April 2011 workshops

I begin new workshops on the first Wednesday of the month.
The April 2011 workshops will begin on Wednesday, April 6th.

New to children’s books?
Learn about the different types of children’s books in the Children’s Book Genres Workshop.

Ready to write?
Write and edit your book in the Intensive Picture Book Workshop or the Children’s Novels Workshop.

Published your book?
Get your programs ready in the School Visits 101 Workshop (offered in January, April, July and October.)

An online workshop does not have a physical meeting place or classroom hours, so my students have come from six continents. (Antarctica is next!)

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SMU workshop

I’m teaching a new workshop at SMU (starting this week!)

Creative Writing: All Tracks: Chapters Sec. D

For those building chapters at any point of the writing experience, in any genre, this class offers weekly deadlines and accountability. Feel free to take until you’ve completed your first draft — and again when you are working on your second/third, etc.! Prerequisites: Creative Writing Introduction, Story, Plot and instructor approval.

March 24 – April 28, 2011

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Inside a Virtual Visit

What happens during a virtual visit chat? (How much can we do in 20 minutes?)

Before the virtual visit chat:

  1. The students read my books
  2. and think of a question to ask me.

During the virtual visit chat,

  1. I read to your students and
  2. answer their questions.

For example, in March 2009, I had a virtual visit chat with a class at Townley Elementary. After the students read my books, the librarian helped them think of the questions to ask me.

The students wrote their question on a sheet of paper. On the day of the visit, they brought it with them to the computer when it was their turn to talk with me. This helped them stay on task. (It also helped them remember what they wanted to say!)

We used only the computer for this visit, which was nice for the student asking the question. The others had to stand so they could see, so now I ask that you use a large screen. Then everyone in the class can watch the program comfortably.

Would YOU like to sign your class up for a FREE 20 minute virtual visit chat?
Contact Hannah Ehlrich at Lee and Low Books 1-888-320-3190 ext. 29

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