Friday, August 21, 2015

"Something for Everyone!" Days of WIK15 - Faye Gibbons

"Something for Everyone!"
30 Days of WIK15 - Faye Gibbons

Faye Gibbons will host a workshop during WIK15:
  • Mining for Gold
    Has your wonderful story idea gone cold?  Has your middle grade biography become stale?  Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, what you need is new material--fresh ideas.  This session tells you where to find those treasures.  You will learn how to keep and organize notes, how to get help from experts in the field, and how to enlist help from librarians.  The mother lode you unearth may give you ideas for other stories down the road.  Let's go prospecting!

Faye has 14 books and numerous short stories and articles published.  Her most recent book, HALLEY, has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and is a 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor Winner.  For the past eight years she has taught writing at John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.  Many of her stories draw inspiration from the large mountain Georgia farm family she was born into, and the many mill towns she lived in as she grew up.  She eventually became a teacher--taking on every grade from 4 through 12.  After she married an Alabama boy she ended up on a farm in Deatsville, Alabama.  Faye shared her love of reading and writing with her two sons as they grew up, and now with six grandchildren.


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