By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

Picture Book Salon has a new home!

by admin on December 8, 2015

DRUM ROLL PLEASE….

In 2016 we will be meeting on *FIRST-MONDAYS* in room 203, the large classroom on the second floor of Open Book, across from the Loft offices.

Many of you know that we’ve outgrown the book club room, with salons drawing 30-40 writers and artists, and we’ve been roving all over the building from month to month. But no longer! Thanks to The Loft Literary Center and Open Book, we will be comfortably accommodated in 203 beginning on February 1, 2016. The location change necessitated a change of dates, so please note that we’ll meet on MONDAYS instead of Wednesdays in the new year. Thank you! Please share widely!

February 1st, 2016 (7-8:30pm) DARK PICTURE BOOKS with Phyllis Root and Kari Pearson
March 7th, 2016 (7-8:30pm) DEMYSTIFYING SELF-PUBLISHING with Joel Barkley.
and April 4th, 2016… special guest I can’t reveal yet!

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RHODA’S ROCK HUNT wins a NEMBA!

May 28, 2015

I had the pleasure of accepting a Northeast Minnesota Book Award for Rhoda’s Rock Hunt last week in Duluth.  You can see all the winners here!

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Lyrical Picture Book starts May 26th!

May 18, 2015

Please join me for an 8-week distance learning course exploring the language of picture books!  You’ll receive PDF packets weekly in your email inbox covering topics from meter to rhyme to figurative language.  The class also includes one manuscript critique and submissions/publishing process information.  If you’re interested in amping up the read-aloud potential of your [...]

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HoverDraft Reading March 28th

March 17, 2015

Join me at Addendum for a reading of works-in-progress!  I’m presenting alongside Sarah Warren, Peter Pearson, and Jennifer Bell in this exciting new reading series, curated and hosted by Stephanie Watson. Saturday, March 28th, 7pm, at Addendum in St. Paul.  Details here!

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RHODA’S ROCK HUNT launched!

October 20, 2014

I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to everybody who helped me launch my new picture book this month.  The book has been met with such wonderful enthusiasm, and I’ve heard dozens of stories from excited parents and grandparents and teachers about kids who hike and camp and collect bits of nature and [...]

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