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We Are All Mysterious: A Look at Suspense for Readers of All Ages with Katherine Ayres

Date(s) - 03/06/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us for our 2020-2021 SCBWI WWA March Professional Series meeting. This meeting (and all our professional series meetings this season) is FREE, and will be hosted via Zoom.


Keynote: We Are All Mysterious:  A Look at Suspense for Readers of All Ages with Katherine Ayres

What makes for good suspenseful writing? A close-up look at how to envision and then construct mysterious manuscripts for young children, young readers, young adults.  This presentation focuses on techniques for creating dark and stormy narratives for older kids, surprising and humorous ones for younger ones.  Together we will un-puzzle one of the more puzzling fictional genres.  



Katherine Ayres is a lifelong teacher, working with all ages from toddlers to graduate students. She has published eleven books–three picture books, seven novels (including three mysteries) for children and teens, and one book of essays for adults. She lives and works in Pittsburgh PA and Stockbridge MA.

This FREE virtual event will be presented via Zoom Saturday, March 6, at 10:00 AM Pacific. Registration is required. Note that registration closes midnight, Thursday, March 4, or once we reach capacity. Register now to reserve your spot! If you are an SCBWI member, please log in to your SCBWI account to register.

All confirmed registrants will receive an email containing the event’s access information on Friday, March 5.