Next Tuesday, Jan. 31, is the deadline for Wisconsin writers to get their contest entries in the mail.
This $30 African-American Genealogy workshop might be of interest to people in search of their own roots and/or who write about African Americans and the African-American experience in Wisconsin.
Here are the opening blurbs on the Wisconsin Historical Society notice:
Researching your African American ancestry can be challenging. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn from the best!
Tony Burroughs, FUGA, is an internationally known speaker on this topic and more! He will provide a full day of lectures on African American genealogy and research methods.
FUGA is Fellow of the Utah Genealogy Association.
Here’s the link to register: http://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2138&idcategory=87
Ann Bausum, author of more than a dozen books for young people, will receive The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C.’s, 2017 Nonfiction Award. Bausum’s Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights, published by Penguin Random House, received the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature honorable mention for work published in 2015, and first place in the same category for Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigrations, published in 2009 by National Geographic.
The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. award will be presented on April 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
The Guild’s news release is at http://www.childrensbookguild.org/nonfiction-award/2017-winner-announced.
Congratulations to Ann. Information about the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award and CWW is at www.wiswriters.org.
Sheri Bestor of Willow Words Literary Agency sends word that prolific children’s author Dori Chaconas, whose 25 books include the popular easy reader Cork and Fuzz series, was named by the Wisconsin Library Association’s Youth Service Section as 2016 Notable Wisconsin Author for youth literature.
In addition to her picture books and easy readers, Chaconas, who is a past CWW contest honoree, has written about the art of writing for children, which, Bestor says, the association’s Children’s Book Award Committee noted in announcing its selection.
Award-winning illustrator and writer Ingrid Kallack, whose story “Sonia” won CWW’s 2008 Short Fiction Award, has illustrated the Norwegian-themed book Two Troll Tales From Norway, which retells traditional Asbjornsen tales by Magrete Lamond and is being released next month by the Australian publisher Christmas Press.
Miranda Paul‘s 10 Little Ninjas, which will be available on August 9, is an Amazon Best Pick of the Month for August. 10 Little Ninjas follows closely on the heels of Trainbots, which hit book shelves in June of this year, Whose Hands Are These? released in March of this year, and Water is Water and One Plastic Bag, both published last year. In addition to her busy writing and book event schedule, Miranda is co-regional adviser for SCBWI’s Wisconsin chapter.
Wisconsin members of the Society for Children Book Authors and Illustrators are sharing their good news for June:
Susan Manske announces that her middle grade novel, Chicken Charlie’s Year won two awards in the 2016 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. It received second in Historical Fiction and honorable mention in Middle Grade Fiction.