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Friday, January 22 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Real Characters: Three Children’s Book Authors (Who Are Real Characters Themselves) Share How They Craft Prose

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Varied experiences of three energetic fiction writers—Varian Johnson, Linda Urban, and Jeff Anderson—will be shared in this practical, interactive workshop. Hear about their idiosyncratic writing process approaches to crafting tone, characters, and more. Marinate in revision, inspiration, and author’s purpose with real-world writing processes. Ask questions and leave with something you can do in your classroom next week. 

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Jeff Anderson

Jeff, a full-time staff developer and writer, shares strategies from his books Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, andRevision Decisions with teachers around the United States and beyond. Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth is his first... Read More →
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Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of four novels, including The Great Greene Heist, an ALA Notable Children’s Book Selection, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star Reading List selection. His novels for older readers include Saving Maddie and... Read More →

Linda Urban

Linda Urban is an award-winning author of novels and picture books for children. Her latest novel, Milo Speck, Accidental Agent was published in September by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Earlier work includes the middle-grade novels A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Hound Dog True, and The... Read More →

Friday January 22, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am CST
Ballroom A-Atrium Level (Lobby)