Thursday, August 6, 2015

"Something for Everyone!" 30 Days of WIK15 - Hester Bass

"Something for Everyone!"
30 Days of WIK15 - Hester Bass

Hester Bass will host several workshops during WIK15:
  • Who’s the Boss? The Role of Editor, Author, and Illustrator w/ Kaylan Adair & E. B. Lewis
    Learn from the experiences of Candlewick Press editor Kaylan Adair, author Hester Bass, and illustrator E. B. Lewis about the process of successful collaboration that creates rewarding relationships and award-winning books.
    AUDIENCE: Writers and illustrators, all levels. 
  • Relax and Remember: Acting Techniques for Precise Writing
    Develop skills every writer needs: concentration and sense memory. Practice exercises from the world of acting to recall specific details for any scene, which help you write more precisely and create the authentic emotional response you intend for your readers.
    AUDIENCE: Writers, all levels. 
  • Honing Your Home-Run Pitch.
    Create your own luck when preparation meets opportunity! Learn to craft and practice a one-line and a one-paragraph pitch for your work-in-progress, including tips on how to deliver them during that elevator ride to impress an editor or agent.
    AUDIENCE: Writers, all levels.
Hester Bass will also host a half-day Writing Intensive workshop on Friday, October 16, 2015.
*Intensives are an additional fee. Please see Registration Page for cost.


Hester Bass was a broadcast copywriter, rock singer, Shakespearian actress, singing telegram messenger, and television game show contestant before becoming an author. Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama (Candlewick Press, illustrated by E.B. Lewis) is a Junior Library Guild selection, Alabama’s representative at the 2015 National Book Festival, SIBA Okra Pick, and received a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor. Publishers Weekly said in a starred review: “This is nonfiction storytelling at its best.” The Secret World of Walter Anderson won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, SIBA Book Award, and was named one of the Best Children’s Books of the Year. She has offered presentations for SCBWI regions, ALA, ILA, NCTE, and more to, as one librarian said, “encourage the most reluctant reader to read and the hesitant student to write.” Hester Bass lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


Click here to REGISTER for WIK'15 now!

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