Society of
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April Workshop: “The Secret to Writing Compelling Nonfiction”

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Date(s) - 04/29/2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am

3777 Park Center Blvd. - St. Louis Park, MN 55416


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April Workshop

"Hidden Architecture: The Secret to Writing Compelling Nonfiction for a New Generation"

Please join MN SCBWI for a morning with Mary Cronk Farrell, author of Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights.

In writing non-fiction nothing is as important as getting the facts right—unless it’s putting those facts together in a knock-your-socks-off way. Today’s nonfiction writers must take smart, calculated risks to publish a book and gain notice. Mary will offer five techniques for turning facts, figures and information into compelling architecture that touches readers’ minds and hearts. Come learn the secret to story structure that successfully competes with technology for kids’ attention, nudges them beyond binary thinking, trains them to solve problems, and helps foster empathy. Please bring a recently published nonfiction book for Children/YA that you like, or that is similar to what you hope to publish. 

Mary's website.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00-11:30 p.m.

Byerly's Community Room, 3777 Park Center Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 

The workshop is limited to 25. To reserve a seat, email Quinette Cook at

Light refreshments will be served.

Members $25; Non-members $40