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Austin SCBWI Members Organizing Nonfiction Fest

Austin SCBWI member Susie Kralovansky and six of her writing friends from across the US – the Nonfiction Chicks, are organizing a nonfiction version of NaNoWriMo.

NF Fest will begin in February. Each day there will be a post from many of the best in children’s nonfiction. Our own SCBWI members Donna Janell Bowman, Cynthia Levinson, Don Tate, and Bethany Hegedus will be featured during the month. The challenge will include 24 additional authors, editors, and agents. They will be covering everything from Crafting a True Story When Information is Scarce, to Getting to the Truth, to What Makes a Winning NF Proposal.

Registration is free–January 15 – January 31. There will be posts, activities, events, and prizes. And it is all FREE! Here’s where you’ll find them:

Web site:

FB group: NFFest

Twitter: NFFest

Instagram: @NonfictionFest

Join their FB group now. They’re already posting details and information about topics, speakers, and events pertaining to NF Fest.