3 Reasons to Sign Up for the Middle Grade Magic Virtual Summit

If you are interested in writing for middle graders, check out Middle Grade Magic, an event put on by School Library Journal.  Can’t attend on April 8, 2020?  Not a worry because the sessions are recorded and you can watch them later.  I spotted sessions on writing humor, writing stories about friends and friendship, and using mythology to help write fantasy.  So that’s reason #1 to sign up.

Great Sessions.  Panels of authors as well as librarians share their expertise on these topics and more including Family Ties in middle grade books as well as library programming for middle graders.  Learning about programming is a great way to improve your own author events. Me?  I want to learn all about escape rooms.

Equally Great Speakers.  Not sold on the topics?  Then take a look at the speakers.  Personally, I’m eager to hear Linda Sue Park speak.  She is the final keynote.  I also want to hear editor and author Andrea Davis Pinkney.  Why haven’t you signed up yet?

Cost.  This event is absolutely free.  Absolutely?  Yep. There are no hidden costs like some events that get you to sign up only to discover that to access the full program you have to sign up for a class that costs $597.   You also aren’t going to have any travel expenses although if you want to use Door Dash to order food in no one can stop you.

The date for this even is on a Wednesday which is one of my busiest days but that’s okay.  I’ll watch the videos later on while walking on my treadmill.  The authors and librarians who speak at SLJ events are excited about books and reading that their enthusiasm rubs off.  Why not benefit from this excitement?  You may hear something that sparks an idea or solves a problem in your current WIP.