Diversity in Storytelling with Meera Sriram

Wednesday, September 23 7:00PM EST


This session will offer insight into #OwnVoices stories in the picture book space. It will address and expand on the questions: What is #ownvoices and why? How can it bring honesty and authenticity to a story? We will discuss a few themes and popular titles, exploring important picture book elements along the way.

Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 1999. An engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing, leading early literacy initiatives, and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of picture books, The Yellow Suitcase and A Gift for Amma, and has also co-authored several books in India. Meera believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children's literature.

Five Ways of Looking at Children's Publishing is a series of five workshops on Writing and Publishing for children. Each workshop is presented by a successful children's author. Each session is $25 which includes your choice of 1 Penny Candy Children's Book. You can save by purchasing the Series for $100. This price includes 5 Penny Candy Books of your choice. These workshops are co-sponsored by Scuppernong Books and Penny Candy Books.

Wednesday, September 16 - Picture Book Strategies with Alexis Orgera

Wednesday, September 23 - Diversity in Storytelling with Meera Sriram

Wednesday, September 30 - Thinking Deeply about Children's Books with Beth Kephart

Wednesday, October 14 - Little Kids, Big Feeling with Molly Felder

Wednesday, October 21 - Paths to Publishing with Mariana Llanos

All workshops begin at 7PM EST. All are hosted online on Zoom.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401