WRITING WORKSHOP with Tracy Barrett, author
June 15, 2013
CONTACT: Kirsten Carlson, RA Germany/Austria
Deutsches-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Stuttgart, GERMANY, 10.30 - 15.00
With our friends in SCBWI Germany... Some of us are going so drop us a line if you want to hook up! firstname.lastname@example.org
with Tracy Barrett, author
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Deutsches-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Stuttgart (http://www.daz.org/)
70173 Stuttgart (old yellow ochre colored building, enter from Courtyard, at the turret)
TWO PART WORKSHOP with LUNCH inbetween
PART 1: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG READERS
Three of Tracy's novels are historical fiction (one with elements of fantasy) and the other six include history (time travel, ghost story, etc.). Tracy will talk with us about accuracy (both factual and “emotional”), research (including some little-known but reliable sources), language, dialogue, creating realistic but relatable characters, and other aspects of creating a historical fiction novel
[break for lunch, pay-for-your-own] Amadeus (http://amadeus-stuttgart.de/)
PART 2:: TURNING OFF THE INTERNAL EDITOR
One of the most common causes of writer’s block is that nagging little voice that tells you that it’s all wrong, it’s too wordy, the dialog sounds forced, you’ll never get it right, and who are you to think you could write a book, anyway? Even if you’ve successfully published before, but especially if you haven’t, that little voice can quench your enthusiasm and creative urge. How do you turn it off? An interactive presentation with exercises.
(50% deposit must be received by Friday, May 31st, non-refundable)
SCBWI members: 40 Euros
non-members: 50 Euros
SCBWI members: 30 Euros
non-members: 35 Euros
10 double-spaced standard pages, plus one-page single-spaced synopsis, or one picture-book manuscript. Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Appointments times immediately follow the workshop.
REGISTER or for more information
Please contact Kirsten Carlson, Regional Advisor, SCBWI Germany + Austria. email@example.com. She will let you know where/how to send your deposit and answer any additional questions you might have.
ABOUT TRACY BARRETT
Tracy has written nine YA novels (listed below). She is very active in SCBWI and has a blog (http://goodbyedayjob.blogspot.de/).
Find out more on her website & blog!
Dark of the Moon
This tale of love, faith, and betrayal retells the myth of the minotaur as never before.
King of Ithaka
Homer's Odyssey as told by Telemachos, the son of Odysseus
The Missing Heir
Book 4 of The Sherlock Files
The Case that Time Forgot
Book 3 of The Sherlock Files
The Beast of Blackslope
Book 2 of The Sherlock Files
The 100-Year-Old Secret
Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
On Etruscan Time
Will Hector be able to right an ancient wrong?
Cold in Summer
Is helping a mysterious new friend worth the risk?
Anna of Byzantium
Intrigue in the world of medieval Byzantium
WORKSHOP BOOK BINDING
June 16, 2013
CONTACT: Tess Krüs
Studio Siobhan Wall, Amsterdam, 14.00 - 17.00
Learn not only how to make recycled notebooks from scrap paper but also Japanese stab binding- an easy but beautiful way to hold the paper together. Siobhan wall is an accomplished artist and writer. Her most recently released book is Quiet Paris (Francis Lincoln). Find out more about her at http://siobhanwall.com/
The workshop will be held at Siobhan's studio here in Amsterdam.
Limited seating - please email Tess Krüs for a reservation (click link above).
The Salon Series: A Monthly Open Forum
August 9, 2013
CONTACT: Rachelle Meyer / Mina Witteman
The English Bookshop, Amsterdam - 18:00 - 20:00
The monthly Salon Series in which we meet in an open forum as creatives to talk shop, be inspired by each other and encourage one another in our projects. The Salon is held every 2nd Friday of each month at The English Bookshop in Amsterdam. Cost is € 5, payable to the bookshop for refreshments.
Find our local events calender for updates on topics and speakers!
The Salon Series: every 2nd Friday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at The English Bookshop, Lauriergracht 71, 1016 RH Amsterdam. € 5, payable at the bookshop.