Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Little Summer Training

I know many people think of summer as a time to do nothing. It always makes me want to do a little something special. For work. Something special for work. Here are a couple of opportunities.


Nerdy Chicks Rule is running a Kidlit Summer School through its blog. They describe it as a "blog-centric event ... focused on craft." Just yesterday on one of my Facebook writer groups the issue came up of writers responsible for childcare trying to work in the summer when school age children are home. The Kidlit Summer School uses the marketing line "Are you looking for a way to keep writing through the dog days of summer?" Okay "dog days of summer" relates to the hot weather in July and August, but that coincides with kidcare, right?

While I know nothing about this particular project, I've enjoyed other short-term on-line programs I've taken part in. (A four-week willpower program, for instance.) This might be worth a shot. I think I'm going to register.

In Connecticut

Artist and picture book author Julie Phillips will be doing a one-hour presentation at Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 pm. This is a program on writing and illustrating picture books, and registration is required. Did I mention that it's only an hour?

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