~ CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
~ WRITING WORKSHOPS
~ LIBRARY PROGRAMS
WINC welcomes new members Megan Shepherd & Julie Fortenberry
WINC Favorite Quotations
You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children." ~ Pablo Casals, cellist
"Children’s literature is a place of great experimentation. Like children themselves, it can be hilariously playful and deeply serious. It isn’t content to sit on shelves and behave. It is inquisitive, exploratory – and difficult to categorise. It tells tales of rabbits and ducks, of vampires and zombies, of ordinary kids in ordinary homes, of love and death, and explores the most profound, joyful and troubling aspects of human experience. It experiments with narrative and form, with the shape of the page and the shape of the book. It is where literary culture is constantly renewed. We overlook this world at our peril. It is, and always will be, at the heart of our cultural life." ~ David Almond
"A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.
~ Madeleine L'Engle
"Growing up with five brothers taught me
that it's good to be the guy telling the story after the lamp
gets broken."~ Jon Scieszka
"Years ago someone said to me, 'Jackson,
your books must be printed on scar tissue.' I was pleased.
~ Richard Jackson, children's book editor
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."~ Pablo Picasso, artist
"Children may be fiends in all kinds of ways, but they
are not hypocrites. If you remember, it was a child who cut
through all the pretence and pointed out that the Emperor had
no clothes on."
~ Joan Aiken, novelist for children