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February 2018

World Read Aloud Day – Free SKYPE visits

February 1, 2018
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World Read Aloud Day is fast approaching! The big day is on Thursday February 1st, and I’ll be Skyping 7 lucky classrooms! I’ll spend 20 minutes reading whichever book your classroom chooses, plus one of my childhood favorites, and answering a few questions. If you and your grade K-5 class would like to Skype with me (or use Google Hangouts) for this reading, please use my contact form and list your top two preferred times. I’ll update this page once all slots are full (unless I am sleeping!). Please note I am in the US Central Time Zone.* 9:00 –…

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School Visits – Door County, WI

February 12, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Door County Area Schools,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Author Miranda Paul will make special visits to most Door County area schools during the week of February 12-16, 2017. Details to come! School visits are typically closed to the general public, but an announcement will be made if there is a publicly open event during the week. Also, members of the media may request a press pass to take photographs and/or interview the speaker by contacting Holly Selle at hselle@sbsdmail.net. More info to come!

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School Visit – Bruce School, WI

February 22, 2018
Bruce School,
104 W Washington Ave
Bruce, WI 54819 United States
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Author Miranda Paul will make a special visit to the Bruce School in Wisconsin on February 22. There will also be an evening events for parents/students/public. For more information or to request media/press access to this event, please contact Carrie Wessman at wessman@bruce.k12.wi.us or call 715-868-2585.

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March 2018

Bologna Book Fair – Bologna, Italy

March 26, 2018 - March 29, 2018
Piazza Costituzione 6,
Piazza Costituzione 6
Bologna, Bologna 40128 Italy
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Author Miranda Paul will join colleagues from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators from March 26-29, 2018 for the annual book fair! She will represent her own books as well as fellow SCBWI member books from the Wisconsin region. For more information about SCBWI at the Bologna book fair, or the fair itself, visit http://www.bookfair.bolognafiere.it/en/home/878.html. (#BCBF17)

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April 2018

School Visits – Holmen, WI

April 17, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Holmen School District,
500 E. Wall Street
Holmen, WI 54636 United States
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Children’s author Miranda Paul will spend a week with students in the Holmen School district in Wisconsin from August 17-20, 2018. Although school visits are generally closed to the public, members of the media may request a press pass by contacting the district office to set up interview and/or photograph times. For more information, contact Becky Harris at 608-526-3316 or harbec@holmen.k12.wi.us. To book Miranda Paul for a workshop or special visit to your school district or library, click here.  

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School Visits – Burlington, WI

April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018
Burlington Area School District (BASD),
195 Garden Ave.
Burlington, WI 53105 United States
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Children’s author Miranda Paul will make a special 2-day visit to the Burlington Area School District in Burlington, WI on April 24 and 25, 2018. Stops include presentations at Cooper, Winkler, Waller and Lyons elementary schools for PreK-4th grade audiences. Although school visits are typically closed to the general public, members of the media may obtain press pass permission to attend, photograph, and/or interview Miranda Paul and/or students and staff. Please contact Sally Nie for more information at 262-210-8962 or snie@basd.k12.wi.us for more information.  

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August 2018

Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing for Kids and Teens – Honesdale, PA

August 8, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Highlights Foundation,
814 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/ Come visit the picturesque Highlights Foundation for a special workshop with Jennifer Swanson, Miranda Paul, and editors/industry professionals. The “Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing” for kids and teens workshop is a wonderful retreat for those looking to write fiction or nonfiction that stems from a science, nature, or informational topic. The course will cover everything from writing action rhymes for the very young to nonfiction magazine articles to picture books, middle grade and YA nonfiction chapter books, and other forms. We will also discuss work-for-hire and trade markets, ways to break into the industry, and how to maintain…

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October 2018

Rhyme Revolution Writing Conference – New Harmony, IN

October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018
New Harmony Inn & Resort,
504 North St
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States
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The Rhyme Revolution Weekend is marching into New Harmony, Indiana October 25th – 28th, 2018! This picture book writing retreat conference is geared for children’s writers who want to publish picture books in rhyme. Click here for the official conference website. Theme: Revolt, Rules and Rewards.  This beloved genre (the rhyming picture book), when done professionally, is tough to write and often tough to sell. Our amazing faculty will share personal tips and insight on how rhyme sells when done to perfection. Rules ~ Picture book rules first Reject ~ Don’t follow the rhyme…it will lead you astray Revolt ~ The story and meter…

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