Making Dead People Come To Life! Writing biographies for early and middle-grade readers

Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2015 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Patricia Lakin

Author Patricia Lakin will share slides, illustrating how she crafted the various and varied biographies she has written. Her steps include mapping out the arc of that person’s life, doing research, which often requires putting on a detective’s cap to root out little-known facts, and selecting which facts to include or discard. She’ll also share her missteps in her goal to write biographies that make the subject—though dead—come to life. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan (SCBWI)

Cost: SCBWI Members: 800 yen
Non-members: 1,200 yen

Venue: Tokyo Women's Plaza, Conference Room 1 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (near the United Nations University; map)

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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