Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Kidlit Zombie Week Friends,
By now you may have heard that the very generous and creative Kailei Pew has invited me to do a webinar to help send African American writers and illustrators to the SCBWI conference this summer.
I made one request of her: Can I give a few scholarships to some #KidlitZombieWeek participants?
And, of course, she said yes!
Scholarships are a huge deal to me. It’s how I was able to attend a four-year University, thank you Smittcamp Family, where I earned my bachelor’s. And they are still very meaningful to me today with writing.
I usually can’t afford even the $20 workshops or webinars. My Critique Partners know this, of course, because we talk about all things writing, and this last year I really wanted to attend the Black Friday Bootcamp with the Storyteller Academy, but I knew we couldn’t spare the $20 so I moved on, until I received a message…
Heather: Please don’t be weirded out, but…I got you the black friday bootcamp thing. So check your email…
Me: Omg you’re too sweet, I’m seriously crying right now, why did you do that? You didn’t have to. And I totally would have emailed them immediately and been like this was a mistake so thanks for the heads up lol. I can pay you back when I get paid, which should be Wednesday.
Heather: Oh heck no girl, you seemed interested and I just happened to have some extra bonus mula from being the safest bus driver lol just spreading the love to someone who’s always got my back.
Me: 😭😭😭 you’re the sweetest
Heather: Thanks for being a great cp and friend ::hugs::
I had a blast learning from Jim Averbeck, Carter Higgins, Vanessa Newton, Arree Chung, Melissa Manlove, Teresa Robeson, Ken Lamug, Sharon Langley, and Abi Cushman.
I think about this event fondly from time to time, remembering how open and awesome the people were, certain things I learned that I didn’t know, but mostly I think of how generous my friend, Heather Bell, was and how special it made me feel.
So to make a long story short, I’d love to invite three people to join us in the webinar for free! All you have to do is fill out the form below, and we’ll do a random drawing for three people to attend.
Thank you all for participating in Kidlit Zombie Week and for supporting Black Voices Matter.
I hope to see you there!
For all the information about the webinar, go here:
Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez