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SCBWI-IL Springfield Network hosts Michelle Schaub

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.




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, Follow Michelle on twitter @Schaubwrites. Check out her amazing website and full bio here.

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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






Free event registration is open through Sunday, May 2nd. Zoom link for LIVE event will be emailed morning of May 3rd.
Event recording available for a one-time convenience fee to watch through June 3rd.

— LIVE EVENT is free and open to all to encourage community & outreach.
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——SCBWI Members $10; Non-Members $15
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Attendees registered for the FREE LIVE event will be sent a link the day of the event. 

RENEW or JOIN BEFORE purchasing the event recording at the reduced, member rate.
—Attendees registered for the event recording will receive the recording link on May 4th.
—If you do not receive your link or pre-purchased recording, email Deborah Topolski
—Click to purchase the recording after the event on-demand through June 3rd on our SCBWI-IL Recordings On Demand page
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—Questions about your online Registration?  Email the Registrar