Events

2019 Wilde Awards Live

Flyleaf Books, Wednesday, November 11th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   

From baby books that invite involvment to YA novels that engage from start to finish, 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 2019.

  • Where: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
  • Date: Wednesday, November 11
  • When: 7:00 pm
  • How Much: Free
  • Registration: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Q00000UfzJ6UAJ

Flyleaf Books, phone number: 919-942-7373, website:  www.flyleafbooks.com.

 

Writing Class

Good Book? Bad Book? An Intro Workshop for Children’s Book Writers

Susie Wilde shares books from her celebrated collection of truly terrible “bad children’s books” as well as some of her favorites. Workshop participants will examine books in small groups. Their evaluations will lead to the development of a criteria list of what makes good children’s book writing succeed.

  • Where: Susie Wilde’s Home
  • Date: Sunday, November 3
  • When: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • How Much: $34.00
  • Registration: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Q00000UfzJ6UAJ

Critique Groups

Weekly Wednesday 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.

  • When: Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Dates: September 25; October 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $400/session of 10 classes
  • Class limited to 6 writers
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 11 classes in this session and this class is limited to six students.

  • When: 9:30-1:00 pm on Thursdays
  • Dates: Session 1: September 19, 26; October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much:  $440/ session of 11 classes
  • Class limited to 6 writers
Monthly Critique Groups 

These critique classes are for writers who are still finding their stories and want to working on their craft. The classes are limited to six students.

  • When: Mondays–October 7, November 4, December 9
    • Evening Classes 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $ 120/ session of three classes or $45/class
  • Register: email to confirm attendance
  •  Limit: 6 students

Professional Development Workshops

Reading Methods to Link Literacy and the Arts

Literature as an art form gains power when connected with other expressive mediums such as music, visual arts, and drama. The participants of this class will explore new possibilities for connections beginning by examining newly published picture books that they will use as a focus for discussions. In our analyses we will consider topics such as books that work for teaching multiple art forms and books lend themselves to activities that link literacy and other arts.  Together we will produce a collaborative resource of  useful books and activities. This 10-hour professional development session will earn teachers 1 CEU credit in Reading Methods.

Dates & Times: Friday, October 18th, 4:30 pm-8:30 pm; Saturday, October 19th 9:30 am-3:30pm

Where: Susie Wilde’s Home

Max # of Students: 8

Min # of Students: 6

Fee: $112

Registration: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Q00000UfzIhUAJ