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Best Icl podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Icl podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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Welcome to the Institute’s new podcast series: conversations about leadership, strategy, and collaboration. We will produce two podcasts each month – and in those conversations we will explore ICL’s approach to our work in the community. We’ll also be talking with leaders in the field to better understand their impact and how they are approaching their work in innovative ways.
 
Do you want to learn how to write for children? The Institute of Children's Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director of ICL is the host of Writing for Children. Bestselling children's author Katie Davis focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find res ...
 
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INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN CAMPBELL BARTOLETTI Newbery Award Winner Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a nonfiction superstar author. Her books include Terrible Typhoid Mary and Hitler Youth. She took one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, Hitler Youth, and fleshed it out into the thought-provoking nonfiction novel The Boy Who Dared. Talk about getting more …
 
Get your tickets for the live show at www.kelechiokafor.com/shop Live show Thursday 26th March 6pm (GMT) via Zoom. tickets are £5.55 and only 33 tickets available. Send your letters to SYM@Kelechiokafor.com Follow @sayyourmindpod @Kelechnekoff This week's episode looks in depth at the Coronavirus reactions and what it means for a new order of power…
 
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: TRY NONFICTION For most people considering children's writing for a career (or even for a hobby), the type of writing that comes to mind is fiction. For many of us, the picture books we loved most were fiction. The novels we read in our spare time are fiction. So we think about writing as a place to tell stories. And i…
 
TRUTH, OPINION, AND 4 WAYS TO LEARN TO LOVE NONFICTION Many writers view nonfiction as less: less creative than fiction, less fun than fiction, less interesting to kids than fiction, and definitely something they want to do less often. Some will accept the possibility of writing a little nonfiction to break into publishing, but do not like the dea …
 
In which our fearless leaders are joined by a special guest to discuss such varied topics as designing themed lists around famous films, the new FAQ and it's implications, the global decline in UFO sightings, our forthcoming biblical plague of frogs, 3-d printing Helen Mirren and how to quantify the drug consumption of Black Sabbath in the year 197…
 
INTERVIEW WITH ELENA FAVILLI Elena Favilli is the co-founder and CEO of Rebel Girls, the cultural media engine working to empower girls and women all over the world. She has worked for Colors Magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a masters degree in semiotics f…
 
INTERVIEW WITH TALIA BENAMY Talia Benamy is an associate editor at Philomel Books (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers), where she focuses on everything from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels. She has worked on books by Chelsea Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor, Temple Grandin, Jane Yolen, Abigail Harrison, Lisa Graff, Ruta Sepetys, Dev P…
 
MISUNDERSTOOD VERBS When you’re polishing and perfecting your work, one big thing to pay attention to is your verbs. Inspired by an article from Jan Fields, we’re going to come to a greater understanding of these action words. Verbs are the powerhouse of the sentence. Because of that, understanding how verbs work will help you tremendously in the r…
 
10 THINGS THAT MAKE EDITORS CRINGE Nobody wants to make an editor (or anyone) cringe when they read your manuscript. Inspired by a post from Jamie K. Schmidt, we’re covering 10 things that make editors cringe and tips to avoid them. Be sure to head to writingforchildren.com/187 to download the show notes because many of these tips will be easier to…
 
INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA LONEY At the end of January, the American Library Association announced their annual awards. DOUBLE BASS BLUES illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez and written by Andrea J. Loney was named a Caldecott Honor Book! Andrea was our guest last year, so in honor of her book's big win, we're rebroadcasting her interview with some bonus audi…
 
Send your letters to SYM@Kelechiokafor.com This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp.com/mind This week I am joined by the beautiful Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya who star in Queen N Slim. Baby People I am bringing you bits this year, remember I said it! Don't forget to let me know your thoughts via @sayyourmindpod @kelechnekoff #SayYourMindP…
 
NEWBERY MEDALIST JERRY CRAFT This week, the American Library Association honored Jerry Craft with the Newbery Medal for his graphic novel NEW KID! To celebrate the first graphic novel to ever receive the Newbery, we're rebroadcasting our interview with Jerry from last year where he talked about his inspiration for the book and how he used real-life…
 
A CHILDLIKE VOICE Kids are far more discerning than many writers suspect. They know a "fake kid" when they hear one, so your dialogue must feel like real words spoken by a real kid. At the same time, it cannot include all the affectations (um, so like, um, what?) that might be part of real speech but would drag the story down. So how do you learn h…
 
Send your letters to SYM@Kelechiokafor.com follow @kelechnekoff @sayyourmindpod In this week's episode, I chat with the incredible lawyer, professor and social justice hero Bryan Stevenson who wrote Just Mercy. His memoir has now been turned into a film produced and starring Michael B Jordan. Just Mercy was released in UK cinemas 17th January. Shar…
 
COMBATING THE BORING SPEECH TAG Dialogue is the favorite part of story writing for many authors. In dialogue writing, the author is able to give voice to the people the author created. Tag we're going to dig into the bits that tag along with the dialogue: speech tags and narrative action. How important is that? And how varied? We'll be reading thro…
 
INTERVIEW WITH KATE DICAMILLO Kate DiCamillo's writing journey has been a truly remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, when homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie—her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. Since then, she has b…
 
REVISION: DON'T GO IT ALONE When you’re about to begin revising a piece of writing, it can seem so daunting. So, today we bring you a rebroadcast of advice from author and IFW Guest Blogger Rita Reali. Rita's a freelance editor with advice on the importance of getting fresh eyes on your work before you revise. Check out our amazing new self-led cou…
 
"We got a lotta problems with you people, and now you're gonna hear about them" In this episode our hosts (and a special guest) discuss event preparation and organisation (and how not to do it), all comers vs specialized lists, how damn hot it is in Australia at Christmas time and the usual hobby foolishness. It's a true Festivus miracle!…
 
Send your letters to SYM@kelechiokafor.com follow @kelechnekoff and @sayyourmindpod In this episode I talk about the tarot message asking us to be balanced in our self-care practice. I discuss: Dwyane Wade supporting his 12 year old child, Shonda Rimes being the highest paid show runner on television. Shiori Ito's MeToo case. RIP Mama Cax. The medi…
 
FAILURE IS PROOF OF EFFORT As the end of the year creeps ever closer, it can be a good time to take stock of how your writing life is going, as long as you do that examination wisely. Having a successful writing life can seem impossible sometimes, especially if we look predominantly at the times we've tried something without success. Virtually ever…
 
BROWBEATEN INTO SUBMISSION Sometimes, the most well-meaning folks can do the greatest harm to an aspiring writer. For a writer, there can be a lot of pressure to get published or prove you can get published. Our friend and frequent blogger, Rita Reali shares some of her story with us today. Want to come to our amazing Revision Power webinar? Sign u…
 
BREAK INTO PUBLISHING Writing is a noble proposition, in and of itself. Published writing is something else entirely. And paid published writing—whoa, Nellie, that’s just glorious! In order to get published, though, you need to put yourself “out there” in the world, and get your writing in front of people who are in charge of accepting items for pu…
 
In this episode, host Hannah Smay interviews the Idaho Conservation League's 2019 Artist in Residence Carl Rowe. They talk color, connection and taking Carl's art on a tour of Idaho. The ICL Artist in Residence program was developed to explore the nexus of art and nature. Check out this episode to hear about what that process looks like for the ver…
 
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