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Write Life Zooms: Writing for Children – Session Three of Four: Writing for Inclusion and Diversity
May 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
Patti Tomarelli will share what she has learned about getting ideas on paper and shaping them into stories for the young, exploring the influence that picture books have as powerful and entertaining educational tools, touching on the simple and profound truths these books can deliver, and how picture books reinforce the development of the spiritual nature of children.
This workshop will inspire participants to learn to value and tell their own stories, and encourage them to bring their creative projects to fruition.
Saturday, May 15, 2021:
1–3 pm Pacific; 2–4 Mountain; 3–5 pm; Central; 4–6 pm Eastern
Presenter: Patti Tomarelli
Patti Tomarelli lives in Boston with a whoodle, two grandchildren and their parents—a noisy, intergenerational, intercultural home. Her deep interest in the spiritual lives of children is reflected in her picture books Maggie Celebrates Ayyam-i-Ha, Are You Happy? and “Something Important,” and her current work as a lead writer on the Cozy Corner Project. Patti is a co-founder and organizer of “Spirit of Children,” an annual conference for creators of material that focuses on the spiritual and/or social emotional development of children. For over 20 years Patti has co-presented a picture book workshop that explores the various values that children’s literature delivers to children and their families. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a student of Storyteller Academy.