In Conversation: Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez-Neal




From Illustrating to Writing: How Two Illustrators Made the Transition into Writing

Pura Belpré Honoreé and creator of Stella Diaz Has Something to Say, Angela Dominguez, and Caldecott Honor winner and creator of Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal, team up for an eye-opening discussion about their publishing careers.

Both Angela and Juana started writing after making their mark in children’s books by reinterpreting traditional fairy tales. They will share how they write from an illustrator’s perspective and how they include their personal lives in their work. Join this In Conversation brought by The Author Village.

In Conversation with Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez will happen on Thursday, June 11th at 3pm EDT /5pm PDT.

Register TODAY!
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit RAICES.

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places – Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019



You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow.

This workshop is for published authors and illustrators to have time to talk about their careers, challenges, deadlines, and upcoming projects. With this workshop, we are aiming for meaningful conversation about how to continue to push the boundaries of our work. How do we acknowledge the power of our recurring themes and at the same time find ways to break new ground and find innovation?

Please note that there is an application process for this workshop.
After you register and pay your $200 deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application you will need to fill out.

Authors and illustrators interested in this retreat must list the following when applying:
– Two or more titles of your own published work.
– A short paragraph indicating ways in which you hope to grow as a writer or illustrator.

The application deadline is July 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline.

Faculty: Jennifer Jacobson, Nikki Grimes, Juana Martinez-Neal, Gareth Hinds, Padma Venkatraman, Neal Porter and Kathleen Merz.

For more information and to sign up for the workshop, please visit the Highlights Foundation‘s Workshop event page.

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros



Dia de los Ninos ASU

El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

The Department of English presents the seventh annual Día De Los Niños / Día De Los Libros celebration of kids, language, and culture. Special guests include Duncan Tonatiuh (keynote), Austin Aslan, Ryan Dalton, Tom Leveen, Juana Martinez-Neal, Amy Nichols, Aprilynne Pike, Amy Nichols, and Reyna Grande.

The event is for kids in 6-12th grades and attendees must be sponsored by their schools (teachers must register and accompany their students).

Additional event partners include ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Phoenix Book Company, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Register for Día De Los Niños, Día De Los Libros 2017 here.

Download flyer here: ASUdia2017

For more information, visit ASU’s event page.

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