Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Leslie J. Wyatt: Saturday, March 6, Exploring the mysterious and nebulous SDT - Show,
Don't Tell. It is Ozark Writer's & Illustrator's for Children's great pleasure to host Leslie J. Wyatt this coming Saturday.

Leslie is a freelance writer from Clinton, MO. A two-time graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a member of SCBWI, she has had more than 100 articles and stories accepted for publication in various children's magazines, writing and parenting magazines. In addition to her historical middle grade novel Poor is Just a Starting Place (Holiday House), she has two more books submitted to publishers. Leslie is the 2010 MO SCBWI Mentor and is available for conference speaking, mentoring and editing, school visits, author events, and writing workshops for children or adults.

Come prepared for a 45-60 minute workshop. Brush up on the why, when and where to show or tell and how to do it effectively. Rich in sensory detail and geared to challenge and inspire, Leslie's presentation includes interactive writing exercises that will give you opportunity to apply what you learn. A Q&A session follows, time permitting.
Coffee and light snacks Will be provided.

Join us at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expwy, Springfield, MO.
The general meeting 9:00 to 10:30 with a Critique session to follow.
If you would like to RSVP or if you have questions, please let Naomi Shaw know at providencepark@wildblue.net WEBSITE: http://www.owaic.org/
I had the privilege to meet illustrator Mike Wimmer last night at ASU-MH thanks to Jim & Jill Gaston 's Lecture Series. All you illustrators out there you missed a great opportunity to learn from an artist who has done it all.
Lorri Caldwell Casey at Lorricasey@aol.com or http://www.lorricardwell-casey.com/ Lorrie offers a critique service. Check her out.
Deb Peterson, author of the teen novel - Zodiac-The Lost Twins. http://wwwdaebpeterson.com/

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