2014 Children's Writers & Illustrator's Conference - Day 3

06/14/2014 9:00 pm

 

Join us for the 7th Annual Book Passage Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference. The Conference will cover all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher. Participants will work closely with other writers and illustrators, as well as with agents, editors, and publishers. The conference is designed to meet the differing needs of those who create for different age groups. Participants will choose an area of emphasis for the morning sessions, such as writing for picture books, early readers, young adult books or illustration, and then work with a teacher in a workshop setting. In the afternoon, participants choose from panels of common interest, such as working with editors, working with agents, marketing and promotion. There will be many opportunities for faculty and participants to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, lunches, and at evening events.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kathryn Petrocelli at 800-999-7909, ext. 239, or email bpconferences@bookpassage.com.

2014 Faculty
2013 Schedule
Conference Days
Private Consultations
Accommodations
Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

2014 Children's Writers & Illustrator's Conference - Day 4

06/15/2014 3:00 pm

 

Join us for the 7th Annual Book Passage Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference. The Conference will cover all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher. Participants will work closely with other writers and illustrators, as well as with agents, editors, and publishers. The conference is designed to meet the differing needs of those who create for different age groups. Participants will choose an area of emphasis for the morning sessions, such as writing for picture books, early readers, young adult books or illustration, and then work with a teacher in a workshop setting. In the afternoon, participants choose from panels of common interest, such as working with editors, working with agents, marketing and promotion. There will be many opportunities for faculty and participants to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, lunches, and at evening events.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kathryn Petrocelli at 800-999-7909, ext. 239, or email bpconferences@bookpassage.com.

2014 Faculty
2013 Schedule
Conference Days
Private Consultations
Accommodations
Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Doug Menuez - Fearless Genius

Award-winning documentary photographer, Doug Menuez, delivers a stunning visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom, witnessing key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and other leading innovators as they created today's digital world.

In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was underway in Silicon Valley, and Menuez was there in search of a story. At the same time, Steve Jobs was being forced out of his beloved Apple and starting over with a new company, NeXT Computer. His goal was to build a supercomputer with the power to transform education. Menuez had found his story.

Menuez hoped to photograph Jobs as he built this new computer from conception to product launch. In an amazing act of trust, Jobs granted Menuez unprecedented access to him and his team. Once Silicon Valley heard Jobs had granted him complete access, they all did. Over the years, Menuez photographed behind the scenes at Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and more than seventy other leading companies (and their innovators).

By 2000, an era was ending, and Steve Jobs was riding a blazing rocket back to glory. The growth of transformational technology during this singular era had led to the creation of more jobs and wealth than any time in human history. And Menuez was there, witness to a global revolution.

In Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ($39.99), Menuez brings his experiences to print. He shows, in 100 stunning photographs, the human face of innovation and what it takes to transform the power of ideas into reality.

Doug Menuez's career began in 1981 at The Washington Post, then continued as a freelancer for Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, the New York Times Magazine, and many more publications. His many awards include honors from Communication Arts, the Kelly Awards, AOP London, and Photo District News, among others. He has been exhibited in shows in the US and Europe. Stanford University Library acquired his extensive archive of more than 1 million photographs and created the Douglas Menuez Photography Collection at Stanford University Library.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$39.99
ISBN-13: 9781476752693
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books, 5/2014

Fierce Reads - An Evening of Young Adult Authors

Book Passage is thrilled to welcome four YA authors from the Fierce Reads book tour to discuss their new and upcoming books. 

Leigh Bardugo is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently makeup and special effects. Ruin and Rising ($18.99) is the thrilling final installment in the Grisha Trilogy.

Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, teacher, and former character actress. Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1; and acted in the movies Superstar, The In-Laws, and Nancy Drew, among others. She reaches new heights of tension and romance in Monument 14: Savage Drift ($17.99), the action-packed conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy.

Ava Dellaira is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Love Letters to the Dead ($17.99), her debut novel, begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters, writing about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, and learning to live with her splintering family. 

Jennifer Mathieu started writing stories when she was in kindergarten and now teaches English to middle and high schoolers. In her remarkable debut novel, The Truth About Alice ($16.99), four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Ruin and Rising (Hardcover)

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780805094619
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 6/2014

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781250036421
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Published: Feiwel & Friends, 5/2014

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780374346676
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 4/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781596439092
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press, 6/2014

Novella Carpenter - Gone Feral

Gone Feral ($26.95) is Novella Carpenter’s search for her father. Back-to-the-land homesteader, gifted classical guitarist, Korean War vet, hermit, curmudgeon, George Carpenter has been absent for most of his daughter’s life. But when he officially goes missing— only to be found in a fleabag Arizona motel, escaping the brutal Idaho winter—his daughter is forced to confront the truth: Her time with her dad, now seventy-three years old, is limited, and the moment to restore their relationship is now. Thus begins a journey of discovery that carries Carpenter from her Oakland urban farm to her father’s ramshackle cabin on a quest for connection that reveals who she is and where she came from.

The story starts in San Miguel de Allende in 1969, where Carpenter’s free-spirited parents meet and fall in love. Their whirlwind romance continues through Europe and ends on 180 acres beside Idaho’s Clearwater River. Carpenter and her sister are born into a free, roaming childhood but soon the harsh reality of living on the land—loneliness, backbreaking labor—tears the family apart. Carpenter’s mother packs the girls and heads for the straight life in Washington State while George remains on the ranch, tied to the land and his vision of freedom.

In Gone Feral, Carpenter, now a grown woman contemplating a family of her own, returns to Orofino to answer why her father chose this life of solitude. She quickly finds that George is not living the principled, romantic life she imagined, and the truth is more complicated than anything she might have imagined. As she comes to know the real George, Carpenter looks to her own life and comes to recognize her father’s legacy in their shared love of animals, of nature, and of the written word; their dangerous stubbornness and isolating independence.
 
Novella Carpenter is the author of the bestselling Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and is the coauthor of The Essential Urban Farmer. She lives and farms in Oakland, California, with her partner, Billy, and daughter, Frances.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781594204432
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 6/2014

Andy Hall - Denali's Howl

Denali’s Howl ($27.95) is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.

In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali—one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived.

Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an “arctic super blizzard,” with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today.

As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, it is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them—Hall’s father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?
 
Author Andy Hall, the former editor and publisher of Alaska Magazine, grew up in the shadow of Denali, the son of the park superintendent. He well remembers that terrible summer when he was five and met Joe Wilcox. Hall has devoted seven years to tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications surrounding the tragedy. 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780525954064
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Adult, 5/2014



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