Writing and Publishing Children’s Books

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Cocktail hour: 6-7 pm;  Panel discussion: 7-8 pm

at the Cliff Dwellers Club 200 S. Michigan Ave. 22ndfloor penthouse­—with a great view of Millennium Park!

Free, open to the public; Free appetizers, cash bar.


EstherHershenhorn,  Moderator,  S is for Story

Author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn admits that S is for Storyis the book she wishes she’d owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago’s Graham School’s Writer’s Studio and at the Newberry Library.

Claudia Guadalupe-MartinezNot a Bean

“Martinez reveals the hidden secrets of the legendary Mexican jumping bean in her picture-book debut. Much like the seed pod’s concealed cargo, this informational picture book packs plenty of facts and learning into a thoroughly entertaining package. Engaging and fun, as all learning should be.” — Kirkus Reviews

Patrick Mc Briarty,  Drawbridges Open and Close

“As a kid, I always loved books that explained a concept I didn’t fully grasp when I first saw it. Drawbridgesis one of those books…a great book for those who want to understand the world they encounter.” — Michael Higdon, Retail Manager at the National Building Museum

EileenMeyer, TheSuperlative A. Lincoln: Poems about our 16th President

“These 19 poems demythologize A. Lincoln. An excellent use of language and recognizable rhyme schemes make this title a wonderful teaching tool for the classroom. VERDICT: A good example of how poetry can also inform. Highly recommended for elementary schools and public libraries.” — School Library Journal

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For more information, contact Greg Borzo: (312) 636-8968; gborzo@comcast.net