Laura Perez 8Let me begin by saying that for me, nothing beats a notebook and a smooth writing pen. I hesitate to use this word, but here it is: I’m a bit of a pen “whore.” They are like pretty play things. If I find one I like, I make sure I have plenty of them. This way, I have something that I can use regardless of where I am. That being said, I do have a bit of a routine.

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Banned Books 2015 Giveaway Square B&WLast year we hosted a successful giveaway for Banned Books week. We’re thinking this is going to be an annual tradition! We’re also working on a lot of things behind the scenes, and of course, we want to make sure we get the word out to as many writers as possible. With that said, we’re hoping to grow our email list. To enter our contest simply sign up for our newsletter in the right sidebar,

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SCBWI Boot Camps

SCBWI Boot Camps are happening Across Florida. There will be wonderful teachers at each venue in Miami, Boca Raton, Winter Park, Palm Coast, Tampa and Lakeland. You can choose boot camps for novels, picture books, illustration, middle grade and general writing. Instructors include Lisa McCourt, Rob Sanders, Fred Koehler, Katherine Blackmore, Marjetta Geerling, Danette Haworth, and Joyce Sweeney. Go to Florida.SCBWI.org for more information and to register. Don’t wait because seating is limited in several of the venues.

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Lies Book Launch Party

Author Christina Benjamin brings her award-winning young adult fiction series to Writer’s Atelier, in Winter Park, FL. Her debut novel, The Geneva Project – Truth, has won multiple awards, including the Gold Medal for YA fiction at the 2014 Florida Authors & Publishers Awards. The second book in her series, The Geneva Project – Secrets, has enthralled readers by immersing them deeper in her world of magic, myth and legends,

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Ashley InguantaAshley Inguanta is a Florida-based writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Redivider, PANK, make/shift, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and many other magazines and literary journals. Her work has been anthologized in Francesca Lia Block’s Love Magick, Nicole Monaghan’s Stripped,

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Ashley InguantaAshley Inguanta is a Florida-based writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Redivider, PANK, make/shift, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and many other magazines and literary journals. Her work has been anthologized in Francesca Lia Block’s Love Magick, Nicole Monaghan’s Stripped,

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Poetry Writing Workshop with Elaine Person

 

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Let an experienced, published writer help you jump-start your writing. You will learn writing techniques useful in prose and poetry to make your writing soar. Bring your paper and pen, and you will be guided to tap into your own imagination with the use of prompts or suggestions.

Date: April 27, 2015

Time: 7 PM –

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Q & A with Kyle Prue, high school senior and author of the acclaimed YA fantasy novel, The Sparks, Book One of the Feud Trilogy.  Kyle will give you some background on how he got the inspiration for his hot new trilogy, how a high school student gets published and how he balances being a high school student, author, actor and stand up comedian.

Date: May 13,

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WA First Write-In April. 2015
Join us for our monthly write-in! Stop by the center, meet other writers and get some writing done!
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photo (3)Contests:

1. Dămfīno Press is pleased to announce its first annual “Afternoonified” Poetry Chapbook Contest. Entry fee: $15.00. Deadline: April 30, 2015.

http://www.damfinopress.com/WP/journal/the-afternoonified-poetry-chapbook-contest/

2. Autumn House Press is now accepting submissions for their 2015 full-length manuscript contests in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Each winner receives publication and $2,500. Entry fee: $30. Postmark deadline: June 30, 2015.

http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/

 

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