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Heart of America Christian Writers’ Network could be the organization for you!

HACWN is designed to help beginning, intermediate and advanced writers grow in their skills, networking, and professionalism.

We do that through monthly meetings with experienced editors and writers, various HACWN writing conferences and seminars, weekly critique groups in different areas of the city, e-mail communication, market leads, and more.

Facts are Fun: Children’s Nonfiction

with Annette Whipple 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7 p.m., Zoom Meeting

 
The hot market of children’s nonfiction needs more writers. Share your knowledge and passion with children through informational texts. This class dives into children’s nonfiction and informational fiction writing. Participants explore strategies to engage readers with fresh ideas, improve writing, and get published. Inspire children’s natural curiosity through your writing.
 
Annette Whipple celebrates curiosity and inspires a sense of wonder in young readers while exciting them about science and history. She’s the author of eight fact-filled children’s books including The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide (Chicago Review Press), Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls (Reycraft Books), and The Story of the Wright Brothers (Rockridge Press). Annette is a fact-loving, chocolate chip cookie-baking children’s nonfiction author from Pennsylvania. Get to know her and learn about her presentations at AnnetteWhipple.com.
 
Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome to attend this Zoom meeting. As with our on-site meetings, dues are $3 for HACWN members or $5 for non-members/guests. You can pay via paypal (HACWN@earthlink.net) or send a check (3706 NE Shady Lane Dr. Gladstone, MO 64119) or contact us with a credit card # and we’ll send you the link to the zoom room.
 
When you pay via paypal, please include your email address on the notes line so we can send you the link.
 
(If something happens technologically and you are not able to access the meeting, your dues will be returned. As always, if financial hardships keep you from paying membership or meeting dues, let us know. If you need to check your membership status, contact Zeta Davidson, or learn more about membership at www.HACWN.org).
 
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