2012 Workshops and Faculty

Mining Memories: Turning The Seed of Your HisStory Into Children’s Books (Weekend - Level: All) – Ana Baca

Have you always wanted to write for children but don't know how to get started? This weekend seminar will explore the process of children's book writing: from mining your own memories, development of age appropriate topics, characters and themes, to finding a publisher and marketing your work to parents, teachers and children.

Ana Baca
Ana Baca - photo credit Kim Jew

Ana Baca's most recent children’s picture book Tia’s Tamales (UNM Press, 2011) was honored with the New Mexico Book Award for “Best Children’s Picture Book” in 2011. Her first novel Mama Fela's Girls also received the New Mexico Book Award for “Best Historical Fiction” and was first runner up for the Zia Book Award given by New Mexico Press Women. She is also the author of three popular children's picture books, Benito's Bizcochitos, Chiles for Benito, and Benito's Sopaipillas.  Through her writing, she hopes to help celebrate and preserve a slice of New Mexican culture.