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March 20, 2018 by Erzsi Deak

MARCH 2018

In person at the 2018 Bologna Book Fair — JEANNE B. DE SAINTE MARIE showcases her work on Monday, March 26 from 11AM to 12 noon at the SCBWI stand HALL 26 STAND B76   #BBF18SCBWI

CARMEN OLIVER is excited to be a part of the six-week online book publicity course Path to Promotion for authors/illustrators (published and pre-published) looking to make a splash in the school and library market and to help each author tap into their authentic selves in their programming/marketing. Registration opens March 1, 2018.

What’s on Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food
Barnes & Noble
3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd*
Metairie LA 70002
Saturday, March 31, 2018
11:30am – 1:30pm

APRIL 2018

MARVIN TERBAN, keynote speaker, Massachusetts Reading Association, April 10, 2018, in Quincy, MA

This April in Concord, New Hampshire, KARI ALLEN is teaching a one-day morning workshop for teachers using picture books as mentor texts for writing. The Saturday Seminar is on April 14th.

What’s on Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
1609 Oretha C. Haley Blvd,
New Orleans, LA
April 21, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00pm

LAURA GEHL presents My Pillow Keeps Moving at the Beatley Central Library in Alexandria VA at 11am on Saturday April 21.

MARVIN TERBAN, keynote speaker, North Dakota Reading Association, April 27, 2018, in Bismarck, ND

CARMEN OLIVER will be teaching again at Highlights the workshop Crafting Successful Author Visits April 29 to May 4, 2018 along side faculty members Peter Jacobi, Jan Cheripko and Andrea Loney (who attended last year’s workshop and has soared to success).

LAURA GEHL will be presenting Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel and Koala Challah at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck, NY at 10am on Sunday April 29.

MAY 2018

LAURA GEHL will be presenting at the Temple Micah People of the Book Fair on Sunday May 6.

Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids launch with WHITNEY STEWART
Tibetan House
4900 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA
Saturday May 12, 2018
1:00 – 2:00pm

Barefoot in the Big Easy: Raising Kind Kids in Today’s World
Ace Hotel
600 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA
Wednesday May 16
1:00 pm

Success Beyond the Classroom’s Young Authors Conference, May Session

May 29-June 1, 2018
SBC’s Young Authors Conference (YAC) gives 4th-8th grade students the opportunity to learn from professionals with real writing experience.

JUNE – JULY 2018

Minnesota Fan Fusion 2018
July 3-5, 2018
Invited guest: JM LEE


InConjunction 2018
July 6-8, 2018
JM LEE: Author Guest of Honor


KARI ALLEN is teaching a graduate course this summer entitled Writing Children’s Literature through Plymouth State University and the National Writing Project in New Hampshire. Participants will be introduced to various categories of children’s literature and try their hand at writing Young Adult, Middle Grade and Picture Book pieces. Articles that address current issues in children’s literature will be shared as well as a plethora of children’s books and titles. Course runs June and July. https://campus.plymouth.edu/nwpnh/special-focus-institutes/

KARI ALLEN is teaching a summer writing camp for young writers in Concord, New Hampshire. Campers will participate in various actives to develop their craft and learn about the writing life. Camp runs July 9th-13th  https://campus.plymouth.edu/nwpnh/writing-camps/


At the Highlights Foundation, CARMEN OLIVER to teach The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and its Many Forms Aug 26 to Aug 29, 2018 with faculty Bethany Hegedus and Salina Yoon.


CARMEN OLIVER teaches  The Journey: Your Path to Publication Sept 9 to Sept 12, 2018 with faculty Don Tate at the Highlights Foundation.

Last Best Hope Series with WHITNEY STEWART
Hildene, A Lincoln Family Home
1005 Hildene Rd
Manchester, VT
September 26, 2018
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Open to the Public


ERZSI DEAK has the honor to present at the Better Books. Details to come! 


FaerieCon 2018
November 9-11, 2018
Invited guest: JM LEE


About Erzsi Deak

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, a writer, and an editor. With nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, she is most happy connecting individuals around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself or what hat you are wearing. She is an editorial agent, pushing her authors and illustrators to go the extra kilometer to achieve sometimes surprising insights and results. A two-time SCBWI Member of the Year awardee, she speaks on craft, “the market,” and current industry topics. She is pleased to announce that the new MAB Media will publish PERIOD PIECES: STORIES FOR GIRLS as one of its launch books in 2015. Her first picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! (Sourcebooks, 2014, illustrated by Doug Cushman) has just been picked up by the Scholastic Book Clubs. Thanks to technology, she can work from France and be in New York and London at the same time.

Get in Touch with Erzsi:

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Homepage: http://www.erzsideak.com

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