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Young Author's Day

7/17/2014

When: 7/17/2014
13:30
Where: SeaTac Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, Washington  98188
United States

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Join us as we explore and introduce young author's to the world of writing.
Writing Workshops and activities for age groups 6-11 and 12-18.
Please note schedule is subject to change.


Workshops ages 6-11

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Writing Books: The Neighborhood Lemonade Stand of 2014 (all ages)
Presented by Janet Wong

Get nine of your best friends together. Write 100 poems, make 100 drawings. Choose poems, edit them, arrange, upload to CreateSpace, and - presto! - you have a summer fundraiser for your favorite cause! Raise money for an animal charity, your school, disaster relief, or a neighborhood pizza party! (And have fun learning about publishing at the same time.) Children's author Janet Wong has written more than two dozen books for children and tweens.

Janet has presented at the White House and been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Learn more about Janet at janetwong.com



How to Create and Write for Comic Strips
Presented by Georgia Ball, Aaron Jones, and John Lustig

Georgia Ball is the author of the Littlest Pet Shop comic book series. She has also written for Scooby Doo, My Little Pony, and Fruit Ninja.

Aaron Jones is the author of the online comic strip, DERPY ROBIN


John Lustig writes for Disney comics (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Duck Tales, and Mickey Mouse) as well as for Marvel and Viz.


2:45-3:45 p.m.
Just Do It: Be a Better Writer. (all ages)
Presented by Janet Wong

Hey, kids! If you want to be a star basketball player, you know your need to dribble the ball constantly, shooting hoops in the driveway, and play games as often as you can. Writing is the same way. If you want to become a star writer, you need to put some time in - Every single day. Children's author Janet Wong will inspire you to do just that, with quick and easy tips that will make writing fun.

Janet has presented at the White House and been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Learn more about Janet at janetwong.com


4:00-5:00 p.m.
How a Story Idea is Turned into a Movie (all ages)
Presented by Gerry Swallow

During this presentation young writers will watch scenes from the movie: Walking with Dinosaurs.

Gerry Swallow began his career in Seattle as a stand-up comic before moving to L.A. where he made numerous national television appearances including several on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has since turned his attention to screen writing and, more recently, to writing books under the pen name, Dr. Cuthbert Soup. His first book, "A Whole Nother Story," was featured on the Today Show as an Al Roker book club pick.


 
Workshops ages 12-18

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

You Want to be an Author, Now What?
Presented by Nicole J. Persun

Nicole J. Persun’s professional writing career began when she was sixteen, after Booktrope Editions accepted her first novel, a young adult fantasy titled, A Kingdom's Possession.

Previous to this, Nicole had had short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and essays published in a handful of literary magazines. She’d been seriously writing and submitting work since she was fourteen and knew no bounds when it came to her writing dreams. Learn more about Nicole at nicolejpersun.com



Writing Books: The Neighborhood Lemonade Stand of 2014 (all ages)
Presented by Janet Wong

Get nine of your best friends together. Write 100 poems, make 100 drawings. Choose poems, edit them, arrange, upload to CreateSpace, and - presto! - you have a summer fundraiser for your favorite cause! Raise money for an animal charity, your school, disaster relief, or a neighborhood pizza party! (And have fun learning about publishing at the same time.) Children's author Janet Wong has written more than two dozen books for children and tweens.

Janet has presented at the White House and been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Learn more about Janet at janetwong.com


2:45-3:45 p.m.
Create and Critique
Presented by Margaret Stohl

Margaret Stohl is the author of ICONS, the first book in the Icons Series, forthcoming from Little, Brown in Spring 2013 – as well as the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Indie-Bound and Internationally Bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels (with Kami Garcia.) Learn more about Margaret at margaret-stohl.com


Just Do It: Be a Better Writer. (all ages)
Presented by Janet Wong

Hey, kids! If you want to be a star basketball player, you know your need to dribble the ball constantly, shooting hoops in the driveway, and play games as often as you can. Writing is the same way. If you want to become a star writer, you need to put some time in - Every single day. Children's author Janet Wong will inspire you to do just that, with quick and easy tips that will make writing fun.

Janet has presented at the White House and been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Learn more about Janet at janetwong.com


4:00-5:00 p.m.
How a Story Idea is Turned into a Movie (all ages)
Presented by Gerry Swallow

During this presentation young writers will watch scenes from the movie: Walking with Dinosaurs.

Gerry Swallow began his career in Seattle as a stand-up comic before moving to L.A. where he made numerous national television appearances including several on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has since turned his attention to screen writing and, more recently, to writing books under the pen name, Dr. Cuthbert Soup. His first book, "A Whole Nother Story," was featured on the Today Show as an Al Roker book club pick.


 Please join us for an autograph party following the event.

 
 
 

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