SCBWI Teams up with World Read Aloud Day
- Wednesday, February 08, 2012
This year the SCBWI is teaming up with LitWorld to help make World Read Aloud Day a smashing success!
How best can you help as an author or illustrator?
Check out the the suggestions in the Read Aloud Day Activity Kit
(PDF) or come up with your own creative ideas to get kids reading!
Some quick suggestions:
>Check out what is happening at Books of Wonder in NYC
and see if your local bookstore might be interested in doing some similar events. It is great publicity for them, and great for you too!
>If you have a book out, combine the reading with a book signing or giveaway.
>If you don't live near a gathering place, and are a published author or illustrator, you can participate by Skype! Email us
for more details.
What's in it for you?
Promoting literacy of course!
What else is in it for you?
As writers and illustrators there is no better way to connect with your fans (and potential fans) by volunteering. In addition, building a relationship with a local bookstore is vital to your book's success.
Please share your experiences on March 7th! Email photos and stories to:
chelseamooser (at) scbwi.org
We will compile the best into an article for our website and publication in the May/June Bulletin.