Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Monthly Meeting: Mentor Texts as Writing Teachers by author Donna Janell Bowman

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Date(s) - 06/08/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

603 N. Lamar - Austin, TX 78703


How do authors manipulate tension, voice, theme, structure? You don’t need an MFA to learn the trickiest writing concepts. Learn how to analyze mentor texts and discover the writing teachers already on your bookshelves.

Donna Janell Bowman is the author of many books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book biography Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, illustrated by Daniel Minter—a Texas Bluebonnet book—and Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words, an NCSS Notable Book, illustrated by S.D. Schindler. In October 2019, her book King of the Tightrope: When The Great Blondin Ruled Niagara, illustrated by Adam Gustavson, releases from Peachtree Publishers. Donna has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives near Austin, Texas and is represented by Erin Murphy—Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

The monthly meeting will be immediately followed by an Open Critique Group for SCBWI members.