SCBWI Tucson Informal Networking Get-Together, Saturday, July 25

SCBWI AZ Informal Networking Get-Together Tucson, Marana, Casa Grande,
Oro Valley, Green Valley, and Surrounding Communities

Saturday , July 25, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Martha Cooper Branch Library
1377 N. Catalina Ave
Tucson, AZ 85712
For Writers and Illustrators

Focus: Hot Tips for Keeping Cool - For Writers and Illustrators

RSVP to:
Allison Fraclose - afraclose at yahoo dot com

Hope to see you locals there!

Greater Tucson Area Informal Networking Get-Together--May 9

Two SCBWI AZ Informal Networking Get-Togethers for Tucson, Marana, Oro
Valley, Green Valley, Vail, Benson, Sahuarita, Casa Grande, and all
Surrounding Communities.

One for writers and one for illustrators.
Same place, same day, same time.

Saturday May 9, 2009
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Black Rose Caffe
1800 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705

THE CHAT THEME FOR MAY IS: Making time and sustaining one's energy to
write and illustrate while surviving challenging times. Bring your
hankies and rose colored glasses.

SCBWI AZ Get-Togethers are a benefit of membership. Please remember to
bring your membership card with you. Nonmembers may attend one
Get-Together but nonmembers must become a member to attend regularly.

Writers - Please RSVP to Allison Fraclose at afraclose at yahoo dot
com.or Michelle Parker-Rock at Regional

Illustrators - Please RSVP to Michelle Parker-Rock at or
Susan Simon at

The Black Rose Caffe is located on Stone Avenue, between Grant and
Speedway on the east side of the road, directly across from the Wildcat
House and next to the Bum Steer restaurant. The caffe is in the
northwest corner of a three story apartment building, closest to the Bum

Please see
the following map
that shows the location circled in red.

Additional parking for the caffe is available in the side street on the
south(opposite) side of the building. If you are traveling from I-10,
please remember that, to access Grant or Speedway, you must exit the
highwayat either Prince Road from the north or 29th Street from the
south. You must then take the frontage road until you reach Grant or

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I can't believe I almost forgot to post this here, and myself the new Meet-up Facilitator and all:

The SCBWI AZ Greater Tucson Area Informal Networking Get-Together
(Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Vail, Benson, Sahuarita, Casa Grande, and all Surrounding Communities)

Saturday, December 6, 2008
Martha Cooper Branch Library
Meeting Room B
1377 N. Catalina Avenue
Tucson, AZ

Topic: Troubleshooting What Ails Your Work and Setting Goals to Fix Them In the New Year

The Martha Cooper Branch Library is located two blocks
north of Speedway Blvd, just east of Columbus Blvd.
Please see the following map that shows the location
circled in red:

Catalina Ave. can be accessed from Speedway, or by
taking E. Bellevue St. from Alvernon or Swan to go north
on Catalina. The library is at the SW corner of
Fairmont and Catalina.

The meeting room is located just outside of the main
entrance, across the walkway. Old and new members are
encouraged to attend.

Please RSVP to Allison Fraclose at afraclose at yahoo
dot com.

Hope to see you guys there!
  • azang

Arizona illustrator and writer blog syndications

Tanya Bauerle is, for those of you that haven't met her yet, a very sweet illustrator in our AZ region. She just started a blog and I've syndicated it over to LJ; tanjabauerle

Also, this is Gail Maki Wilson's LJ syndication; gailmakiwilson Gail is also an illustrator in our region.

And Janette Rallison is a writer in our region; janette_r_blog

The last two you may already have, but I thought I would include them in case you don't.
  • azang

It's a Pizza Party!

What: Pizza party at my house.
When: On Friday, May 16th starting at four...although pizza may not be ready until five. Going until the last person leaves.
Why: This is the night before the SCBWI-AZ conference and we have friends coming up from Tucson and I thought it might be nice to get together that evening.
RSVP: I would just like a headcount. You can reply to this post or email me at writer at
I hope you can make it!
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SCBWI Arizona Editor's Day

SCBWI Arizona is hosting Editor’s Day on May 17th in Scottsdale. Details here. I've already sent in my registration and booked my hotel room.

On hand, and giving hands on advice will be:

Regina Griffin, Egmont USA Executive Editor
Kat Kopit, Roaring Brook Press Associate Editor
Alexandra Penfold, Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman Books Associate Editor
Laurent Linn, Simon & Schuster Art Director
Jaime Weiss Chilton, Andrea Brown Literary Agency Associate Agent

While she was at Holiday House, Regina Griffin edited my three middle grade novels: Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind, The Bean King's Daughter, and If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast.

I am looking forward to seeing her again!

Best wishes,
Jennifer J.
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  • janni

SCBWI Tucson Networking Get Together

Friday, March 7, 2008
5:30 -7:00 PM
Grant and Campbell
Tuscon, Arizona
Please RSVP to

My understanding is the event is open to both SCBWI members and nonmembers.

I know there are get togethers planned in the rest of the state, too, but I don't have the details--but if you're interested, I'd email the address above for more info!
  • janni

Writing for children class in Tucson

Marge Pellegrino is teaching Writing for Children at Pima's East Campus. She's an excellent instructor--I'd highly recommend her course to anyone looking for a class on writing for children!

Here are there details Marge sent about the class:

>There's an eight week writing for children's workshop @ writing Pima East in
>Spring. -- It' my third semester teaching it, and it's received solid
>reviews. Last semester a student who workshopped ended up with an agent
>shopping the book...
>If you know anyone who might be interested -- it's a two-credit class. Guest
>speakers include Juanita Havill, Jennifer Stewart and Janni Simner.
>Here's what someone would need to register on-line:
>Wrt 298T1 23001 Sat 9:00 - 12:30
>Starting March 24, ending May 18th
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  • janni

SCBWI Tucson Meet and Greet

(Of possible interest to those of us in the southern part of the state!)

Come "Meet and Greet" in Tucson on Saturday, January 26, 2008.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
6230 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Store Phone For Directions:: (520) 748-9555

Join us for a Round Table Discussion that will focus on our reading and
writing resolutions for 2008. Bring your list to share. We will also make time to help you troubleshoot any manuscript problems you are struggling with, so bring those with you, too. And if you are looking for a critique partner, this is an opportunity to make some new contacts.

Free to all members.
$5.00 for nonmembers.

Please RSVP to Michelle Parker-Rock at _rascbwiaz@aol.com_
( by Wednesday, January 23rd.