YOU ARE INVITED...
The Judy Lopez Memorial Awards for Children's Literature are granted annually to works of literary excellence for nine to twelve-year-olds. The awards are made in remembrance of Judy Lopez, a founding member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Women's National Book Association who was deeply interested in seeing that children's literature of quality is recognized and rewarded.
Established in 1985, the Judy Lopez Memorial Awards presentation and dinner are held each year on the second Sunday of June (June 9) at the UCLA Faculty Center. This is consistently an evening of inspiration and delight for authors, librarians, and booklovers, and we would love to have you join us.
Go to www.judylopezbookaward.org to read more. There on the website you will find instructions on how to receive a hard copy invitation to this event.
This is an event for authors and readers of all ages and genres...not just for people interested in children's literature. The dinner conversations are interesting and eclectic, and the speeches never fail to entertain and engage....and occasionally prompt a standing ovation.
ANNOUNCING---- New Executive Board Member-at-Large Lindsay Lees has organized our chapter's first Writing Critique Group! Lindsay has been working on this project for several weeks, and the group will meet for the first time on May 31st. She has gathered together a group of 10 writers who are pursuing publication and looking for support and critique from their peers. Congratulations, Lindsay!
WNBA/LA LOOKING FOR---- We have two open positions on the WNBA/LA Executive Board... Corresponding Secretary --this person is responsible, for the most part, for sending thank you notes!! Publicity Chair --this person organizes and helps with publicity for all of our events. Would you be interested in helping out by taking one of these positions? Let me know... firstname.lastname@example.org and THANKS!