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Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Writing a book proposal is the best first step to writing a nonfiction book for both adults and young readers. An excellent proposal helps you organize your ideas, understand the competition, and can help you land a publishing contract even before you write the book. This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work. Class outcomes: By the end of this six week workshop, students will leave with a rough draft of a nonfiction book proposal. More information: Download 10 Reasons to Write a…

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Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award, presented by Green Bean Books on Independent Bookstore Day. ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Judges: Nikki McClure, Eliot Schrefer, Wendy Wahman Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Butterflies Belong Here (Chronicle Books) Jody J. Little of Portland, Worse Than Weird (Harper Collins Children’s Books) Susan Hill Long of Portland, Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster) Jenn Reese of Portland, A Game of Fox and Squirrels (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Macmillan) Elizabeth Rusch of Portland, Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet (Charlesbridge) Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for young readers…

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Kick Start Your Picture Book

Do you have an idea for a picture book that you’ve never had the chance to get on paper? Or a work in progress that you want to polish into picture book form? This 6-week intensive class will take you through the most vital steps in picture book writing. Through studying the picture book form, reading successful picture books, and focused writing exercises that help you develop your characters, narrative and voice, this workshop will help you write a picture book or turn your picture book manuscript into a solid draft. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing…

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Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Writing a book proposal is the best first step to writing a nonfiction book for both adults and young readers. An excellent proposal helps you organize your ideas, understand the competition, and can help you land a publishing contract even before you write the book. This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work. Class outcomes: By the end of this six week workshop, students will leave with a rough draft of a nonfiction book proposal. More information: Download 10 Reasons to Write a…

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Fall 2020 Online: Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal: Second Section

Writing a book proposal is the best first step to writing a nonfiction book for both adults and young readers. An excellent proposal helps you organize your ideas, understand the competition, and can help you land a publishing contract even before you write the book. This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work. Class outcomes: By the end of this six week workshop, students will leave with a rough draft of a nonfiction book proposal. More information: Download 10 Reasons to Write a…

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Fall 2020 Online: Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Writing a book proposal is the best first step to writing a nonfiction book for both adults and young readers. An excellent proposal helps you organize your ideas, understand the competition, and can help you land a publishing contract even before you write the book. This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work. Class outcomes: By the end of this six week workshop, students will leave with a rough draft of a nonfiction book proposal. More information: Download 10 Reasons to Write a…

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Livestream: How to Get Young People Involved in Activism

This virtual book event is a fundraiser for Sister District PDX. Award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch will offer surprising insights from her new book for adults and young adults, You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People, which the New York Times called “fascinating” and Kirkus called “a riveting must-read.” In addition to explaining why we’ll continue to fail to address challenges we face in this country until we fix our democracy, Rusch will share insights on how to reach and rally young people. Zoom registration link Hardback, paperback, and e-book editions of You Call This Democracy? are available to purchase below. The audiobook is available at our Kobo page, here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781980079903-you-call-this-democracy?bookstore=annieblooms If you are placing an order in…

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Elizabeth Rusch Story Time!

Join us for a special story time with author Elizabeth Rusch! She will be sharing her new book, Mario and the Hole in the Sky. Kids will also get to do a fun activity after the reading!

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How to Connect Young Readers to Real Authors

Please join Annie Bloom’s Books for this special event with local children’s book authors Dawn Prochovnic, Elizabeth Rusch, Hannah Holt, and Carmen Bernier-Grand. Connecting personally with an author can spark a lifelong interest in reading, writing, the arts — and even science. Prochovnic, Rusch, Holt, and Bernier-Grand will cover the many ways students can connect with authors including web-based resources, classroom-based resources, educational YouTube videos, and good old fashioned fan letters, and they’ll discuss tips for attracting authors to school and community events. Meet these four local authors, get signed copies of their latest books, and learn about a variety of educational and enrichment resources available to support teachers, librarians, and parents of young readers. Dawn Prochovnic is the author of Where Does a Cowgirl…

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Barbara Kerley, Elizabeth Rusch, Emily Whitman, and Ellen Howard: From Critique to Publication

From Annie Bloom’s Books’s website: Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland children’s and YA writing group authors Barbara Kerley, Elizabeth Rusch, Emily Whitman, and Ellen Howard to present From Critique to Publication: The Secrets of One Critique Group’s Success. In Barbara Kerley’s Following Baxter, eleven-year-old Jordie Marie Wallace has been waiting forever for someone to move in next door, so she is thrilled when Professor Reece arrives: she has a laboratory in her basement and an extraordinary dog named Baxter—who seems to understand everything Jordie says. When Professor Reece goes missing, it is up to Jordie and her younger brother T.J. to use their smarts and Baxter’s magical powers to find her. Will they be able to save Professor Reece before it’s too late? In Kerley’s other…

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