March 23, 2013
CONTACT: Alan Stacy
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1330 S. Fielder, Arlington, TX 76013. 1-4 pm
In this workshop, author Karen Blumenthal will cover everything you need to know about writing and publishing nonfiction. She'll share her views of the industry, what topics work and don't, the proposal process, and the right way to do research. Karen will also spend time on craft - story structure, characters, action and conflict in nonfiction.
It's a not-to-miss workshop for writers of nonfiction for any age.
Karen Blumenthal is the author of five award-winning nonfiction books for young people. Her most recent book, Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
, was one of five finalists for this year's American Library Association's Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults award and is on the Texas Library Association's 2013 Lone Star List for middle-school readers. Her book on prohibition, Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
, also was a finalist for the young-adult nonfiction award. It was also on the 2011-12 Texas Tayshas list, a Booklist Editors Choice, a School Library Journal Best Book and a Kirkus Best Teen Book.
Her first book, Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929
, was a 2003 Sibert Honor book, and Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.
A long-time financial journalist and former Wall Street Journal Dallas bureau chief, Karen lives in Dallas and writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and Texas Monthly.
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members (no pre-registration needed; pay on arrival at event by cash or check)