Second Saturday Workshops: How to Get Published

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April 24, 2013 by WITS Editor

WITS is offering a teacher workshop called Teachers as Writers:  How to Get Published. This is the final Second Saturday Series offering of the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Location:  Bright Sky Press (2365 Rice Blvd)
  • Date/Time:   May 11, 2013 from 10:00-1:00
  • Cost:  $75.00
  • PD:  3 hours of G/T credit (TAGT approved)
Don’t miss this workshop!  If you are a teacher who has either written a book or has ever said, “I should write a book about that,” but you don’t know how to start the process of getting it published, this workshop is for you.  A panel of published authors will be sharing their experiences, offering some tips, and answering your questions about the process of getting your work published.  Come and be inspired and energized.  To get more information, contact Tina Angelo at tangelo@witshouston.org and go to the Writers in the Schools website to register.

Authors to present at workshop:

DownloadedFileSince retiring from the practice of law, Andrea White has published four books of historical fiction: Surviving Antarctica, Window Boy, Radiant Girl, and Windows on the World, the first book in the Upcity Chronicles trilogy, about a young girl who time travels back to the Twin Towers. In 2012, Windows won the Spirit of Texas award, established by the Texas Library Association for middle school fiction.

DownloadedFile-1Karen Walrond is a speaker, writer and photographer. Karen’s bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful. Her writing, images and other projects have been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping and Wondertime magazines, among others.

imagesAs Publisher of Bright Sky Press, Lucy Herring Chambers handles all editorial functions and oversees publicity and social media. Bright Sky’s goal is to create well-crafted volumes that exemplify the visions and voices of our region and distribute them to the broadest market possible. Before becoming a partner in Bright Sky Press in 2008, she taught English at St. John’s School, taught Early Childhood classes and worked as a free-lance writer and editor.

DownloadedFile-2A former educator, Karen Vanek has taught both students and teachers in the Houston area.  Karen’s most recent self-published book is Santa Claus Meets the Tooth Fairy, Author House, 2012. She also self-published Queen Elizabeth I of Ballinger: The Early Years of Liz Routh Russell. Blurb, 2008. Karen’s other publishing experiences include: Co-author of “O-fish-ial Research Project.” Science and Children, January, 2009; Advisory Board, Instructor Magazine, Scholastic, Inc. 2004 – 2008; Contributing editor, Learning to Teach, Scholastic, 2005.

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Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

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