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July 2019

LaunchPad Astronomy Workshop – Laramie, WY

July 22 - July 28
University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071 United States
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Miranda Paul is one of a select group of authors who have been chosen to attend the 2019 LaunchPad Astronomy Workshop at the University of Wyoming! For six days, Miranda will be working on a new science (Space!!) manuscript at Launch Pad, a workshop for established writers held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a “crash course” for the attendees in modern astronomy science through guest lectures, and observation through the University of Wyoming’s professional telescopes. Launch Pad has in the past been supported by NASA, the National Science Foundation, Uwingu, the Space Telescope Science Institute,…

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September 2019

Release Date – Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul illus. John Parra

September 3
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Happy Book Birthday to Miranda Paul, John Parra, and Clarion Books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Little Libraries, Big Heroes is a nonfiction picture book biography about Little Free Library Founder Todd Bol who, with Rick Brooks, started a book-sharing organization that is now found in over 80 countries worldwide. Little Free Library turned ten years old this year. Celebrate by pre-ordering the picture book here or here. To learn more about this title, Miranda's thirteenth published picture book, click here.

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Happy Book Birthday to Thanku: Poems of Gratitude!

September 3
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Miranda Paul's editorial debut, Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, hits bookstore shelves today! This illustrated collection is beautifully illustrated by Marlena Myles, and features the work of 33 distinguished and upcoming voices in children's literature. Each poem included showcases a different format of poetry, with simple definitions of the form outlined in the back matter—making it useful in the classroom in addition to being a gift-able book for any child or family. Each sale of the book will benefit the nonprofit organization We Need Diverse Books. Please click here to pre-order your copy! Children's poets and authors with a poem included…

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SCBWI Iowa Nonfiction Conference – Hiawatha, IA

September 7
Hiawatha Community Center, 1610, 101 Emmons St
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States

  Join authors Miranda Paul and Jacqueline Briggs Martin, among others, at the SCBWI Iowa Chapter's 2019 Nonfiction Conference on September 7, 2019 in Hiawatha, IA. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the SCBWI Iowa homepage for more information. Miranda Paul is the author of more than a dozen books for children, including STEM and Social Studies picture books such as Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book, Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born, and I Am Farmer:…

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Women in STEM – Chicago, IL

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
57th Street Books, 1301 E 57th St IL 60637 United States + Google Map

Please join Ruth Spiro, Teresa Robeson, Alice McGinty, Katey Howes, and Miranda Paul for a panel discussion. Each will speak for a few minutes about her book, which celebrates a woman in STEM. They will then answer questions as a group before leading an activity or project at separate stations. Books will be available for purchase and autographing; consider pre-ordering to guarantee a book will be available for you and/or your child. At 57th Street Books, Chicago, Illinois RSVP HERE (Please note that your RSVP is requested but not required.) About Ruth Spiro: Ruth Spiro is the author of The…

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October 2019

Fox Cities Book Festival Storytime – Kaukauna, WI

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thimany Rd. Suite 200
Kaukauna, 54130 United States
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As part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, Miranda Paul will be doing a special storytime event at Kaukauna Public Library at 9:00 am on October 8, 2019. This event is free and open to the public. Schools are invited to attend; please contact the library for information on space and reserved seating. More information to come.lit, For more information you may contact Ashley Thiem-Menning at Ashley@kaukaun-wi.org. For information about the Fox Cities Book Festival, visit https://foxcitiesbookfestival.org/event-reads/

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Wisconsin Library Association – Luncheon Keynote Featured Speaker, WI

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kalahari Resort, 1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 United States
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Author Miranda Paul will give the YSS Luncheon Keynote at the 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Conference on October 9, 2019. More information can be found at the WLA conference website here. The conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, WI. Registration is required to attend the speech and luncheon.

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Chippewa Valley Book Festival – Eau Claire, WI

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Memorial High School Library, 2225 Keith Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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On Tuesday, October 15th, authors Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul will join the Chippewa Valley Book Festival for three school visits and a public presentation + signing in the evening. About the evening signing "Meet the Authors" event from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15wi, o: Students, parents and the entire community are invited to create lasting memories by meeting award winning authors presenting in area schools during the Chippewa Valley Book Festival. Begin a collection of personally autographed books for yourself or a young person you love. They will be treasured for a lifetime! And don’t forget your cameras! 6:00…

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Beyond Biographies Writing Retreat w/Miranda Paul & Neal Porter – Austin, TX

October 22 - October 25
The Writing Barn, Manchacha Road and Slaughter Lane
South Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Register Now BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - and IN PERSON THIS TIME! teAre you a life-long learner? Do you love teaching? Are you an expert at something, or know facts that would fascinate children? If you want to tell dynamic, true stories or impart your knowledge to kids in ways that will grab and hold their attention, this is the intensive for you. October 22-25, 2019 at the Writing Barn in Austin, TX! In this three-day workshop, award-winning picture book author Miranda Paul and guest faculty Editor Neal Porter, will show you how to dazzle 21st century kids with creative nonfiction and…

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