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The @MiddleGradeHub is an online writing community co-founded by Malia Maunakea, Jenny Mattern, and me.  Our goal was to bring middle-grade writers together and create a place of mutual respect in which we could support each other’s writing journeys. We facilitate small writing groups, host author chats on the business and craft of writing, and are there for each other every step of the way.

Recent Middle Grade Hub Books:

Are you a Middle-Grade Hub member with a traditionally (big or small press) published book that would like to have featured on my site? Click here.

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Festival U – A Fundraiser benefiting the San Diego Writers Festival
 One Day ~ Online ~ 6 Amazing Workshops ~ $60

Festival U Schedule

Session 1 (10 am to 11 am PT)
Books that Change the World – How Authors with a Cause Can Impact Us All with Winnie Li and Valena Beety. Moderated by Anastasia Zadeik

Session 2 (11 am – 12 pm PT)
On Memory and Metaphor – Bringing the Past to Life with Sue William Silverman

Session 3 (12 – 1 pm PT)
The Art and Craft of Middle Grade Fiction with Award Winning Author, Chris Baron

Session 4 (1pm – 2pm PT)
Historical Fiction: Keeping it Real While Keeping it Interesting with Jennifer Coburn

Session 5 (2 pm – 3 pm)
Nothing is Wasted – The Art of How the Writer Brings It All Together with Judy Reeves 

Session 6 (3 pm to 4 pm)
Ask An Agent – An Hour to Ask Any Question You Have Ever Had! With Lilly Gharhamani
Delicious food tasting! Stellar conversation! Hope you can join us! Link in stories
FESTIVAL U
A DO-NOT-MISS ONLINE EVENT!
SIX PHENOMENAL PRESENTERS for ONLY SIXTY DOLLARS
A fundraiser benefiting the 2024 San Diego
Writers Festival
Register: https://bit.ly/FestivalU
IMWA September Newsletter: Welcome Back to School with FESTIVAL U!
FESTIVAL U
A DO-NOT-MISS ONLINE EVENT! 
SIX PHENOMENAL PRESENTERS 
for ONLY SIXTY DOLLARS
A fundraiser benefiting the 2024 San Diego Writers Festival
Register:  https://bit.ly/FestivalU
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Mark Your Calendars!
Memoir Mondays Start June 3!
Tracy J. Jones will take the first ten minutes to check in with any writers who want to share a success, challenge, or update on their writing projects. If you are interested, there will be a prompt for each session. Come for 15 minutes or stay for two hours.

All genres are welcome!
SDWF Photo Recap!
The day was magnificent!
Thank you, everyone! YOU made the festival happen!
Please consider supporting us as we begin planning for next year’s festival!
Donate today!
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Did you know that generosity is an important key to happiness? Consider supporting the @sdwritersfest today for a serotonin boost! Visit our IMWA website link in bio to donate.
Save the date for our next meeting!  Attorney Kelley A. Way will be presenting on Copyright and Fair Use! #memoir #memoirwriters #imwa
Join us for our February member meeting, an afternoon with memoirist Jennifer Silva Redmond, author of Honeymoon by the Sea.

Jennifer will discuss the craft of writing memoir and will her per publishing experience.

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