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Vampire High Author Doug Rees Workshop: Mon 10/27, 7pm Sunnyvale Library

Local Author Doug Rees will teach a writing workshop for adult and mature teen authors at the Sunnyvale Library. Check it out!…­

Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Words: How to Sculpt What You Really
Want to Say

Monday, October 27
7 p.m.
Sunnyvale Public Library
Program Room

Young Adult and Children’s author, Doug Rees, explores the tools and tricks that will help you do the hard work of revising your own writing. Come learn how editing is different from writing, how sound and sense form the oral road to the finished manuscript, and how others can help.This presentation and workshop includes hands-on activities for writers of any kind of fiction or non-fiction who are interested in both traditional and self-publishing. Bring your draft!

Young Dyslexic Writers Contest

We’d like to thank one of our super homeschooling moms for sharing  this writing contest specifically for our young dyslexic writers.

Please see the website for details! Go for it!


For more about this remarkable young writer, who this contest honors, please see her website and the stories she left behind. Hers was a beautiful life, well-lived.!writing/c13dn!karina-eide-awards/cf1

Karina Eide Young Dyslexic Writers and Courage and Compassion Awards – Deadline Jan 21, 2015


Cash prizes

2 age categories:

7-13, $250

14-17, $1000

Submissions can also be sent by regular mail to:

Dyslexic Advantage Karina Awards  6701 139th Pl SW  Edmonds WA 98026-3223. If sending by regular mail, print, fill-out, and include this form with the submission.

Rules of the Contest:

All entries, whether uploaded or mailed, must be received by Dyslexic Advantage by:

     4 pm January 21, 2015.

  1. A maximum of 1 submission in each category will be accepted.
  2. Single author only submissions are accepted (i.e. no co-written stories).
  3. Word length: 17 (Haiku) to 700 words maximum.
  4. For stories longer than 700 words, chapters or excerpts should be submitted.
  5. Stories should be typed in at least a 12 point font and the student’s name placed at the top of every page.
  6. Students are permitted to dictate their stories to a parent, teacher, or other adult.

Submission of the entry form constitutes permission from the participant’s legal guardian to use the participant’s first name, likeness, age, and written work contained in the entry form, photographs, and any statements or remarks made about the contest in promotion or advertising without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

Each participant’s parent / legal guardian, on behalf of the participant, agrees to release and hold Dyslexic Advantage and its employees, officers, directors, and representatives harmless for any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities arising out of participating in the contest or resulting from accepting or claiming of any prize. Income and all other taxes are the responsibility of the prize recipient. Dyslexic Advantage is not responsible for any expenses incurred in connection with participation in the contest. Participants give Dyslexic Advantage non-exclusive rights to post written work (with first name only) online or in printed material for purposes related to the mission of the non-profit organization.!karina-eide-awards/cf1


New York Public Library – Children’s Books List

I love vetted lists. Attached is the New York Library List for 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013. This is a mixture of picture books and chapter books for readers up to 13. Of course, a parent reading to their toddler is always a good thing, and I know many adults who only read early chapter books and teen fiction. So, of course, these books are not only for children enjoy!

100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

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