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Saturday, June 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
What's Your Story - Panel Discussion

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Have you ever read something and wondered, "How do they do it?" How did the author take an idea in their head and create a written work that can transport you or teach you? Or maybe you have a story inside of you, fiction or nonfiction, and you're wondering what to do with it. Perhaps your child wants to be a writer, but you're not sure how to make that happen for them. You could even have something that you have written, an unfinished work stashed somewhere, or one that you've been unable or afraid to find a publisher for. If so, this panel discussion is for you.

Come meet fellow homeschoolers, both adults and students, who are published authors. Like all homeschoolers, our panel reflects the diversity in our community:

• Elena Brem, age 9, author & illustrator of 2 volumes of poetry

• Blair Lee, non-fiction writer of science and homeschooling issues

• Krisula Gosdis Moyer, self-published novelist

• Alexis Tan, age 12, author & illustrator of several self-published novels

 

Come with your questions! How to keep motivated from start to finish? How to find a publisher? What are the steps to self-publishing? Parents of the young authors will also be available to discuss how to facilitate a child’s writing. The session will conclude with a book signing with authors.


Moderators
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Kim Megyesi-Brem

Director, The Arbor Learning Community
Kim Megyesi-Brem is a homeschool mom, math teacher, and founder and director of the homeschool non-profit organization The Arbor Learning Community.  Although Kim mostly teaches math, she also loves when she has the opportunity to teach writing.  When she was a child, she loved... Read More →

Speakers
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Elena Brem

Elena Brem is a 9 year-old poet, writer, and homeschooler. Lena’s first book of poetry, An Owl Sleeping By, began as a notebook for jotting down poems. When it started bursting at the seams, it begged to be turned into a book! She has just published a second volume of poetry... Read More →
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Blair Lee - Featured Speaker

Co-founder, SEA Homeschoolers
Blair Lee M.S. is the founder of SEA Homeschoolers and author for the critically acclaimed R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Series. Blair has been handcrafting the education of her non-linear thinker for over 11 years. During that time, she has learned as much about how learning happens... Read More →
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Alexis Tan

Author & Artist, World of Drakain
Alexis Tan is a 12-year old author, artist, and daydreamer who has been homeschooled since Kindergarten. When she wrote her first novella at age six, she discovered the land of fantasy behind every word. Her first book Lost & Found was self-published when she was nine. Since then... Read More →



Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Suites 2 & 4, 2nd Floor

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