Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Children's Writers in Fairbanks, AK


On the Home Front

Fairbanks, Alaska is my home and while that doesn't sound as exciting as New York City, I can assure you that there is NO LACK of activities. As it stands I need to triplicate myself to attend all the plays, meetings, and social events that happen in a single day. Today's posting is for fellow Alaskans who are interested in children's writing. The Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators (SCBWI) hold regular monthly meetings and workshops that will benefit anyone interested in this genre. Cherie Stihler regularly brings guest presenters up to Fairbanks. Most recently she arranged for two agents to hold sessions with writers. Below is information for their upcoming meetings with links to their local and national website (for other children's writers who are interested in finding a group in their area). I've also linked the meeting locations to Google Maps, so if you aren't familiar with the area, you can still find your way. As Cherie writes at the end of every email: Cheers & Cyber-chocolate!

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SCBWI Alaska - Fairbanks
Regular Meetings & Social Coffee Chats

Regular Meeting day and meeting time
Every Fourth Thursday - 6-8 p.m.

The Social Gathering /Coffee Chat
The First Saturday of each month from 4-5 p.m.

March

Regular Meeting - Thursday - March 25, 2010

6 - 8 p.m. // Meeting Room 2
Noel Wien Borough Library

April
Coffee Chat - Social Gathering

Saturday - April 3, 2010 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Alaska Coffee Roasting Company

Regular Meeting - Thursday - April 22, 2010
6 - 8 p.m. // Meeting Room 2
Noel Wien Borough Library

May
Coffee Chat - Social Gathering

Saturday - May 1, 2010 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Alaska Coffee Roasting Company

Regular Meeting - Thursday - May 27
6 - 8 p.m. // Meeting Room 2
Noel Wien Borough Library

Regular Meetings - Please bring along any ideas about how the group can best meet your needs. If you'd like a 10 to 15 minute group critique of up to five pages (typed, double-spaced) of your
recent work please bring along six copies. Meeting Room 2 - Noel Wien Borough Library.

Coffee Chat - Social Gathering - please come and spend from a few minutes to
an hour meeting new artists, re-connecting with old pals, or just visiting with other
writers/illustrators. Look for the Red & Purple table top sign - pull up a chair and join us!

Alaskan SCBWI website: http://www.scbwialaska.org


National SCBWI: http://www.scbwi.org

National membership is never required to attend these open events. No admission fees or membership dues are ever collected.


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