Children's Book Writers' Critique Group Registration

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Next Class is Tuesday, October 11, 2022!
5:00pm• $40 per session
Books Inc. Laurel Village • Hosted by Summer Dawn Laurie

Bring 6 copies of your picturebook manuscript or up to 10 pages of your middle grade/YA novel.  Classes are limited to 6 participants.  Classes with less than 3 participants will be cancelled with a full refund or be transferred to the next open class.   48-hour minimum advance sign-up required.  No-shows and cancellations less than 24 hours will not receive a refund.

Feedback from the Class
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the process of giving and receiving feedback at yesterday’s critique group. It was my first time participating and I was very nervous, but you immediately made me feel comfortable.  The feedback I received was invaluable. It really made me think about my premise in a way I hadn’t thought of before. I’m excited about my revisions. Thank You!!
~Donna M

“What a lovely group of people and great stories! It was just the right amount of reading/time and focus (I've attended some sessions where so many people read, it can be a little overwhelming as you have to adapt to each voice/tone of the stories.) Tonight was perfect! Thanks so much for making this happen so constructively and creatively.”
~Laetitia W.

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summer laurie photoSummer Dawn Laurie set her sights on the world of children’s book publishing in 1997 and has never looked back. She started down this path at Chronicle Books for Children, working in both the marketing and editorial departments. In 2000 she crossed the bay to join Tricycle Press, the children's imprint of Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California. As Senior Editor, Summer worked on over 50 published books across varied genres—picturebooks, board books, novels, activity books, fiction and non-fiction for young people up to age 12. After seven years she took yet another fork in the road and is now an independent editor, working to strengthen each word her clients write and helping guide them through the often labyrinthine route to publication. Summer is also a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc. where she has started the Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls aged 9-12 years old and their moms. And just for fun, Summer produces the children’s and teen programming for the annual Litquake literary festival and sits on the board of the NCIBA where she chairs the Northern California Children's Booksellers' Alliance.