Do you have an idea for a picture book? Maybe even more than an idea and you’re wondering what to do with it? In this interactive workshop with RGP President Rob Broder you will learn about the booming children’s book publishing industry, how to work your idea into a submission-ready story, and how to go about submitting your story to publishers. Wherever you are in your journey of writing or illustrating for children, come learn the process with someone who learned from the ground up.
Monday, February 26, 2018 from 6:30–8:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, Corvallis, Oregon
(Use 9th St. parking lot entrance.)
Visit the Willamette Writers website for details.
We had a whirlwind weekend finally meeting the author of Grandmother Thorn, Katey Howes, and celebrating the release with her and illustrator Rebecca Hahn. The weekend started Friday when we all met at the Portland Japanese Garden, fitting for the setting of this beautiful book! We followed that up with two packed events at Powell's and Green Bean Books on Saturday and Sunday.
If you haven't seen Grandmother Thorn, request it from your library, shop at your local independent bookstore, or buy it online!
And enjoy these photos from a memorable weekend.
Check out what we have going on this summer!
Sunday, June 11 at 9pm PST
Ripple Grove Press's own Rob Broder will be calling in to talk with radio DJ Bill Ayres on 95.5PLJ in NYC. They'll be talking about the book Mr. Tanner, written by Harry Chapin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo, and creativity.
Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres created the non-profit WhyHunger in the 1970s that still helps to end hunger on a global scale.
You can stream the program here: http://streema.com/radios/95.5_WPLJ
Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6
This year Ripple Grove Press is taking part in the Willamette Writers Conference's Pitch Sessions.
If you're registered for the conference, you can sign up to meet with either Rob or Amanda to present your story ideas, manuscript, and/or artwork face-to-face.
We look forward to meeting and hearing your stories!
Happy Independent Bookstore Day!
As an independent publisher we appreciate everything indie bookstores are doing. Stop by your local indie bookstore to celebrate and help support small businesses, reading, community...and love of books!
The song Mr. Tanner was released in 1973 off Harry Chapin’s Short Stories album. The song was inspired by a mediocre review about a baritone singer in The New York Times. That very singer, Martin Tubridy was there to sing Mr. Tanner at the concert.