By Sallie Wolf
Food For Thought has been simmering on the back stove. Sure enough, two great ideas have emerged, suggested by fellow SCBWI members.
Sheila Glazov ( http://www.sheilaglazov.com/) has suggested a Food For Thought program focusing on supplemental materials for already (or soon to be published) books—teacher’s guides and other supplemental materials. If you have experience creating teacher’s guides and other support material, and would like to contribute to this FFT program, to be scheduled in the late fall or early winter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another cool idea comes from Carmela Martino (http://www.carmelamartino.com/), inspired by Patricia Hruby Powell ( http://www.talesforallages.com/). In this program we will discuss ways to help schools and libraries fund author visits by writing grants. If anyone has experience with grant writing and/or helping schools find funding for author visits, again, please email email@example.com. Because of a packed fall schedule, this FFT program will be scheduled for winter of 2013.
Send your ideas for Food For Thought, occasional programming to support published SCBWI members, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sallie Wolf is a full-time artist and writer living in Oak Park. She is an avid journal/sketchbook keeper, which led to the creation of The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder’s Journal (Charlesbridge, 2010). Sallie is the author of Truck Stuck (Charlesbridge, 2008) and Peter’s Trucks (Albert Whitman, 1992). To learn more about her art, including the ongoing Moon Project, and her writing, visit her website at http://www.salliewolf.com/.