Saturday, November 19
Writing for a Better World: Poetry as an Agent of Change
Georgia World Congress Convention Center B210
Program Description: When headlines shout tragic news, we often feel powerless. Yet poetry can help. In this session, a panel of teachers and poets share ways to respond to world events and work to make positive change through poetry, beginning at the most personal level and later echoing out into the world.
SCBWI Member Book Signing and Reception
Georgia World Congress Convention Center A411
Sponsored by the SCBWI Southern Breeze. The signing runs from 4-5:30 with a reception following. At the reception, 14 authors — including me — will have a chance to pitch their books to attendees. Should be fun!
Laura Shovan Autograph Session, THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY
Georgia World Congress Convention Center, Random House Booth #412
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Writing Strategies for Teaching Empathy Through POV
Georgia World Congress Convention Center A310
Program Description: Seeing the world from another’s point of view is a key element of empathy—a necessary component of advocacy. In this interactive session, three authors and writing teachers will engage participants in a series of fun, hands-on, easily replicable POV writing activities designed to create an appreciation for others and their communities.
An Open Book Foundation
School visits in the Washington, DC area
SCBWI MD-DE-WV Annual Conference
March 18-19, 2017
School visit intensive with Laura and author/illustrator Calef Brown.
Stay tuned! More events to be announced.