Current Activities of Jane Scoggins
ACTIVITIES FOR SPRING, 2003
- JANUARY 30: Jane reads "Hector's Escapades" to
third graders at North Oaks Elementary.
- FEBRUARY 4: Jane reads "The Third Seed" to second
graders at Hill Elementary.
ACTIVITIES FOR FALL, 2002
- Jane will visit a Girl Scout Troop in Manor, on November
ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER, 2002.
Jane will present two childrens' bookwriting conferences for
the University of Texas at Austin this summer
at the Thompson Conference Center.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS: WRITING
AND GETTING PUBLISHED
JUNE 12-13 AND JULY 17-18, 2002
THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE TWO-DAY CONFERENCES. Day 1(Wednesday) presents
"Writing for Children" and Day 2 (Thursday) presents "Getting
Published". Both days of the conference begin at 9:00 A.M. and conclude
at 4:00 P.M. The cost of the two day conference is $199.
For further information call (512)471-0647
or write: P.O. Box 7879, Austin,TX 78713-7879
To register by phone: Call the Registrar
at 512-471-3121 or 1-800-882-8784 and provide your VISA, MasterCard, Discover,
or American Express number and expiration date.
To Register by Mail: Send the completed
registration form with payment or an approved voucher to Registrar, Thompson
Conference Center, The University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Box 7879, Austin,TX
To Register on the Web: You may register
by credit card on the Thompson Conference Center Web site at http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc
By Fax: Send the completed registration
form with your credit card number and expiration date to 512-471-0647.
ACTIVITIES FOR SPRING, 2002.
Book signing at the Texas Library Association , April 25,26
at the Eakin Press booth.
- Jane presented a conference for aspiring childrens' book
writers for the Arlington,Texas SCBWI on April 27.
ACTIVITIES FOR FALL, 2001.
- AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY JUBILEE: Jane
has been invited to present an author program at the Austin History Center
as part of the Jubilee celebration, at the Austin History Center on November
4.The program will be targeted toward children in grades K-3.
- Austin Safe Place:
ACTIVITIES FOR SPRING/Summer,
BLESSING HOUSE, BASTROP:
JANE WILL READ AND PRESENT HER BOOKS AT THE BLESSING HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST
IN BASTROP ON JULY 14. Jane will read "The Adventures of Hector",
"The Journey of the Third Seed", and "Mother Tree" at 10:00,
12:00, and 2:00, respectively.
NORTHWEST AUSTIN NEWCOMER'S ASSOCIATION:
Jane will be discussing her friendship with Isamu Taniguchi, the designer
and builder of the Austin Oriental Garden in Zilker Park and reading her latest
children's book about the garden: "The Journey
of the Third Seed."
SAN ANTONIO BARNES AND NOBLE:
Jane will be reading and signing her new book "The
Journey of the Third Seed" at the newest B&N in SA on Saturday, August
25. For further information e-mail to CRM2055@bn.com
WIDOWED PERSONS SUPPORT GROUP
AT HYDE PARK BAPTIST CHURCH: Jane
will be speaking about her friendship with Isamu Taniguchi and reading "The
Journey of the Third Seed" on Sunday, August 5 at 4:30 P.M. Call 476-2585
SIGNINGS AT THE AUSTIN AREA GARDEN CENTER FOR JANE'S NEW BOOK "THE
JOURNEY OF THE THIRD SEED" . JANE WILL BE SIGNING AND PRESENTING
HER NEW BOOK ALONG WITH ITS COMPANION BOOK "THE STORY
OF MOTHER TREE" DURING THE CELEBRATION OF FLORARAMA
AT THE GARDEN CENTER IN ZILKER PARK: MARCH 31 (SATURDAY) AND APRIL 1(SUNDAY)
FROM NOON UNTIL 5 P.M. THERE WILL BE ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN IN THE CHILDREN'S
AREA, AND JANE WILL BE SIGNING HER BOOKS IN THE GIFT SHOP.***
TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION:
Jane will be signing her books at the TLA meeting in San Antonio on March 26
SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE BOOK FAIR.
JANE PRESENTED A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP AND SIGNED HER BOOKS HERE ON APRIL
A BOOK SIGNING AT THE NEW BOB BULLOCK
TEXAS HISTORY MUSEUM IS PLANNED FOR LATER THIS MONTH OR IN MAY
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: JANE
WILL READ ONE OF HER BOOKS AT WATERLOO PARK ON APRIL 22, FROM 2-2:30 P.M.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP. Jane will be presenting a workshop
for the Homestead Barnes & Noble store in Austin in April.
HOMESTEAD BARNES AND NOBLE:
JANE WILL PRESENT STORY TIME AT THE LAKELINE MALL BARNES AND NOBLE STORE ON
MAY 5, 2001 AT 11:00 A.M.
SUNSET VALLEY BARNES AND NOBLE:
Jane will be present at this Barnes and Noble store for a book signing on Saturday
June 2, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
WILL PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES ON THE SQUARE AT WIMBERLY BY PRESENTING AND SIGNING
HER BOOKS FROM NOON UNTIL 2:00 ON SATURDAY,JUNE 16..
TRAVIS PEAK (ON LAKE TRAVIS):
JANE AND TIM CROW'S "LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING FOR
CHILDREN AND GETTING YOUR STORIES PUBLISHED" WEEK-END
RETREAT FOR CHILDRENS' BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS WILL BE HELD AT
TIM CROW'S TRAVIS PEAK CABIN ON JUNE 8,9, AND 10, 2001.
2001 WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS AND AUSTIN PUBLIC
LIBRARY SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR YOUTH: Jane will
present "Right Brain Writing" at MILWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY
on June 12,19, and 26, from 2:00- 3:15 P.M. Class size will be limited in age
and number of participants. Call Milwood Librarian Nancy Tays for information:
LOOK FOR JANE'S READING AND SIGNING OF HECTOR'S ESCA[ADES AND HECTOR SAVES
THE MOON AT THE BOB BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY
GIRL SCOUT ACTIVITIES
****Jane will be presenting to Girl Scout Troop
#953 in Pflugerville on April 22, 2001 to assist the scouts in earning badges
in both writing and computing.***
***Jane visited Baghdad Elementary School on Monday,
February 12,2001 and Govalle Elementary School on Tuesday, February 13 to read
to classes there.
- A BOOK SIGNING FOR JANE'S NEW BOOK "THE
JOURNEY OF THE THIRD SEED" AT THE LA FRONTERA BARNES AND NOBLE
BOOKSTORE IN ROUND ROCK, TEXAS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2001 AT 1:00 P.M.
- "KIDS BLOOM BEST IN FAMILIES"
FESTIVAL AT THE LADY BIRD
JOHNSON NATIONAL WILDFLOWER CENTER; SATURDAY,OCTOBER 28, 2000; FROM
1-4 P.M. JANE WILL READ AND SIGN HER CHILDREN'S WILDFLOWER
BOOK ENTITLED "TEXAS IN BLOOM".
- Book Fairs at the following elementary
schools: Cedar Creek Elementary
School (Eanes); Purple Sage Elementary School (Round Rock).
- Author visits to the following schools:
Lake Travis Elementary (Oct.27); Cedar Creek Elementary (Nov.14); Isley School
(Dec.6); and Wooten Elementary (Nov.28).
April 13,2000(Thursday): Story Time National Library
Week at Connections in Austin
April 20,2000 (Thursday): Visiting
Langford Elementary School on behalf of Barnes and Noble
April 29,2000 (Saturday): Young Authors' Conference
at Kealing Jr. High ; 2 speaking sessions for the AISD to inspire young writers,
at 8:00 A.M. and at Noon.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF
May 5,6, 2000 (Friday,Saturday): "Raising
a Reader", a presentation for the Annual Literary Coalition, Lubbock, Texas
May 17,18 (Wednesday,Thursday):
Blockhouse Creek Elementary School (Author Visit and Reading)
ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF
June 13,14; 20,21. Jane will present her Conference
for Childrens' Bookwriters and Illustrators on these two weekends.
June 15: Jane will conduct Storytime at the Pflugerville
Community Library at 10:30 A.M.
June 26: Jane will speak
at the Austin Sunshine Camp from 10-12 Noon.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF
July 14: Jane will speak at the Association
of Texas Professional Educators' Meeting in Austin at the Rennaisance Hotel
on July 14 AT 1 P.M. The topic will be "Creating a Positive Environment
for Children". For information please call Rudy Cordova at (512)467-0071.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF
March 1,2000 (Wednesday): "Inspiring Young
Writers" at Sanchez Elementary School.
March 2,2000 (Thursday): "Career
Days" at Barton Elementary School
March 4,2000 (Saturday): Reading and Demonstration
of "Never,Ever Shake a Baby" at Barnes and Noble in the Arboretum
March 31: "Positive Environment
in the Classroom"; two sessions for the Meeting of the Association of Texas
Professional Educators, Corpus Christi
Jane will have a signing for her new book with Gayle Waldrip on
December 4, 1999, in Burnet,Texas. Jane and Gayle both grew up in Burnet, so
this will be a kind of homecoming for them. The time is yet to be determined,
but the signing will be at the gift shop, where the new book, "Texas in
Bloom", is already available. It is a unique wildflower book for children
and, among other things, has 20 beautiful, full color photographs of Texas wildflowers.
ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS
Jane will present a talk at the Year 2000 Convention of
the ATPE in Corpus Christi on Friday, March 31, 2000 on "Respectful
Problem Solving for a Positive Climate". For more information, please
see www.atpe.org or contact: Rudy Cordova, Jr., Professional Development Coordinator,
Association of Texas Professional Educators, 305 Huntland Dr., Suite 300, Austin,
TX 78757-3792; Telephone (512)467-0071; Fax (512)467-2203; e-mail:email@example.com
EPISCOPAL LIBRARY CONFERENCE.
Jane will be autographing her books at the Episcopal Library
Conference on Friday, October 22, from 10-12 noon.
Jane has received an invitation to participate in the
French Legation's program "Texas Christian Traditions"
Jane will be presenting and signing her books at the celebration
on December 5, from 12-5 p.m. at the French Legation (I 35 at 7th St, NE corner
of I35, in rear).
Child Development Seminar at Hyde Park Pre-School
Jane will present a Child Development seminar on Thursday, November 18, at 7:00
p.m. at the Hyde Park Baptist Church.
Jane has been selected Author of the Month for the month of July by Barnes and Noble in Austin
BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK SIGNING FOR HECTOR
Jane will be at the Barnes and Noble Store in Westlake on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. to read and sign her latest Hector book, "Hector Saves the Moon", as well as her other books, including "Hector's Escapades", her first in the Hector series.
BARNES AND NOBLE SIGNING FOR "NEVER,EVER SHAKE A BABY"
JANE WILL BE AT THE BARNES AND NOBLE ARBORETUM STORE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1999 TO READ AND SIGN HER NEW BOOK "NEVER,EVER SHAKE A BABY", for "ANY BABY CAN"
NEW BOOK FAIR SITE
Jane has a new Children's Book Fair Site at which you can examine and purchase any of her books
NATIONAL BOOK WEEK
As a part of the celebration of Naitonal Book Week, Jane will present a story hour at the Ralph W. Yarborough Public Library on November 18,1999 at 11:00 a.m. Jane will also provide an opportunity to make bat finger puppets.
Jane will speak at the January meeting of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators on January 8,2000 at 1:30-3:30 P.M. on TIPS ON CHILDREN'S WRITING,READING, AND CRITIQUE. Please call 251-6404 for information.
BOOK READING FOR "NEVER,EVER SHAKE A BABY"
Jane will be reading her new book entitled "Never,Ever Shake a Baby" at the wooldridge School on September 1, 1999. KXAN will cover the reading.
SHINER LIBRARY SYSTEM TALK
Jane will give an "Author Talk" at the Shiner Library in Shiner,Texas on Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.
BARNES AND NOBLE-WESTLAKE STORY TIME
Jane will provide a story time at B&N Westlake on Saturday, July 17,1999, at 11:00 a.m.
HECTOR BURIED IN TIME CAPSULE
A copy of "Hector's Escapades: The Fiorst Night Out" was buried in a time capsule at Taylor elementary School. He is to be retrieved in 25 years.
BARNES AND NOBLE-LUBBOCK BOOK FESTIVAL
Barnes and Noble and the Lubbock Area Coalition for Literary Growth will present the 3rd Annual "Raising a Reader" Book Festival on May 5 and 6, 2000. Jane will visit Lubbock area schools on Friday, May 5, attend the gala that evening, and have a Reading and Booksigning on Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 - 4:00 P.M.For further information, please call Ann Boggs, Community Relations Coordinator at (806)798-8854.
INTERVIEW ON FOX TV
Jane will be interviewed on Fox TV on Wednesday, May 19, for the evening news. The interview focuses on Jane's new book for Any Baby Can on the shaking baby syndrome.
Texas Writers' Month
Jane was invited to participate in the celebration of Texas Writers' Month by Barnes and Noble and GSD&M Idea City on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, from 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Austin Writers Day
Jane will be part of the autographing panel for Austin Writers Day at Toad Hall Bookstore, in the 26 Doors Courtyard, at 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8.
RISING STAR WRITING PROGRAM
On Monday, May 24,1999, Jane will speak at the Steiner Ranch Elementary School as part of the Rising Star Writing Program.
Bat Party at Barnes and Noble-Waco
Jane will read and sign her Hector books, including the new "Hector Saves the Moon" at Barnes and Noble in Waco, Texas on Friday evening, June 4, from 7-8:30.Jane will present an entertaining talk about the bats and will read her latest Hector book to the children. Refreshments will be served and bat puppet construction will be offered.
Barnes and Noble Book Signing and Event
- WHEN:June 5, 1999, from 1-2 P.M.
- WHERE: Barnes and Noble in Arlington,Texas
- For INFORMATION: Call Thom Anderson at (817)277-5184.
- WHAT: Jane will read and discuss her "Hector" series of books about the Austin bats, and also her "Story of Mother Tree", about the Japanese garden in Austin. For associated events and activities, please call Thom Anderson.
NATIONAL BOOK WEEK
Jane will be bringing story time at the Austin Public Library, Ralph Yarborough branch, during National Book Week, Nov. 15-20, 1999. For information call 454-7208.
Young Authors' Day
Jane will be talking with the kids about writing and will be signing her books at "Young Authors' Day" on Saturday, May 8,1999 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Austin High School.
Lecture at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Jane will present a lecture entitled "Pizza Writing Tips" for the SCBWI on July 10th, 1999 from 2:00-3:30. For further information, please e-mail Meridith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Lecture at Cook Elementary
Jane addressed the Cook Elementary School Faculty on "The Writing Process on April 16, 1999.
WRITES OF SPRING LECTURE SERIES
Jane was invited to present a Lecture in the Lecture Series "Writes of Spring", sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts:
- Place: The Writers' Garrett in Dallas , Texas.
- Time: March 13, 1999 at 12:30 -2:30 P.M.
- Cost: $35 for Non-Members or $25 for Members
- For Information: Call (214)828-1715
BARNES AND NOBLE STORY BOOK EVENT
JANE'S INTERVIEW ON C-SPAN
Jane was invited to appear for an interview on C-SPAN later this month(January 23 and 24, 1999).
BOOK SIGNING FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS
Jane signed her books at the meeting of the
Association of Professional Teachers in Austin at the Convention Center on March 26, 1999 from 11:00-3:30 p.m.
YOUNG AUTHORS' CONFERENCE APPEARANCE AND BOOKSIGNING
Jane was at the Barton Hills Elementary School on March 25, from 9:00-11:00 A.M. to speak to young authors and to sign her books.
The Austin Pyrowriters Group met on February 28 at the Public Library for reading and critique.
BOOK SIGNING AT THE FRENCH LEGATION
Jane was at the French Legation on Sunday, December 6, 1998 from 12-5 P.M. to sign her books. For more information, please call (512)472-8180.
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL: FEATURED AUTHOR
JANE WILL BE AN INVITED FEATURED AUTHOR AT THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL ON NOVEMBER 13-15, 1998
Jane participated in a panel discussion in the Capitol at 2:30 on Saturday. On Sunday at 2:30 she read "Hector's Escapades" in the Childrens' Tent on the Capitol grounds.During the book festival,she also was at the Eakin Press booth to sign for Hector, at the Pyrowriters' booth to sign for "Come to the Gathering", and at the booth of the Austin Society for Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators to sign for "The Story of Mother Tree" and "Rights for Children" posters.
JANE'S SCHEDULE FOR THE FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 14
- PyroWriters' Booth:9-noon
- Austin Writers' League Booth:Noon-1:00 P.M.
- Ffeatured Author Panel:Texas Capitol:2:00-2:45 P.M.
- Book Signing in the Childrens' Tent:3:00 - 4:00 P.M.
- PyroWriters' Booth: 4:00-5:00 P.M.
Sunday, November 15
- Eakin Press Booth:11:00-1:00
- Childrens' Tent: 1:45-2:30
- Eakin Press Booth: 4:00-5:00
- Also, Guest Visits to the Barnes and Noble Booth and Society of Childrens' Book Writers Booth
DEDICATION OF THE MOTHER TREE AT THE TANIGUCHI ORIENTAL GARDEN
JANE READ AND AUTOGRAPHED THE STORY OF MOTHER TREE AT THE UNVEILING OF THE MARKER FOR THE MOTHER TREE IN THE TANIGUCHI ORIENTAL GARDEN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT 3:00 PM. AT THIS CERMEMONY ALSO, THE NEW STONE GATE OF THE GARDEN WAS DEDICATED AND THE IKEBANA SOCIETY SERVED TEA AT THE BAMBOO TEA HOUSE.
GRAND OPENING FOR "COME TO THE GATHERING"
YOU ARE INVITED TO A BOOK SIGNING AND CELEBRATION OF THE PUBLICATION OF "COME TO THE GATHERING", A COLLECTION OF CHILDREN'S STORIES, POEMS, CROSSWORD PUZZLES AND ART BY THE PYROWRITERS GROUP ON OCTOBER 4, 1998, FROM 2-5 P.P.M. AT MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6100 BERKMAN DRIVE, AUSTIN.
NATIONAL BOOK WEEK ACTIVITIES
Jane will present readings at several public libraries in conjunction with National Book Week. The following venues are scheduled at present:
- The Austin Public Library: Old Quarry Library:November 18
- Austin Public Library: Downtown and also North Loop:November 19
- The Seguin Public Library: November 4, 10:30 (Hector's Escapades)
- Austin Writers' League and the Austin Museum of Art: "Art Inspires Writing" Project: November 23-December 8.
- Casis Elementary School: Reading November 9, 9-Noon; Signing,
November 17, 6-7 P.M.
- McDade Elementary: Book Fair: October 30, 9-Noon.
- Jane will present two Child Development Seminars at Howard Payne University at Brownwood on October 3, 1998 (morning). The talks will be entitled "Re-thinking the Way Children Learn--Mind, Body, and Emotion" and "Creative Art Only, Please".
- Jane will read Hector to the Kindergarten and First Grades at the Steiner Ranch Elementary School on the morning of October 8.
- Jane will speak to elementary teachers at the Barnes and Noble/Arboretum on October 8 on using picture books in the classroom.
- On October 21, Jane will read Hector at the Northwest Elementary School in Pflugerville.
- On December 1, Jane will read and sign Hector at the Eanes Elementary School Book Fair.
- On December 2 and 3, Jane will read and sign Hector at the Forest Trail Elementary School Book Fair.
- 'Bat' To School Party and Book Signing for "Hector's Escapades" at the Barnes and Noble Store in Westlake: 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 28, 1998.
- Book Signing and Garden Party for "The Story of Mother Tree" at Barnes and Noble (Arboretum) on September 5, 1998. Will include a guest speaker from the Austin Garden Center.
- Jane will present an invited Writing Seminar for the SCBWI (Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators) on Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. at the Old Quarry Library in Northwest Austin.
- Child Development Seminar at the University Presbyterian School: "Room Arrangements/Learning Centers" and "Problem Solving".
- Child Development Seminar at the Hand in Hand School: "Developmental Record Keeping" and "Preparing and Conducting Parent Conferences".
- Child Development Seminar at the Butterfly Christian School: "Block and Dramatic Play".
- "Writing for Children" Conference, Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas, September, 1998.
- Texas Book Festival, November, 1998. The author will sign "Hector's Escapades" at the Eakin Press booth and will present "The Story of Mother Tree" and "Rights for Children" at the Book Publishers of Texas Booth.
Bat Party and Book Signing for "Hector's Escapades" at Barnes and Noble (Arboretum), June 19,1998, 7 P.M.
- Book Signing for "Hector" at Toad Hall Children's Book Store, in conjunction with Austin Children's Book Writers Meeting, June 27.
Texas Book Festival:Mother Tree and Rights for Children Exhibit
Jane exhibited and signed her latest book "The Mother Tree" at the Texas Book Festival held at the Capitol in Austin on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 1997. The new book was exhibited, by invitation, at the Book Publishers of Texas booth and was received extremely warmly. It tells Isamu Taniguchi's uniquely touching story about how he was inspired to build the Oriental Garden in Austin and present it to the people of Austin. It is a full color book with lovely illustrations. The Rights for Children Posters , in both English and Spanish language versions, were also presented and were very popular with school librarians, teachers, and parents.The author was also selected to be interviewed on KXAN-TV in the Governor's Mansion as the children's book author representative during the Texas Book Festival.
Toad Hall Book Signing
Jane signed "The Story of Mother Tree" at Toad Hall Children's Book Store on Saturday, December 6, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Other Recent Activities
Book Signings for "Hector's Escapades"
- Jane was at the Congress Avenue Booksellers on May 21, from noon until 1:00 to sign for Hector and to celebrate Texas Writers Month.
- Barnes and Noble at the Arboretum sponsored a "Bat Party" and book signing on June 19 at 7:00 P.M. Jane was present to sign for "Hector".
- Toad Hall Books Store held a Book Festival on June 27 at 1:00. Jane was present to sign for Hector,The Story of Mother Tree, and Rights for Children Posters.
Conferences for Children's Book Writers
Jane will present writer's conferences at the University of Texas at Austin(February 7 and 8 and 21,22) and at the University of Texas at Arlington(March 27,28 and April 3,4).A two day writer's conference is also scheduled for Texas Women's University, tentatively in August or September of 1998.
Story Times and Book Fairs.
Jane recently presented story times at Eanes and Barton Creek Elementary Schools. She also participated in the book fairs at these schools.She will be an invited author at the AISD Young Authors' Conference at Campbell Elementary School on May 2. She will also speak at the P.F.Stewart Elementary School in San Antonio on May 15.
BARNES AND NOBLE-WESTLAKE STORE BOOK SIGNING:.
Jane will present a story time and sign her book "The Story of Mother Tree" at the Westlake Barnes and Noble at 11:00 a.m.on Saturday, February 14, 1998.
Barnes and Noble-Arlington Book Signing:
Jane will give a lecture and sign her book "The Story of Mother Tree" at the Barnes and Noble store in Arlington,TX from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 26,1998.
The April and May, 1998 Pyrowriters' Meetings
At the April 18 meeting, which took place at Jane's home, the PyroWriters agreed on co-publishing a story book collection including songs, puzzles, and games, as well as poems and stories . The next meeting has been scheduled for May 17, at noon. Final details for the publication will be decided upon at that meeting.
The December meeting of the Pyrowriters convened at the Brick Oven Restaurant on Red River in Austin. Members read new stories for applause and helpful input.The next meeting is scheduled for February 15 at 2:00 P.M. at a venue to be determined. Call Evelyn Allen at 453-5324 for information.
BACK TO SCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR.Jane was invited to provide a back to school seminar for the faculty of Hyde Park Child Development Center on Monday, August 11. The seminar topics included the following:
- Getting ready
- Staying centered
- Overcoming burn-out
- Relationships with children, parents, and co-workers
TEXAS BAPTIST WEEKDAY MINISTRIES CONFERENCE:There will be a Rights for Children Exhibition at the Texas Baptist Conference on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, on October 18, 1997.
PYROWRITERS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS:The writers' support group from Jane's previous conferences met at Jane's home at 5808 Westmont Drive on August 2, 1997. Activities included swimming and reading ,as well as a demonstration of "Paint Brush" and a Puppet Show from original stories.
THE SEPTEMBER PYROWRITERS MEETING:The group met on Speptember 4 at Water House. Donna Hoffman presented a demonstration on how to access materials and equipment from Women in Electronic Media. Arrangements are being made to host each writer reading her work on Co-op Radio. Also in progress are plans to help Pyrowriters produce an audio cassette of stories for children, with each author reading her own work.
NEXT MEETING OF THE PYROWRITERS: Scheduled for December 6. Please inquire for further information.
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