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Free Workshop - Becoming a Children's Author

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Becoming a Children's Author

Ages 15-99|Grades N/A

12/06/18 - 12/06/18

12/06/2018
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Thu, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Free Workshop 
Pre-Registration Required

Becoming a Children’s Author – How to Move from Idea, to Manuscript, to Published Author

Have you always wanted to be a children’s writer? Do you have a great story idea? But how do you start? 

In this informative chat, published children’s author Kelly Carey will kick start your writing journey by sharing the first steps every aspiring author can take as they move from thinking about being a writer to becoming a writer. Kelly will offer practical and realistic advice, an introduction to the online resources and supportive groups available to emerging writers, and an overview of the children’s publishing industry.  Come learn how to get started on your path to publication and make your writing dreams a reality. 

Kelly will be offering a Writer’s course for Middle School aged children starting in January at the HCA. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this free workshop to learn more and meet Kelly!

Kelly Carey is a published children’s fiction author. Her fiction stories have been published for over a decade in Clubhouse Jr., Highlights for Children, and Girls’ World. Her debut picture book will be released by Charlesbridge in the spring of 2020.

Kelly’s writing received the Higher Goals Award from the Evangelical Press Association in 2008, 2009 and 2015. She is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature and an active member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She belongs to The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA and is the proud co-founder of the blog 24 Carrot Writing (www.24carrotwriting.com).  She has participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), ReFoReMo (Reading for Research Month) and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. 

She has attended the New England SCBWI Spring Conference on many occasions, participated in SCBWI’s Agent/Editor Day, SCBWI Encore, and the Whispering Pines Writing Retreat. 

Kelly holds a BA from Fairfield University in English and Communication. She worked for The Travelers Insurance Company and Tufts Health Plan before becoming a full-time writer. She recently spent five years working as a substitute teacher at Memorial Elementary School in Upton. 

Kelly lives in Upton, MA with her husband and three children.

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Free Workshop 
Pre-Registration Required

Becoming a Children’s Author – How to Move from Idea, to Manuscript, to Published Author

Have you always wanted to be a children’s writer? Do you have a great story idea? But how do you start? 

In this informative chat, published children’s author Kelly Carey will kick start your writing journey by sharing the first steps every aspiring author can take as they move from thinking about being a writer to becoming a writer. Kelly will offer practical and realistic advice, an introduction to the online resources and supportive groups available to emerging writers, and an overview of the children’s publishing industry.  Come learn how to get started on your path to publication and make your writing dreams a reality. 

Kelly will be offering a Writer’s course for Middle School aged children starting in January at the HCA. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this free workshop to learn more and meet Kelly!

Kelly Carey is a published children’s fiction author. Her fiction stories have been published for over a decade in Clubhouse Jr., Highlights for Children, and Girls’ World. Her debut picture book will be released by Charlesbridge in the spring of 2020.

Kelly’s writing received the Higher Goals Award from the Evangelical Press Association in 2008, 2009 and 2015. She is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature and an active member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She belongs to The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA and is the proud co-founder of the blog 24 Carrot Writing (www.24carrotwriting.com).  She has participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), ReFoReMo (Reading for Research Month) and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. 

She has attended the New England SCBWI Spring Conference on many occasions, participated in SCBWI’s Agent/Editor Day, SCBWI Encore, and the Whispering Pines Writing Retreat. 

Kelly holds a BA from Fairfield University in English and Communication. She worked for The Travelers Insurance Company and Tufts Health Plan before becoming a full-time writer. She recently spent five years working as a substitute teacher at Memorial Elementary School in Upton. 

Kelly lives in Upton, MA with her husband and three children.

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Age: 
15-99