Thursday, March 22, 2018

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI-AR)

The Arkansas Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference is June 22-23 in Central Arkansas.
Conference faculty includes Sarah Jane Abbott, assistant editor at Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster); Jessica Anderson, assistant editor at Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt & Company, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Group); and Natascha Morris, literary agent at BookEnds Literary Agency.
The conference will offer a dinner, genre meetings and pitch sessions on June 22 (North Little Rock Community Center, North Little Rock). Conference sessions, lunch and critiques are on June 23 (Butler Center, Little Rock).
Opportunities are available for writers and artists to receive feedback on their manuscripts and portfolios. Remember that spaces for consultations are limited, so sign up early if you want to secure a spot.
Registration opens today:

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Village Writing School Update

Join us Wednesday, April 11, 2018, for a one-day event to take your historical fiction to the next level. This online summit will help you:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Book: The Poetry of US

The Poetry of US: More than 200 poems that celebrate the people, places, and passions of the United States Hardcover –  Release date.September 25, 2018 I  am honored to have a poem include. About six months before it arrives at my house.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring and Dogwoods


Be patience, spring will arrive soon
beauty will fill the landscape
your eyes will drink it in
your soul will rejoice.
you will shout with love
Gosh, Spring, I am glad to see you.
(c) Mary Nida Smith