Monthly Meetings

We’re thrilled to be back in action with our monthly meetings after a summer hiatus.

Our speaker for this month’s meeting is NYT bestselling author Janae Marks!

Talk Title: “First Chapter Do's and Don'ts”.

Talk Description: First chapters are crucial in hooking your reader, especially in children's literature. In this workshop, author Janae Marks will discuss the elements that every MG and YA first chapter needs, as well as things to avoid. This workshop is for kid lit writers of all genres.

Bio: Janae Marks is the New York Times bestselling author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington, A Soft Place to Land, and On Air with Zoe Washington. She has an MFA in Writing for Children from The New School, and lives in Connecticut with her family. Learn more at

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