Registration Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 19th, 2019 (midnight)
Winner’s Announcement: October 31st, 2019 on the Winners page of this website
Award Ceremony & Book Signing: December, TBA at the Miami Conservatory of Music Hall
FREE MASTER CLASS TBA
FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS conducted by Laurie B. Friedman for all the 2018 winners, finalists and achievers
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Elementary: 4:00 – 5:00PM
Middle School: 5:00 – 6:00PM
High School: 6:00 – 7:00PM
* The level is the one you are in this year.
Location: Miami Conservatory of Music
2911 grand avenue, suite 400A (ground floor, next to the fountain on the Mayfair Promenade)
miami (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.