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South Florida SCBWI Events

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STEAMing Into Nonfiction with Jennifer Swanson
Sunday, April 30th,
from 1:30-3:30pm
at the West Boynton Beach Library

Free for members, pre-members and friends, $10 at the door.
Please RSVP

This workshop will show writers how to pick a fascinating nonfiction (history, biography, or STEM) topic, analyze the market, and target the best publishers for submission. Good for writers of PB, MG, or YA. Bring your manuscripts, proposals, or just a few ideas as we will be brainstorming, learning the best ways to research, and doing activities to make our nonfiction sing!

About Jennifer Swanson:
Science Rocks! And so do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award winning author of over 25 nonfiction books for children. Her books in the “How Things Work” series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist, and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, and a Nerdy Book Club award. Jennifer's passion for science resonates in in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) which was named an NSTA Best STEM book of 2017 and an NSTA Outstanding Trade Book 2017. You can visit Jennifer at her website

Save the Dates for these 2017 Workshops!

Unless otherwise noted, all these events will take place at the West Boynton Beach Library on the third Saturday of the month from 2 – 4 pm. We hope to see you there!

April: Jen Swanson (Non-Fiction and Work for Hire) NOTE: This workshop will be on Sunday April 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

May: Fred Koehler (Author-Illustrator)

July: Debbie Reed Fischer (MG Author)

August: Lorin Oberweger (Agent/Editor)

October: Rob Sanders – Making the Themes of Your Life The Themes of Your Writing

November: Dianne Ochiltree – Connecting with Your Inner Child in Order to Get the Right POV

December: Joyce Sweeney (Writing Coach, Poet, YA Author)