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Hybrid Vancouver: Diversity and Difficulty with Sonja Thomas

April 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writing for All Kids: Including Diversity and Difficult Subjects in Our Books

Do you want to write for kids, but don’t know where to begin? Spoiler alert: It doesn’t matter where you are on your writing journey, and an MFA is not required!

Details: April 17, online and in-person, doors open at 6PM, meeting starts at 6:15PM

We’ll talk about the different types of books in traditional publishing, from wee ones to young adults; themes and topics in kids’ books, including difficult subjects; and how all writers can embrace diversity in their stories. We’ll also discuss the action steps to take to get published. This workshop includes interactive conversations, resource recommendations to help along your journey, and time for Q&A.

Join us in-person or via Zoom

In-person: Cascade Park Library 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, Washington 98684

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdOqurz0jH9b69BZ9Mt071Gtn37BhFrES

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About Sonja Thomas

Sonja Thomas (she/her), a recovering CPA ruled by coffee and cats, writes stories for readers of all ages. A 2023 Oregon Book Awards finalist, Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence is “a noteworthy debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). She’s also a contributing author for Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Her next middle grade novel is scheduled for publication in 2024 from Simon & Schuster. Raised in Central Florida —home of the wonderful world of Disney, humidity, and hurricanes—and a Washington, DC transplant for 11 years (go Nats!), she’s now “keeping it weird” in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her at www.bysonjathomas.com.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.


April 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cascade Park Library
600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States