EVENTS


All events are now located at www.mirandapaul.com/events

2014 Events


February 17, 2014 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - on faculty for Writer's Workshop @ Brown County Library (Central Branch), Green Bay, WI. Visit www.browncountylibrary.org for more information. Open to the public.

February 19, 2014 - International Day Speaking Engagement at De Pere HS, De Pere, WI

March 29, 2014* - 9:00-11:30 a.m. - hosting the SCBWI Northeast Meetup @ Harmony Cafe, Green Bay, WI. Topic/Presentation TBD.

May 3, 2014* - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - SCBWI Northeast May Workshop with Guest Speaker Jesse Klausmeier at Muehl Public Library, Seymour, WI. More info here.

July 7-13, 2014 - On faculty of the WOW Picture Book Retreat, Hiawassee, GA. More info here.

July 22, 2014 - Encompass Early Childhood Author Visit w/ Miranda Paul; Books for Africa, Inc. Fundraiser.

August 1-4, 2014 - SCBWI Annual Summer Conference, Los Angeles, CA. More info here.

August 17-22, 2014 - On faculty for Green Lake Writer's Retreat, Green Lake, WI. More info here.

September 13, 2014 - SCBWI "Authors, Educators, & Librarians" meet-and-greet w/panel - Brown County Library, Green Bay. 9:00-11:00 a.m.

September 19-21, 2014 - On faculty for the MD/DE/WV SCBWI Fall Conference - "On the Road to Sparkling Children's Literature" - in Fredericksburg, MD. More info here.

September 24, 2014 - School/Author Visit to Chesapeake Public Charter School, Lexington Park, MD

September 22-24, 2014 - Gambia Open House, “Promoting PEACE worldwide – Miranda Paul’s Story” 4:30 p.m. in May Russell Lodge, St. Mary's College of Maryland. More info here.

September 27, 2014 - Books for Africa Warehouse Party for volunteers & friends, 3-7 p.m. Minneapolis, MN. More info here.

October 24-26, 2014 - "Risks and Rewards" SCBWI-Wisconsin Annual Fall Conference, Oconomowoc, WI. More info here.

November 8, 2014 - On faculty for writing workshop at The Mill (Appleton, WI) More info here.

November 15, 2014 - SCBWI Northeast WI meet-up at Harmony Cafe in Appleton, WI - Miranda will be on the panel for the "Ask an Author" event luncheon for members only. More info here.


2015 Events


January 30-February 3, 2015 - ALA Midwinter conference, Chicago, IL. More info here.

February 1, 2015 - Book Release Date, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Lerner Publishing / Millbrook Press).

March 9 - May 9, 2015* - One Plastic Bag book tour with the real Isatou Ceesay. Want to be part of the tour? Click the image (or right click and save the poster image) for more info.


May 2, 2015 - SCBWI Spring Luncheon - Retlaw Plaza, Fond du Lac, WI. Speaker TBD. More info soon.

May 6, 2015 - Speaking at Books for Africa, Inc. headquarters in Minneapolis, MN


June 25-30, 2015 - American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, San Francisco

November 19-22, 2015 - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference, Minneapolis, MN


2013 Events (Past)


Friday, November 15, 2013
#Kidlit Panel: Ethics in Children's and Teen Literature
6:30 p.m. at The Reader's Loft, Central Ct., Green Bay, WI
Join author Miranda Paul and bookstore owner Craig Jones as they partner with the American Foundation of Counseling Services in celebration of Good Ethics Day. Program will include a storytime for young ones and a Q&A panel for parents and adolescents. For more info, visit http://www.readersloftbookstore.com/.


Saturday, November 16, 2013
SCBWI Northeast Wisconsin Area Meet Up
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at The Reader's Loft Bookstore, Central Ct., Green Bay, WI
Area writers and illustrators will host three guest speakers who will cover topics such as "How I Got My Agent" to "Financial Realities of Being a Writer." Open to SCBWI members and the public. An RSVP is requested, please. Email Miranda at mirandapaulbooks -at- gmail -dot- com.  

May 3 or 10, 2014 (Date TBD)
Annual May SCBWI-WI Workshop
Location, Topic, and Guest Speaker: TBA



July 7-13, 2014
WOW Picture Book Retreat
Enota Mountain Resort, Hiawassee, GA
Miranda Paul will be among an absolutely amazing faculty of picture book editors, agents, and writers for this private, week-long retreat focused mostly on nonfiction and educational picture book writing and marketing. Space is limited: please register early at this website





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past events


Monday, February 18, 2013
Books for Africa Pizza Ranch Fundraiser Night, 5-8 p.m.
2206 Main Street, Green Bay
Come fill up on pizza, we'll fill some empty libraries!
Click here to learn more about 1 Million Books for Gambia.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Author Visit Day
Valley View Elementary School, Ashwaubenon, WI
Miranda Paul will join other children's book authors for an afternoon with some great, local kids. 


Saturday, March 9, 2013
"Panning for Gold" Picture Book Workshop with Author Lisa Moser
9:00 a.m. SCBWI writer meet-up, 10:00 a.m. presentation
Harmony Cafe, 1660 W. Mason St., Green Bay
Advance RSVP requested for Space (limited seating)


Saturday, April 20, 2013
SCBWI-WI Spring Luncheon
Oconomowoc Lake Club
Pre-Registration Required* 
CONTACT: Georgia Beaverson 
Join us for our annual Spring Luncheon at the lovely Oconomowoc Lake Club!
Wendy McClure of Albert Whitman & Company (http://www.albertwhitman.com/) will be our guest speaker.



Saturday, May 4, 2013
"Giggle and Generate: Two Workshops for Children's Writers"
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Muehl Public Library, Seymour, WI
Pre-Registration Required*

SCBWI Wisconsin Northeast Writer's Meet-Up
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. at Kavarna Coffeehouse in Green Bay, WI

August 2-5, 2013
SCBWI Annual Summer Conference
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, LA


September 11, 2013
Storytime at the Brown County Library (East Branch)
2250 Main Street, Green Bay, WI
Local children’s author Miranda Paul will share her original stories, talk a bit about what it’s like to be a writer and lead some energizing action rhymes. Don’t miss it!
Contact Molly Senechal, Children's Librarian at 920-391-4600 for more info




September 15-18, 2013
Writing Biographies Workshop w/Candace Fleming
Miranda is excited to be attending this private workshop at the Highlights Foundation in Pennsylvania!

September 27-29, 2013
Wisconsin Writers Association, Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Miranda Paul will be a keynote speaker to kick off a weekend of exploring "The Writing Life"


October 11-13, 2013
Sheboygan Children's Book Festival, Sheboygan, WI
Mingle with lots of Wisconsin Children's Authors at this multi-day event! For more info, visit the website for full schedule.



October 19-21, 2013
SCBWI-WI Fall Retreat, Madison, WI
Miranda will be busy volunteering & working behind the scenes as the SCBWI-Wisconsin hosts some of kidlit's industry professionals and award-winning authors!




Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Writing Workshop: A Guide to Publishing
6:30-8:00 p.m., located in lower level foyer
Brown County Library Central Branch, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
Aspiring writers are encouraged to join Author, Editor and Librarian Sharon Verbeten and Freelance writer and Children's book author Miranda Paul as they discuss their careers, the publishing industry, current markets, and the journey to becoming published.

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more past events

Saturday, December 8, 2012
SCBWI-WI Northeast Chapter Meeting

Interested in writing for children or teens? Want to meet fellow writers? Join our local chapter for a fun-filled meet up at Green Bay's Harmony Cafe on West Mason Street.  The meeting kicks off at 9 a.m. (and we've been known to hang around until 11 or 12, chatting and critiquing).  Drop by and bring your questions, insights, and a manuscript if you'd like a critique.  For more info, contact Miranda Paul, SCBWI-WI Northeast Chapter coordinator at mirandapaulbooks@gmail.com.


Monday, November 12, 2012
Read Your Heart Out Challenge

Wrap up the all-day reading event with a visit from children's author Miranda Paul! She will kick off a "Book and Buck" drive -- proceeds benefit "1 Million Books for Gambia" at Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School, 1305 Lourdes Avenue, De Pere, WI 54115
For more information, contact Tammy Sjoberg, Principal, at tsjoberg@gracesystem.org.


Saturday, October 17, 2012
A Celebration of Reading!
24-Hour Reading Marathon
Sponsored by Literacy Green Bay and the ARTgarage

Children's Author Miranda Paul will be reading on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. as part of the final leg of this amazing 24-hour read aloud event!  Admission is free and the event will be held at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar Street, Green Bay, WI, 54302.

October 19-21, 2012 
 SCBWI-Wisconsin 2012 Fall Conference
Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI
Faculty members include award-winning author Kathi Appelt, editor Melissa Manlove, Art Director Kristen Nobles, and more! (Note: Sold Out) 

September 28-30, 2012
Wisconsin Writers Association Fall Conference
Four Great Keynote Speakers, including Miranda Paul, will present to conference attendees.  Breakout sessions and award ceremonies are also part of the agenda.  Held in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.  Learn more at http://www.wiwrite.org.


Friday, February 3, 2012 - Author Visit Day
Hillcrest Elementary School, Oneida, WI
Join Children's Author Miranda Paul for a day of books, fun, and world exploration.  Kids will get to do everything from playing with digital storybooks to writing letters to African pen-pals.  The day's events will also kick off the school's book drive for 1 Million Books for Gambia!



Saturday, January 7, 2012 - "Mom/Daughter Book Meet-Up"
Harmony Cafe, West Green Bay, 4:00-7:00 p.m.


Come share your favorite book - and learn what other titles girls are reading!  This all-girls event will also include time for writing and drama activities and...rumor has it...a few local authors may even make an appearance to answer your questions or giveaway some of their new books!


December 2, 2011 - "Apps Around the World"- 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Join children's author Miranda Paul for a kid-friendly eTrip around the world!

As Part of the Cormier School Toddler Diversity Playgroup, Mrs. Paul will be showcasing top storybook, game, and language apps that are fun with an international focus.  Snacks will be provided, and a couple of digital iPads and/or devices will be on hand - but please feel free to bring your smartphones, tablets, and more so our toddlers can explore the world in a digital way!

The group meets in the APPL room of Cormier School (lower level) in Ashwaubenon, WI from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  For more information, visit the TDG - Toddler for Diversity Playgroup page on Facebook.



October 14-16, 2011  - "Passion, Process, and Promise!"
Light the firecrackers! SCBWI-Wisconsin’s Annual Fall Retreat is 20 years old! Come join us for a weekend of learning, networking and good times galore! As usual, we have a fabulous faculty consisting of highly accomplished and highly esteemed folks who know the craft and the business inside and outside— and backwards and forwards! 

Authors Kathleen Duey and Marsha Wilson Chall, Illustrator LeUyen Pham, Editors Cheryl Klein (Arthur Levine Books-Scholastic) and Andrea Welch (Beach Lane Books-Simon & Schuster), Agent Tracey Adams (Adams Literary) and Kathleen Horning, Director of the CCBC will highlight the weekend. Together, they’ll fill our minds with new ideas and our souls with inspiration. Sandwiched in between, you’ll find critique sessions, break-out sessions and plenty of kid-lit bonding with your writer/illustrator pals—old  and new.  









July 25-28, 2011 - Summer Storytellers Camp for Kids
Love to write stories?  Join local author Miranda Paul as we explore the library and write and revise our own stories.  You'll leave camp writing better stories and the courage to read them out loud or submit them to be published!  Please bring a short story you’ve written with you on the first day of camp (10 pgs. double-spaced or less).

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