LitFest: Inventing a Picture Book with author Tracy Marchini

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Program Description

Event Description

Inventing A Picture Book: How I Used the Stages of Invention to Write Princesses Can Fix It! takes the viewer behind-the-scenes in the picture book process! Appropriate for both child readers and adults curious about how picture books are made, this presentation will talk about the writing, revising, illustration and production process with a STEAM twist!

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Tracy Marchini is a Literary Agent and children's author. Her picture book debut Chicken Wants A Nap (Creative Editions) was called “A surprising gem” in a starred Kirkus review and was nominated for the 2019 Bridge to Reading Picture Book Awards. Her sophomore picture book, Princesses Can Fix It! was praised by Kirkus as "A fix for tired gender roles." (Page Street Kids, May 2021). She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College and a BA in English, concentration in Rhetoric from Binghamton University, and as an author has won grants from the Highlights Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and La Muse Writer’s Retreat in Southern France.


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