Author of the 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Navigating Early and winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal for her debut novel Moon Over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool's heartfelt novels have enchanted readers of all ages.
Read Full Biography
Many people want to write a book but don't know how to start… or finish. This presentation will offer an introduction to three important elements of writing, research, and revision.
Moon Over Manifest—The Story behind the Story
A powerpoint presentation showing how family photographs, newspaper articles, historical research, and a lot of daydreaming played a part in the writing of Moon Over Manifest.
Where Craft and Creativity Meet: Breathing life into the bones of a story
A good story involves blending craft and creativity – technique and imagination. This presentation will focus on the importance of both and how to blend them together to create a compelling and interesting story.
Writing from Memory: How recollection informs and nourishes writing.
Writers all draw from memory that includes observation, experience, and emotion. This presentation provides a look into how memory informs and nourishes writing.