September 29, 2012
CONTACT: Angela Russell
Goleta Public Library, 500 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Studies have shown that if you put three SCBWI members alone in a room together, it will take less than 1.75 minutes for the conversation to turn to their shared experience of not having the time, inspiration, support or energy for their craft. How can we be expected to capture the attention of an agent, editor or future reader when our personal circumstances aren’t sufficient? In this 3-hour workshop, author and personal coach, Mary Hershey, will help participants search and discover the wealth of time and treasure available to them. Each student will leave the workshop with at least eight extra hours per week for their craft, and at least one idea that makes their heart skip a beat. Guaranteed.
STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: A copy of their favorite magazine, and one to share in case someone forgets theirs.
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Hershey is the author of four humorous novels published for middle grade and young adults with impossibly long titles that only her mother can remember. Her first book with editor Wendy Lamb at Random House entitled MY BIG SISTER IS SO BOSSY SHE SAYS YOU CAN’T READ THIS BOOK was compared to the work of Beverly Cleary, and has endeared her to little sisters all over the country, an unexpected honor for which she is deeply grateful. Ms. Hershey holds a Masters Degree in Counseling & Guidance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is a certified Personal & Executive Coach. When she is not composing really long book or workshop titles, she serves at the Department of Veteran Affairs as an Administrative Officer. www.maryhershey.com
$40 for SCBWI members, $50 for non-members.