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2003 Children's Writers Workshop


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Heartland Writers Guild will present its 2003 Children’s Writers Workshop on Saturday, June14, 2003, from 8:00 to 4:00 pm. The one-day workshop will be held in the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University and will feature the following speakers:

Julia Messina is an associate editor with CRICKET, the award winning fiction magazine published by the Carus Publishing Company. She is responsible for content development of four CRICKET issues per year. Mrs. Messina provides proofreading, copyediting and promotional services. She is currently coordinating CRICKET’s 30th anniversary celebration. Mrs. Messina’s presentation will address the topic of “How to Get Your Children’s Stories Published in Cricket Magazine Group Publications.” She’ll address the editorial needs for each of the literary magazines as well as offer useful information and insights into getting non-fiction work published in the sciences and social studies publications of the Cobblestone Group.

Sheila Wood Foard has more than 60 publications in the fiction, non-fiction, and poetry genres to her credit. As a freelance writer, Mrs. Foard has a vast amount of experience in many areas of writing. She is currently helping writers fulfill their publishing goals as an instructor with the Institute of Children’s Literature. Mrs. Foard’s program will center on how “every writer needs a writing coach.”

Jeanie Stewart has written approximately twenty different picture, chapter, and series books. Mrs. Stewart has taught writing for children in the biennial HWG Writers Conference in Sikeston, Missouri and is the Director of the Conan Memorial Library in Hayti, Missouri. Mrs. Stewart will be discussing “strategies designed to break into the publishing world, including ghost writing and educational materials.”

Registration is still open! (manuscript deadline only was May 1).


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