In this two hour workshop for young writers we will work on taking the kernel of a story idea and popping it up into something warm, delicious and flavorful by exploring and experimenting with the story elements of character, setting, conflict, dialogue and resolution. Location of the workshop is Craft Time Studio in Tomah, WI.
In this three hour workshop participants will work to create a short story from scratch and then learn what to do with in when it is done. We will start with idea generating activities and then work to polish up our story idea by specifically focusing on the story elements of character, setting, conflict and dialogue. Afterward I will share several paying markets that would be interested in your work! Cost $15. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Apple Tree Flowers and More is having a grand re-opening event. The MORE part of the store is me... well, me and other authors. This flower shop also sells gifts and books. I will be reading and signing books as apart of their re-opening celebrations. Stop on by for your own autographed books and some light refreshments.
Over the past four years I have made over $3,000 by selling educational materials in the online marketplace Teachers Pay Teachers. I'd love to help you set up your store and start earning money for the quizzes, power points, unit studies, vocabulary packets, graphic organizers, poster sets, rubrics and every other little thing you have created for classroom use. In this three hour workshop I will give you the TpT basics, pro-tips and plenty of hands on work time to get yourself up and running. Food and beverages will be available for purchase while we hang out in the newly remodeled Java Vino workroom. Cost, $15.
Illustrator Jason Gerke and I will spend the day at two Mauston Elementary Schools sharing our passion for words and art. Students will enjoy an interactive presentation that will have their imaginations working at full tilt! Book sales available day of presentation.
Over the course of three days, festival attendees will be able to choose from a long list of readings, discussions, panels, workshops, and other events of interest to writers and to readers held at venues in Downtown Green Bay.
I will be speaking on Saturday at the Brown County Library from 2:30-3:30. My topic of conversation is; Thinking Out of the Book Box: Ways to make connections and get your writing noticed.
Here is the link to the event. Hope to see you there! http://untitledtown.org/events/thinking-out-of-the-box-ways-to-make-connections-and-get-your-writing-noticed
Do you love children's books? Are you interested in the creative process? Would you like to meet some authors and learn about their craft? If so, please join us at the Portage County Public Library! Amanda Zieba, Ryan Haack, and Lynn Markham will share the ins and outs of writing great children's literature. This event is free of charge and open to all ages. Snacks and door prizes will be provided, and the authors will be available for book signings. Hope to see you there! More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557325617611717/
In the morning Amanda will spend the day working with K-8 students, helping them generate story ideas and then growing those ideas into solid stories that capture the attention of their readers. In the afternoon Amanda will speak to parents, educators and community members about how to foster a love of reading and writing in their homes and classrooms. Information about the Author Festival can be found here: http://www.wsra.org/authors-festivals
Amanda will speak to students and parents at the Norwalk Wilton Ontario Elementary School during their Literacy night. Books will be available for sale.
In this workshop we'll work on how to write a short story & what to do with it! Local Author Amanda Zieba will teach us idea generation through publication. Location: Craft Time Studio (Tomah, WI) Cost: $25 Time: 5:00-7:00 Because of the publication side of this workshop we are limiting ages to 16+.
At this conference for librarians and school media specialists Amanda will be a part of both the Wisconsin Author Book Fair and also panel discussions on writing, reading and engaging students with the written word. More details can be found by clicking here: http://www.wemta.org/conference/authorfair.cfm
Author Amanda Zieba and Illustrator Jason Gerke will spend an entire day in Chippewas Falls, WI inspiring and encouraging young writers and artists as they work together to create a story in author/illustrator partnerships. Sponsored by CESA #10, this second appearance by Amanda and Jason is one of the highlights of their year.
Amanda Zieba and illustrator Jason Gerke will engage, entertain and educate the students of New Lisbon Elementary School in the ways of the book creating world. In the evening, Amanda and Jason will speak to parents and community members about their books and ways to foster a love of reading in their home. Book sales, caricatures and autographs will be available after the evening presentation.
Guess who's hanging out with the coolest geocachers in the state this Saturday? This author-girl! The Wisconsin Geocaching Association is hosting their 8th Annual Chili Feed in Fond Du Lac, WI and I'll be there to tell them all about my newest book: The Birthday Cache, a middle grade geocaching adventure book. You do not need to be a member of the WGA to attend. $2 per bowl of chili and books too? Here is a link with more event information.