Following are details about a Carthage College event, “Wisconsin Women Write for Children”, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 14 at the Women’s Club of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Women Write for Children Event
Come for desserts and coffee in a beautiful historic mansion.
The Woman’s Club of Wisconsin is the setting for this presentation.
Writers include: Carole Barrowman, Ann Bausum, Lois Ehlert, Janet Halfmann,
Barbara Joosse, JoAnn Early Macken, Lisa Moser
The Woman’s Club of Wisconsin
813 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(Free valet parking available)When:
Tuesday May 14th
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Program is from 6:30-8:30 pm
Registration fee is $15, with $5 for students.
Registration is open. Walk-ins
are welcome at the event itself
Make checks payable to The Center for Children’s Literature
Mail to: Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
Carthage College Center for Children’s Literature
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The first of each month, members of Wisconsin’s chapter of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators announce their good news of the previous month, generally good reviews, honors and awards, and newly published work. Here in their own words is their news from the month of April:
JoAnn Early Macken
In addition to the Wisconsin Women Write for Children event, I'll be
teaching picture book classes in both Milwaukee and Madison over the
next couple of months. Here are the details:
Writing a Children's Picture Book, 5 Thursday evenings starting May 9 at
UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education (downtown in the Grand
Avenue mall). Details and registration info are at
Children's Picture Books: Write and Submit Your Stories, Jun 17-21, 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day at UW-Madison. More info is at
There are also some interesting writing courses available this summer at Mount
Mary College that children's writers might find appealing. These include a
six-week Writing Healing Stories workshop, a course for fiction and nonfiction
writers called Pushing Boundaries which will be taught by Madison's Chris Mohar,
and a picture book workshop that is in-person on Wed evenings and includes an
online component. For more information, you can go directly to the website: http://www.mtmary.edu/summerschool.htm
or email me personally.
For kids, RedOak writers summer writing camp is again offering the camp on Mount
Mary's campus. For more information on that camp, please go to http://www.mtmary.edu/camps.htm
Pat Zietlow Miller
I've sold two picture books. One, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, sold to Chronicle Books. It's fiction, but it's inspired by Olympic sprinter Wilma Rudolph. The other, tentatively titled Roads, sold to Little, Brown. It's a lyrical look at the roads we take in life -- both literal and metaphorical.
I've been fortunate enough to be offered a contract from Viking for a tenth book in the easy-reader series, Cork and Fuzz.
Personal Effects is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award (the winner
will be announced in June). As part of the celebration leading up to the
award presentation, on May 22 I will be doing a reading in Chicago with 8
other finalists. Details:
My second picture book went to auction, and my agent and I have accepted an
offer from Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books! Roaring Brook and Neal Porter
Books have produced some of my very favorite picture books, and this is a
significant honor for me. I'm also proud of the fact that it's a rhyming
book, and non-fiction!
Debbie (Hembrook) and I are pleased to announce that our picture book CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO JOBS PEOPLE DO (Charlesbridge) was named to the 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year list by the Children's Book Committee. We've also recently received word that this book will be coming out in paperback in Spring, 2014.
And even more exciting........we've been offered a contract for CLOTHESLINE
CLUES TO SPORTS PEOPLE PLAY, publication date of August, 2015. We
anticipate that the new CLOTHESLINE CLUES book will have the same
illustrator, Andy Davies from the UK.
Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? (Blue Apple Books) won the Lupine Picture Book Honor Award from the Maine Library Association. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution to children's literature of Maine.
Plus, Little Skink's Tail is on the Just Read, Florida! 2013 Summer Recommended
Reading List for K-3.
My news is that MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT won a 2013 Friends of American Writers
Literary Award (http://www.fawchicago.org/)
I have a book signing coming up for Tiger in My Soup and I hope some of you
can make it. It is on the 14th of May at 7:00 PM at Barnes and Noble west (in Madison).
Cricket has asked me to generate four illustrations for a piece of historical fiction to be run in their 75th anniversary issue (Sept).
Please check back after the CWW Awards Banquet next Saturday, May 11. I hope to be able to post some pictures from it on this blog. Meantime, please visit the CWW website at http://www.wiswriters.org.