Writing Magic: A Writing Workshop and Presentation with Gail Carson Levine


As part of our 100-year anniversary speaker series, the St. Clair County Library System is proud to present Writing Magic: A Writing Workshop and Presentation with Gail Carson Levine. This is a free, ticketed event which will occur on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at the Blue Water Convention Center from 5:30-9:30 pm.  Doors will open at 5 for general admission.

 

Gail Carson Levine is a New York writer of children's and young adult novels. Before an editor picked up her book, Ella Enchanted, a Newberry Honor book, Levine had received nine years of rejection letters. The success of Ella Enchanted enabled Levine to retire from her job in government to pursue a full-time writing career. Throughout her career Levine has led many writing workshops for children where she teaches them a number of writing exercises. These classes led to the development of her non-fiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly, a book for children about writing. On Thursday, October 26th, Levine will be sharing her love of reading, and her passion to encourage children to write, in a workshop at the Blue Water Convention Center, at 5:30 p.m., with a general presentation at 6:30, followed by a book signing. Books will be available on-site to purchase courtesy of the Fort Gratiot Barnes and Noble store. 

 

Free tickets for the Gail Carson Levine event may be obtained by clicking here and printing them out.  Tickets will also be available at your nearest St. Clair County Library System branch.  

 

Reviews for Ella Enchanted:

 

"A winning combination of memorable characters and an alluring fantasy realm,"  - Publishers Weekly

 

“As finely designed as a tapestry, with a heroine so spirited that she wins readers’ hearts.”  - ALA Booklist

 

“A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale.” - School Library Journal

 

"Gail Carson Levine's examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original. Ella is bound by obedience against her will, and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve. Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect; in fact, it is she who ultimately rescues him. Ella Enchanted has won many well-deserved awards, including a Newbery Honor." - Emilie Coulter Reader Review

 

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