Writing Workshop for Kids with Rebecca Siegel

Join us for a writing workshop exclusively for kids!

3…2…1… Blast off into nonfiction!

Join author Rebecca Siegel for an hour-long presentation on what she calls the world’s coolest genre: nonfiction.  After a brief introduction to what exactly nonfiction is (and what it’s not—looking at you, historical fiction!), she’ll dive into how kids can transform a stale research paper or boring book report into the adventure of a lifetime.  She’ll also cover the following:

-finding fascinating angles on any topic

-how to research like a pro

-strategies for writing efficiently and with passion

-enjoying the process

This is recommended for ages 8+. You will need paper and a writing utensil. 

This is a free workshop but attendees are encouraged to purchase a copy of To Fly Among the Stars. Everyone who purchases a copy of the book and attends the workshop will be entered to win a summer reading prize from Bookmarks. To register, email info@bookmarksnc.org

Rebecca Siegel has a masters degree in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago. She has worked in children’s publishing for over a decade, editing and writing books for school library publishers. Rebecca lives just outside of Chicago with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing about extraordinary people, she loves to do yoga, hike, and cook.

A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.

In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women -- accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors -- were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars.

With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for space flight all the way to Washington, DC.

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Event date: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 2:00pm
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To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338290158
Availability: Order Processes in 1-5 Days Depending on Store Stock
Published: Scholastic Focus - March 3rd, 2020

A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.