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Independent Writers of Chicago: “Writing for Children Isn’t Kids Stuff”

To market, to market – how to break into the Youth Market? Author Marlene Targ Brill tells of the opportunities and requirements in writing for children, and how to approach publishers. Tuesday, April 10th, Chicago Athletic Club’s 7th Floor Lakeshore Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Program 6 p.m. Networking 5 p.m. Nonmembers, $15; IWOC members free. For more information, call 847-855-6670.

Chicago, IL, April 07, 2007 --( To market, to market – oh, how does a writer break into the children’s market? Gather ‘round, dear freelancers: At the next IWOC meeting on Tuesday, April 10th, author Marlene Targ Brill will present “Writing for Children Isn’t Kids Stuff.” Listen real close as she tells of the oodles of Youth Market opportunities – and the writing secrets that can lead you to them!

Although she serves “all markets from Preschool to Death,” Brill’s greatest triumphs have been in the segment that covers children from beginning readers to teens. Concentrating mainly on factual books about real people, history, or the world in general, her subjects often are of both children and adults who’ve made (or are making) a real impact. Her current best seller, “Barack Obama: Working to Make a Difference,” recounts his life story, with the focus on his childhood. In her presentation, Brill will explain the special needs when writing for different age groups, especially the Tween and Teen book markets that are currently exploding. She’ll also advise on how to approach publishers to get books and articles for children published. Yayyy!!!

The IWOC meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10th at the Chicago Athletic Club’s 7th Floor Lakeshore Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Networking begins at 5 p.m. The main program is at 6 p.m. Admission is free to IWOC members, $15 to nonmembers. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to go to a nearby restaurant for a buy-your-own dinner to further discuss Roundtable topics or to continue networking. For more information, call 847-855-6670.

IWOC is a nonprofit professional association of freelance writers who work primarily throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. IWOC members serve large corporations, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations; together they represent a broad range of writing talents and specialties.


Contact: Laura Stigler (773-248-0158)
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Independent Writers of Chicago
Laura Stigler
PMB 119
Fax: (847)-855-4502
1800 Nations Drive Ste. 117
Gurnee, IL 60031

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