open critique groups during the second hour (11 am - 12 pm).

To participate in open critique groups, bring up to 5 pages of critique-ready work (4 copies) to share. In accordance with SCBWI critique guidelines, another critique will read your pages aloud, giving you the opportunity to listen to your prose or verse in action — a great test of readability. Bring fiction, nonfiction, illustration, poetry, synopses, query letters, or any other children's literature work you'd like to get feedback on.

Have questions about Literacy and Our Roles As Writers and Illustrators for Young People? Contact SCBWI Southwest Texas

When & Where


Barnes & Noble
321 NW Loop 410
Ste 104
San Antonio, TX 78216

Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)


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SCBWI Southwest Texas

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators is a professional group of writers and artists who create for the children's market.

This event is hosted by the Southwest Texas Chapter in San Antonio, Texas. 

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