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Thursday, March 21, 2013

It Takes a Village to Create a Great Book







It Takes a Village to Create a Great Book

Boulder, Colorado—On May 3-5, 2013, Literary Agent and Executive Director of the Big Sur Writing Workshops Andrea Brown and the RMC-SCBWI will bring a writing clinic to the Chautauqua conference center in Boulder, Colorado. Registration deadline is April 3, 2013.

The workshop is designed for children’s book writers who have a finished or partially finished manuscript (picture book, chapter book, middle grade novel, young adult novel, or nonfiction). It takes a village to create a great book. At Big Sur in the Rockies writers will receive critiques, industry tips, editorial help, and guidance in a personalized setting.

Big Sur in the Rockies offers an intimate workshop experience. The faculty to participant ratio is a maximum of 6:1. For that reason registration is limited to a small number of participants. For more information or to register by the April 3rd registration deadline please visit the EVENTS page at the Rocky Mountain Chapter SCBWI website, or follow this hyperlink for the registration materials.

Faculty members include Lisa Yoskowitz, editor at Disney-Hyperion, Sarah Shumway, senior editor at Katherine Tegen Books (an imprint of Harper Collins Children’s Books) and three representatives from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, including the President of the agency, Andrea Brown, agent Jennifer Rofé, and associate agent Lara Perkins. Furthermore the faculty includes an amazing cast of award-winning authors: Laura Backes, Terri Clark, Julie Danneberg, Dian Curtis Regan, Jean Reidy, Denise Vega, and Linda Arms White. For more information about the faculty visit the faculty biography page.

Big Sur in the Rockies gives writers tools to help prepare their work for publication in a highly competitive industry. Daniel Nayeri, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Digital Editorial Director, says there are 180,880,000 unique books in the world. When the average American reads 17 books a year, it’s important for writers to make every effort to perfect their craft.

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