Fuse #8

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Step Right Up, Step Right Up

Okay kids, listen up and listen fast. I have grants and proposals for you all because I love you, and I don't want to have to repeat them twice. First and foremost,

For Illustrators:
Recently on The Blue Rose Girls there was a call for artists to submit their work to The Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival Owl Project. They say it better than I. Ahem.
The Enticement
You! I am calling all you talented artists who have published a children’s book. Imagine having a painting, drawing, or collage of an owl that you created displayed in a gallery of picture book art alongside the works of such esteemed artists as Eric Carle, Tomie dePaola, David McPhail, Brian and Jerry Pinkney, Wendell Minor, Diane Goode, and Mark Teague. Picture your own unique owl hanging in the gallery in the company of other wise birds created by award-winning artists like Denise Fleming, Mordicai Gerstein, David Shannon, Trina Schart Hyman, Betsy and Ted Lewin, Mary Azarian, David Diaz, and Paul O. Zelinsky.
What the heck can you lose? Plus the best read-aloud picture book of the year featured an owl. So... y'know... there's that. Moving on.

For Librarians:

Which is to say, librarians that are already ALSC members. Which should be all of you (ahem). Again I go with the block quotes.

ALSC Members: Would you like to attend your first ALA Annual Conference? Hurry! The December 1st deadline for the Penguin Young Readers Group Award is rapidly approaching!Already been to Annual? Please let your colleagues know about this wonderful opportunity.The Penguin Young Readers Group Award is given to four children’s librarians who have never attended an Annual Conference of the American Library Association. These awards, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, are administered by a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). The awards will enable four children's librarians to attend the Annual Conference to be held in Washington, DC, June 21-27, 2007. Four librarians working directly with children in elementary, middle schools or public libraries will each receive $600.
Requirements for application are:

- ALSC membership (applicant must be a member by the application deadline)
- One to ten years experience as a children's librarian
- No previous attendance at an annual ALA Conference

Send 4 copies of the completed application and supporting statement to:
Alison O'Reilly
Chair, Penguin Young Readers Group Award Committee
Hauppauge Public Library
601 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Application Deadline: December 1, 2006.
For more information and a downloadable application, visit:here
Thank you,
Alison O'Reilly
Chair Penguin Young Readers Group Award Committee

I applied for this grant last year and didn't get it. Perhaps you'll be luckier than I.

For Everyone Else:
Journey Woman has a contest ah-going. As such:

How to Play: Submit your choices of "best" passages in the comments of thispost. All passages must be from children's or young adult books written in English. Passages can be as short as one sentence, but must not exceed 100 words.Submissions will be accepted in 3 categories...
funniest passage
passage with most poetic use of language
most memorable passage

The prizes are sublime.


At 1:05 AM , Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks for the link!

At 8:32 AM , Blogger Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks for the link to our post about the Keene State College Festival Owl Project at BRG. You have got to get up to Keene next October to see the gallery of art.

The speakers at the 2007 festival will be Raymond Bial, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Chris Soentpiet, Michael Dooling, and Richard Peck.


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