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YWW Online: Make it Believable with Connie King Leonard

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

YWW Southern Oregon

As writers of fiction, we make things up. But how do we craft our story so it is realistic enough to be believable?

Using Sleeping in my Jeans as a springboard, we will look at what it must be like to be sixteen and homeless. How does Mattie get her homework done? Where does she shower or go to the bathroom? We will see that doing our research does not always mean sitting in front of a computer looking for information. From our discussion, you will look at your own stories and come up with a list of questions to be explored in order to make your work as engaging as possible.

Join us!

Please join the Young Willamette Writers on Saturday, November 6 for this fantastic workshop. We meet on Zoom from 10:00-11:30 along with the Southern Oregon YWW chapter. As always, YWW meetings are free and open to students in middle and high school. Please have a parent email yww@willamettewriters.org for the link. We hope to see you there!

Connie King Leonard smiling and sitting in the sunAbout Connie King Leonard

Connie King Leonard is the author of Sleeping in my Jeans, a 2020 Oregon Book Award nomination as well as the recipient of the Oregon Spirit Book Award by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. Connie writes for children and young adults, drawing on her years teaching middle school. She hopes her stories entertain as well as validate the exciting and difficult job of growing up. Connie holds degrees in education from the University of Oregon and Minot State University. She lives in Milwaukie, Oregon near her children and grandchildren. More information about Sleeping in my Jeans can be found on her website: www.conniekingleonard.com


November 6, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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