Midsouth Region (TN/KY)

Memphis Schmooze

  • 09 Jul 2011
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Cordova Library, Cordova, TN

2011 Memphis Schmooze!

When – Saturday, July 9th

Where – Cordova Library – Meeting Room http://www.memphislibrary.org/about/libraries/cordova.htm

Time - 1:30-3:30 pm

Cost – FREE!

Featuring – Allison Lassieur, SCBWI Midsouth member,

             author, and previous editor (see her bio below).


Allison will host an informal and lively roundtable discussion about how to get your foot in the door in the children's publishing marketplace with editors of both magazines and NF books.


Allison will speak for about 45 minutes. Come early and stay late to enjoy refreshments, to visit with fellow writers and to meet new friends as we talk about our love for writing and illustrating children's stories. Schmoozes are havens for networking. They're also known for igniting creativity and uncovering new or hidden talents that attendees didn't know existed within themselves.


RSVP – Contact Shirley Amitrano at shirleyamitrano@yahoo.com


Allison Lassieur Bio -

After a BA degree in English and journalism, Allison started out as a magazine copyeditor, then worked her way up to editor of such publications as Highlights for Children and Disney Adventures. Now she writes full time, and she has published more than 80 nonfiction books with houses such as Scholastic, Heinneman/Raintree, Black Rabbit, Facts on File, and Capstone Press. She also writes science fiction/fantasy, having published a novel, Legend of the Five Rings: The Unicorn Clan, short stories, and fantasy RPG content. Currently Allison is the head writer for several LEGO magazines, including LEGO Club, LEGO Club Jr., and LEGO Club UK.


Allison has eight books coming out this year: a six-book series “100 Years Ago” from Black Rabbit Books, Hot Topics: Violent Crime from Heinnemen/Raintree, and You Choose: Surviving the Titanic from Capstone Press.

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