Events

2017 Wilde Awards Live

 

 Flyleaf Books, Wednesday, November 29th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   
Quail Ridge Books, Thursday, December 7th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   
  • Rhythmic Books for Babies
  • Picture Books to inspire thought
  • Nonfiction sure to suck you in
  • Novels you can’t put down

Join Susie Wilde, children’s book reviewer for the Raleigh News and  Observer as she presents her selections for the best children’s picture books and novels of 2017.

Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 828-1588  www.quailridgebooks.com

Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

919-942-7373  www.flyleafbooks.com.

 

 

Writing Classes

Introductory Children’s Book Classes
IMAGINE A CHILDREN’S BOOK: PART I

For years you’ve dreamed of writing a children’s book. You may even have a vague story idea. But how do you turn that into a workable plot? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer, unites 30 years of writing and reviewing experience to teach you the steps that help give your story structure. From creating original characters to developing their motivations, conflicts, and finally resolutions, this class blends hands-on exploration of children’s books with opportunities to share yourwriting and ideas with fellow students.

  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • WhenWednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4; 7:00-9:30 pm
  • How Much: $125
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers–all levels from beginners to those more experienced

Link to register: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3600000CKFakEAH

IMAGINE A CHILDREN’S BOOK: PART II

How do you get your children’s book down on paper? What makes for a book that sparkles with style? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer, unites 30 years of writing and reviewing experience to show you how to make a story sing. Wilde focuses on fiction elements needed to craft a strong story: images, dialogue, and vivid verbs.  The class blends hands-on exploration of children’s books with writing exercises and opportunities to share your work. To take this class you must have completed Part 1, or have teacher approval.

  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • WhenWednesdays, October 11, 18, 25, Nov1, Nov 8; 7:00-9:30 pm
  • How Much: $125
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers–all levels from beginners to those more experienced

Link to register: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S36000001SFwlEAG

Critique Groups

Weekly Tuesday Night Critique Group

This critique class is for dedicated writers who have work-in-progress. Bring copies of your manuscript for each of your colleagues; be prepared to share work every week. There will be 6 classes in this session and this class is limited to six students.  This session will be followed by a second that will begin on October 24.

  • When: 7:15-10:00 pm on Tuesdays, October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $210
  • Space for one student
Weekly Thursday Morning Critique Group

This critique class is for dedicated writers who have work-in-progress. Bring copies of your manuscript for each of your colleagues; be prepared to share work every week. There will be 6 classes in this session and this class is limited to six students. The second session will begin on October 19.

  • When: 9:15am 1:00 pm on Thursdays,  October 26, November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $210
  • Register: This class is currently fully enrolled.
Monthly Critique Groups 

These critique classes are for writers who are still finding their stories and want to working on their craft. There will be 2 classes in the spring session and the classes are limited to six students.

  • When: Mondays  August 14, September 11, October 16, and November 13
    • Daytime Classes 9:30 am -12:00pm
    • Evening Classes 7:15 pm -10:00 pm
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $40/ single class; Discounted Fall Session for all 4 classes $125
  • Register: email to confirm attendance
  •  Limit: 6 students

Professional Development Workshops

Reading Methods To Bring STEAM Into Your Classroom

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) are changing education! In this participatory workshop, teaching professionals will examine, analyze, and discuss recently published STEAM books. Together we will produce a collaborative resource of the most useful books. This 10 hour class will earn teachers 1 CEU credit.

Dates and Times:  Friday, 4:30-8:30pm & Sat. 9am-3pm, Oct. 6 & 7

Location: Susie Wilde’s home, 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27

Fee: $125

Registration: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S36000003DaCIEA0