phone (720) 289-4430
Debra is the Director of after school
and summer arts programming at two elementary schools in Arvada, Colorado. She
writes poetry, fiction, children's books and plays and has poetry in The Cortland Review,
Margie Review: The American Journal of Poetry and her short play, A Case of Good Scents
was included in the Playwright's Festival of the Western Region. Debra earned a BFA in
professional acting from East Carolina University.
Member Colorado Poets Association
Member of the Society of Children's
Book Writers and Illustrators www.scbwi.org
Available March 2008
friendship and helps dispel many misconceptions about life in a wheelchair. "
By Debra Shirley
Writer's Essential Toolkit
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
September 29th - October 27th
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
you have ever wanted to write a childrens book or have one started, join us for this
practical and informative class. Debra Shirley, author of Best Friend on Wheels, shares
the tips and tricks she has learned along her publishing journey. From mining for book
ideas to receiving your first book contract, this class gives you an overview of the
childrens book writing and publishing process, as well as specifics such as
understanding childrens book genres, researching the childrens market, query
letters and manuscript submissions. Each class includes writing exercises with weekly
assignments to get your creative writing juices flowing. Jumpstart your own project with
creativity sparkers and constructive critique offered in a friendly, nurturing atmosphere.
Beginners welcome. Supply list: Bring writing materials (paper and pen).
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PTA's, Writer's Groups
Workshops, Poetry Workshops and Publishing Workshops
Debra is a professonally trained
actress/storyteller with more than twenty years of performing experience.
Each author visit includes a
pre-consultation to determine your specific curriculum needs.
Call or email for current fee