Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nebraska Novel Retreats

Nancy Sharp Wagner (otherwise known as NL Sharp), author of several books for children, is organizing a series of retreats for those interested in writing for the middle grade or young adult audience.  The retreats will be held at the St. Benedict Retreat Center north of Schuyler, Nebraska, a beautiful, peaceful location for focused writing time.

The retreat is a series of three sessions spread over a year, to take writers from concept to finished product.  A highlight of the series is the opportunity to interact with literary agents at the third session, in June 2014.  The first session takes place June 11-13, 2013, and focuses on writing for today's market.  The second session, in February 2014, will move writers forward to revision of their first draft through participation in a critique group.

If you'd like a copy of the retreat brochure and registration information, contact me at Chapters or visit www.nebraskanovelretreats.com.  Registration deadline is May 1, 2013.

Read Across America Day Celebration

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day Saturday, March 2.  We had a fantabulous time with all our friends!  We especially appreciate Lt. Col. Shane Martin sharing his talents and reading The Cat in the Hat for us.  Dr. Seuss' books aren't easy to read aloud, but he did a terrific job.  Watch for photos in this week's Seward County Independent and see some on facebook, too.

And don't forget to READ together every day!