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Sunnyside Community Stories

      Sunnyside Community Stories  (Tucson, Arizona)

      Sunnyside Community stories is an inquiry-based project in which students utilize research, writing, photography and technology skills to document and present the history, culture and identity of those who live in the neighborhoods served by the Sunnyside Unified School District. 

      Sunnyside Community Stories is funded by USA Funds, a major sponsor of the national Learning Communities Coalition.  The mission of the Sunnyside Learning Community initiative is to incraase the number of students who graduate from high school and continue their education. 

      Sponsorship has also been contributed by UApresents and the Sunnyside Foundation. 

      http://stories.susd12.org

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The Soceity of Southwestern Authors- 38th Annual Wrangling Writing: FULL CIRCLE- WRITING, EDITING, PUBLISHING

      38th Annual Wrangling With Writing: FULL CIRCLE- WRITING, EDITING, PUBLISHING

      Fall is just around the corner, and so is “Wrangling with Writing Conference.”  Top publishers, authors, agents, editors, and keynote speakers will be descending on Tucson September 24-26 2010.  We have planned workshops in many genres and topics.  With 48 of them, we have something for everyone!  We also have 3 agent/editor panels.  Our keynote speakers this year are all best-selling authors: Dr. Allan Hamilton, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, and Bob Mayer (read more about them on our website.) 

      We also have a book room where attendees and faculty can sell their books and network.  It’s a wonderful place to hang out, meet people, and get some excellent, up-to-the minute advice and reading pleasure.  If you are attending the conference, or are on the faculty, and you wish to reserve space to sell you books, please contact Ken Graun at Ken@KenPress.com.  Book room space is limited to 44 authors, so make sure you get your reservation in soon. 

      Conference registration for SSA members is $300, which includes 5 meals-all buffet style.  Non-member price is $360.  Teachers receive the same rate as SSA members.  Also available are one-one-pitch sessions with agents and editors, for $20 each- we will also have two “book doctors,” a website marketing consultant, and a video book trailer consultant. 

     SSA members can also attend the Friday night faculty dinner for an additional $50.  It is another great opportunity to network and to meet the “Wrangling With Writing” faculty. 

      We will also offer 3 scholarships to deserving attendees.  One scholarship is a full one and other two are partials.  An essay on “Why I Love to Write” is required to receive a scholarship. 

      You can go to our website www.ssa-az.org/wranglingwithwriting, click on the registration tab, download the form, print it out, and mail it in with a check or us PayPal for credit cards. 

      The conference this year is being held at the gorgeours Radisson Suites on Speedway just East of Wilmot.  The hotel rooms are two room suites with a living room and kitchen.  Rates are $79 a night plus tax, if you state you are attending the conference.  The Radison does have free wifi thoughout the hotel, a business center, a gym, pool, and many more amenities.  You can make your reservation at http://www.radisson.com/tusconaz_suites or call (520)721-7100. 

      This is Wrangling with Writing’s 38 annual Conference, and it has a reputation for being one of the nation’s most affordable conferences.  This year we have concentrated on bringing you the best bang for the buck.  We have on our faculty many award winning best selling authors, agents, and editors with the best reputations.  The agents and editors who are coming are accepting new material, and all of the faculty is going to give you the best marketing, writing, editing advice, and the best possible opportunities to sell your work.  At past conferences we have had many attendees who have signed up with an agent or publisher.  What makes WRANGLING WITH WRITING so special?  We offer advice for all different types of writing and publishing, and we give you the lates tips and information about the changing publishing world. 

      For more information, go to ssa-az.org/wranglingwithwriting or email Donna Young at DonaJYoungAuthor@gmail.com.  We will see you there.

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The Society of Southwestern Authors- August 15, 2010 Writing Forum Laura Schnebly Campbell TURNING REJECTION INTO GOLD

      August 15, 2010 Forum Laura Schnebly Campbell TURNING REJECTION INTO GOLD

      Do you have enough rejection notices to wall paper your bathroom?  Whether it’s the first slump or the fiftieth, for a beginner or a NEW YORK TIMES best-seller, rejection is part of every author’s life. 

      Laurie Schnebly Campbell offers both practical and psychological techniques for dealing with the “No, Nope and No Way” messages that writers face regularly.  Discover what works for you when it’s time to deal with rejection…and how planning your response to ANY setback leave you more in control of not only your writing life, but also your personal life. 

      Laura draws her material from her experience as a counselor and an author who won “Best Special Edition of the Year” over Nora Roberts.  Along with six novels and a “how-to” for fiction writers, she also writes ad-agency scripts and online workshops.  Laurie enjoys working with other writers and recording for the blind at Talking Books. 

      Join us at the Sheraton Four Points Conference Center (Speedway and Campbell, Tucson Arizona) for an enlightening luncheon with Laurie.  As always, you can either call in your reservation at (520) 546-9382 OR email forms@ssa-az.org by the Wednesday prior (in this case, August 11). 

      $25 paid at the door includes lunch and Speaker

      (No Credit Cards- processing fees are too high)

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