Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

LA/MS New Orleans Craft Talk and Meeting

Date(s) - 02/16/2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

UNO Bicentennial Education Bldg., Rm 305Q
Waldo Drive/Founders Road - New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Craft Talk on Beginnings – With today’s short attention spans, now more than ever it’s crucial to have captivating opening lines. So how do we write our openings so that the reader (or acquiring editor or agent) is compelled to read on? Elizabeth Desimone will examine the elements that make a good beginning.
Elizabeth has an MFA in fiction writing from Oklahoma State University and is a graduate of Spring Hill College. Her publications include three stories in Cricket Magazine, and she writes about writing and literature on her blog.
Followed by Open Critique Readings of up to ten minutes (depending on time and readers) followed by commentary (as many as we can fit).
Optional: Bring five printed copies to share.