Not Just Retelling;TELLING IT FRESH:
LIVE Picture Book Workshop and Q&A
Not Just Re-Telling;TELLING IT FRESH: Karla Valenti, Debut author of MY SUPER SCIENCE picture book series that includes MARIE CURIE AND the POWER of RESISTANCE and ALAN TURING and the POWER of CURIOSITY (Source Books) and NoNieqa Ramos, Debut PB author of forthcoming YOUR MAMA, BEAUTY WOKE, (Versify) and HAIRSTORY (Carolrhoda Lab) will read from their work, share writing resources, and teach a writing workshop on rhythmic verse, reinventing ideas, and story structure.
Supplies needed: paper on which to write or a computer
What else is forthcoming from Karla:
Karla's upcoming LOTERIA is a a Middle Grade journey into the heart of Mexican history, culture, and magic via 11-year-old Clara. Clara is a young girl whose fate lies in the hands of Life and Death, ancient friends engaged in the eponymous game of La Lotería. As the game progresses, Life and Death hold discourse on free will with Clara as the main protagonist of their theories, rushing unavoidably (or perhaps not?) towards her ultimate fate. LOTERIA was acquired at auction by Knopf and will be released in 2021. Her picture book, MARIA MARIPOSA, will be published by Chronicle in 2022.
Karla offers professional picture book critiques and a Master Course on Picture Book Writing and Revising. You can learn more about her at www.karlavalenti.com
What else has NoNieqa written:
NoNieqa Ramos wrote THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY, a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, and a 2019 In the Margins Award Top Ten pick. It earned starred reviews from Booklist, Voya, and Foreword.
Lilliam Rivera, author of DEALING in DREAMS, selected THE TRUTH IS as a Bustle Book Club selection. Hip Latina named TTU “10 of the Best Latinx Young Adult Books of 2019.” Remezcla included TT in the “15 Best Books by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019.”
In this webinar, Karla and NoNieqa will:
-Read from their work.
-Share resources for picture book writers.
-NoNieqa will discuss tips for writing rhythmic verse.
-Karla will do a writing workshop on structuring picture books.
-NoNieqa will do writing exercises to generate fresh ideas.
-We will take your questions and comments on publishing and the craft.
Karla Arenas Valenti
Picture Book Author
YA and Picture Book Author