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The Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) will host its yearly lunch at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on 8 April in connection with the event. Enrolments are accepted for lunch, which is separated from the Write On meeting.
Moderators are picture-book writers Jill Harding and Ann Heyse, illustrated author Michael Kress-Russick, writers John Coy, Kathleen Ernst, Melissa Gorzelanczyk, Mary Losure and James Mihaley and publisher and publisher Ann Heyse, Carol Hinz, Andrew Karre and Reji Laberje. April 7 formation will include a panel that will be incorporated from the Door County parents and student who will talk about what they like to see when they select books for themselves or their kids.
Part of this jury are the educator and parent Holly Selle and Mark Smullen, the high-schoolers Abby Jarosh and Anna Jarosh as well as the young people Nalani Bicoy and Cameron Rass. Further speakers on 7 April include Swati Avasthi, M. Molly Backes, John Coy, Lora Hyler, Michael Kress-Russick, Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul as well as publishers Carol Hinz and Andrew Karre, who are also award-winning publishers of books for junior and young adults.
Registering for the meeting costs $150 for both dates; there is a Saturday specific $60 sign-up fee. There is a discount for Door County teachers who will also be treated to a commemorative dinner on the night of April 6th, the second in the year. Teachers can get together with meeting leaders, have free starters and gain a book collection from coaches.
World Write-On, Door County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation that runs programmes to encourage individuals to write and write and participate in different places in Door County. For registration or more information, call 920-868-1457 or visit www.writeondoorcounty.org. Lunch at the MCBWI will be moderated by Catherine Laudone, editorial secretary at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Lunch registrations are $50 for members of S. C. BWI and $80 for non-members.