Registration Deadline: May 31st, 2017
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 21st, 2017
Winner’s Announcement: October 16th, 2017
Award Ceremony & Book Signing: November 18th, 2017 at 5PM at the Miami Conservatory of Music Hall
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS for all the 2017 winners and finalists will be announced by the end of October 2017.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS for all the 2016 winners and finalists are on:
Dates: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The levels are the ones the winners and finalists were rewarded for last year.
Hours: 3:45 – 4:45PM: Elementary level
5:00 – 6:00PM: Middle School level
6:00 – 7:00PM: : High School level
Location: Miami Conservatory of Music
2911 grand avenue, Suite 400A (ground floor, next to the fountain of the Mayfair Promenade)
coconut grove, fl 33133 Directions and Parking
Author: LAURIE B. FRIEDMAN
Laurie Friedman is an author of many award-winning picture books, chapter book, and novels for children and Tweens. Laurie writes the popular Mallory McDonald chapter book series for 7-10 year olds. Published by Lerner Publishing Group, the series currently includes 20 titles. Laurie has a new journal format series for older readers entitled, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair. Laurie has also written many rhyming picture books.
Laurie Friedman says that growing up she always liked reading realistic fiction and still does. “It makes me feel better when I read about a character going through something similar to what I’m going through, and seeing how that character handles the situation.” As an author, nothing makes her happier than when she receives letters from fans telling her that they can really identify with her characters. Growing up, she always kept a journal and often writes about the things that happened to her when she was younger. She also likes to write about things that happened to her own children when they were the ages of her characters.
2016 Award Ceremony invitation (the 2017 Award Ceremony will be on Saturday, November 18 at 5PM at the Miami Conservatory of Music)