Wyoming Arts Council

Children's Book Conference

Sponsored by Portland State University’s School of Extended Studies, the Eighth Annual Pacific Northwest Children’s Book Conference for writers and illustrators will be held July 9-13, 2007, on the campus of Reed College, located southeast of Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood, five miles from downtown and at the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek.

Special guest editor is Marcia Leonard, editor at Clarion Books. Leonard has been a consultant, project manager, packager, editor, publicist, and illustrator’s representative.

There will be a full week of lectures, workshops, and critique sessions that focus on the different genres of children’s books (picture books, chapter books, young adult); on the writers’ tools and materials, from poetic language to structure and exposition’ on the challenges of writing nonfiction; on finding inspriation; on pursuing nontraditional markets for your work; and more.
For more information contact:
Continuing Education at (503) 725-8279, 1-800-547-8887, or ceed@pdx.edu or visit the website at www.ceed.pdx.edu/children where you can also register online.

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