If you dream of being a picture book author but don’t know where to start – or where to go next – let's talk! We’ll have an open conversation focused on anything you’d like to know about writing and publishing picture books.
No matter where you are on the path to publication, you probably have questions - but getting honest answers is a challenge. I'll share strategies that worked for me, tips and techniques from my picture book writing toolbox, and a boatload of encouragement and inspiration.
Have you ever wondered what an author's daily routine looks like? How they come up with the names and personalities of their characters? What they do when they get rejection letters or Writer's Block? Maybe you’re curious about their writing process...which of their books is their favorite (or least favorite!) - - and WHY - - or perhaps you're…
Have you ever wondered what authors do in their spare time? How they create the names and personalities of their characters? What they do when they get rejection letters or Writer's Block?
Maybe you’re curious about their writing process...which of their books is their favorite (or least favorite!)...or perhaps you're simply dying to know the…
Does your child or classroom love wildlife, especially unique wildlife? Come on an adventure to the Galápagos Islands, where we'll discuss the amazing animals that live there, as well as explore the life of biologist Valentina Cruz, who was born and raised on one of the remote islands. We'll touch on the challenges facing the Galápagos animals,…
Have you been told writing is a terrible career choice? I waited years before deciding to take it seriously. We'll discuss different paths you can take to become a writer as well exploring other authors and ways to keep you motivated.
What's the BIG IDEA? is a workshop for kids thinking up their next big business idea or invention! Lowey helps you dream like an entrepreneur, think like an MBA, and pitch like you're on Shark Tank. Best for individuals or small groups.
Discover the three-step process that many professional authors use to write amazing stories! Bring paper and pen/pencil, and come ready to write. By the end of the program, you'll have developed character, setting, and plot ideas, along with starting your own incredible story.
Fill your mug, literal and metaphorical, with creative fuel during this casual chat, geared for adults. If you're considering a career as a writer, there's a place for you at this table. Beth will share her journey to breaking into the industry and insight for those interested in learning more about publishing.
Welcome to The Newspaper Club, cub reporters! As Nellie says, “What could more exciting than kicking off a brand new newspaper—one that we could create entirely on our own?”
The goal of most newspapers is to report the news and not be the news, but when it comes to a family or class newspaper, you and the other members are primary sources. This…
Award-winning author Katie L. Carroll shares how she found her magic in writing for teens and kids and the personal stories that inspired her books. This is followed by a guided writing exercise for budding writers to begin developing their own creative stories.
Just how does a book come into the world? A visual tour of the making of a book from idea generation to the finished product. You'll learn about many different jobs/people it takes to make a great book!
Ask yourself HOW you want to live while you grow up, not the old “WHAT do you want TO BE." Kids are being driven toward robot competitions and 'learning to code' when there are myriad careers available in tech beyond just the mythical rockstar coder and lead designer/inventor. Success takes teams, trials and time.
How do you go to the bathroom in a suit of armor? Were there dogs on the Mayflower? What's a fast-acting poison that can't be traced? What insect has caused the most misery in human history? When was underwear invented?
A lively, interactive discussion about the history that kids really want to know about.
Ever think about writing a book? Do you have any idea what the process is in going from an idea in your head to holding a finished book in your hands? This educational and entertaining visit with a much-published author gives kids (and adults) an inside look at the world of writing and publishing.