During this one hour workshop Kathi will draw from her experience as an award winning author and faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts to explore the landscape’s vital role in the writing process.
This workshop is suitable for beginning and professional writers of any genre, from picture books to novels and beyond.
The Landscape in Layers
One of the most asked questions when it comes to writing is: Do you start with character or do you start with plot? It's so common that the arguments for either one have become a little dull, haven't they? I mean, who cares? You can't really separate the plot from the character or vice versa, and the argument is a little tired. But what if there was something else that you can use to start your story, something that is not so limited, something too often diminished or overlooked. In other words, the landscape.
Where in the big, wide world is your character standing, running, sleeping? Where are they making tracks? Let's take a look at how the many layers of a landscape can propel your story forward and enrich it with depth and wonder. Bring some paper and be prepared to explore.
Come ready to learn from Kathi and connect with fellow children's literature creators and fans!
This event is open to non members and members alike.
We will begin with a craft workshop led by Kathi Appelt, followed by a Q & A.
Our event will also feature a silent auction to benefit our scholarship fund (see details below).
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Registration online or at the door: $50 for members and non-members
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Come ready to learn from Kathi and connect with fellow children's literature creators and fans! This event is open to non members and members alike. We will begin with a craft workshop led by Kathi Appelt, followed by a Q & A. Our event will also feature a silent auction to benefit our scholarship fund (see details below).
As one of the founding members of the Brazos Valley chapter of SCBWI, Kathi Appelt has been a cherished author and member of our community for over two decades. Kathi Appelt’s books have won numerous national and state awards, including the Irma and Simon Black Award, Children’s Choice Award, Teacher’s Choice Award, the Oppenheimer Gold Award, Parent’s Choice Award, Storytelling World Award, Growing Good Kids Award, Texas Writer’s League Award for Children’s Literature, the Texas Institute of Letters Award, Best Books for Young Adults, VOYA Top of the Shelf Award, and a host of others.
This event is a fundraiser for our upcoming All Y’all Texas children’s book writer and illustrator conference hosted by all five Texas SCBWI regions. Event proceeds will fund scholarships for Brazos Valley members. If you are interested in contributing to the silent auction or directly to the scholarship fund, please contact Lydia Scott at email@example.com