Society of
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Behind the Bluebonnet–An In-Depth Look at The Texas Bluebonnet Award

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Date(s) - 08/19/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Interabang Books
10720 Preston Rd. - Dallas, TX 75230



Join us on August 19th at newly opened Interabang Books independent bookstore, as Gail Shipley, North Texas SCBWI member and former Bluebonnet Award committee member, shares the inside scoop on the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Gail will share insights regarding the nomination process, making the list, and a history of this illustrious award. An open critique will follow Gail's presentation, so bring any works-in-progress for feedback! 

Gail Shipley served for four years on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program committee. She has been a librarian, teacher, and puppeteer for the last 35 years. During that time she has been fortunate enough to have spent time living in the Philippines and Costa Rica. These experiences have given her a cultural worldview. Gail began writing her own material to create interesting library lessons and puppet shows which incorporate books and music. Now she is expanding her writing skills to blogs, books, and other various media.