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How to Tell a Life - Writing About Real People
Author Michelle Houts remembers making a beeline to B section in her elementary and middle school libraries. B for Biographies. For the reader who loves to devour stories of real people and/or the young writer whose favorite assignments are reports about world-changers and the fascinatingly famous, this visit will be a fun look into what it's like to tell a life.
Michelle will share tricks of the trade when it comes to collecting and organizing information.
Just for fun we'll spend a few minutes trying our hand at a most unusual form of biography-writing.
As always, Michelle wants to hear from you. Whose biographies have you read lately? And who would you most like to meet? Of course, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
About the Author
Michelle Houts is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for young readers, ranging from colorful, engaging picture books to adventurous middle-grade novels. She loves to talk to young readers and writers about not only her work and process, but their own ideas and creations.Visit profile and see all programs