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SCBWI-IL Springfield Network hosts Michelle Schaub

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/03/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


 

 

Poetry Magic with Michelle Schaub:
Exploring the Children’s Poetry Market

Join us for a magical, lyrical evening as Michelle Schaub shares her love and passion for poetry and explores anthology & magazine opportunities and putting together a poetry picture book collection. With her poetry, Michelle strives to enhance her readers’ concept development, vocabulary, and literacy skills. She believes in the magic of words, and uses wordplay, and the sounds and rhythms of language to enchant and motivate kids. Her writing sparks curiosity about the world and the people in it. Michelle will share with us the skills we need to find submission opportunities as we strive for writing success.

 

 

PRESENTERS

Network Guest, Michelle Schaub

Michelle Schaub is an award-winning children’s author and veteran teacher. Her book Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market won the 2018 Growing Good Kids Award and 2019 Northern Lights Book Award. She is also the author of Finding Treasure: A Collection of Collections, an NCTE notable poetry book for 2020, and Dream Big, Little Scientists. Her poems appear in several anthologies, including The Poetry Anthology for Celebrations and Great Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud.  Michelle speaks at conferences on the power of poetry to boost literacy and shares ways to use poetry in the classroom on her blog POETRY BOOST, www.michelleschaub.blogspot.com. Follow Michelle on twitter @Schaubwrites. Check out her amazing website and full bio here.

Order one of Michelle’s books from the NETWORK booklist at our SCBWI-Illinois Bookstore on Bookshop.org. Disclosure: SCBWI-IL is an affiliate of Bookshop.org and will earn a commission if you click through to make a purchase.
Thank you for supporting our SCBWI-IL author, our Region and independent booksellers with your purchase.

 

 

Network Host, Debra Daugherty, Springfield Scribes Network Representative 

Debra Daugherty, SCBWI-IL representative for the Springfield area, lives in central Illinois with her rescued Pitbull, Honey, and a Chihuahua, CeCe. The Springfield Scribes meet monthly to critique pages and discuss writing. Debra’s writing credits include a picture book, Calamity Cat, (2013, MeeGenius), a young adult fantasy, The Dragon’s Ring, (2016, Astra Press/Clean Reads), and two short stories in Guardian Angel Kid’s e-zine. Her short story, Heart of Stone, won first place in a writing contest in 2015.

 

Program Content Questions?: Email Debra Daugherty, SCBWI-IL Springfield Scribes Network Coordinator

 

 

 

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