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Children's Literature Author
Ginjer Clarke
March 9, 2022
4-6 pm
Memorial Hall Auditorium



Nonfiction children's author Ginjer L. Clarke will share how she got published, how a non-fiction book gets made, and some writing tips to get students writing their own stories and breaking down the revision process with simple exercises to help them shine.

Ginjer is an experienced and energetic presenter who, over the last 20 years, has appeared at hundreds of elementary schools, regional reading and writing conferences, statewide book festivals, many bookstores and libraries, and even a zoo. She is a proud graduate of James Madison University and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, teenage son, and several silly pets.

Books will be for sale by Bluebird Book Stop.  This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP here by March 2, 2022, so we can be prepared with materials.



Ginjer writes fun, fact-filled nonfiction children's books about weird, wonderful science. She is the author of more than 30 picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books, with more exciting titles on the way.

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