Don't Be Scared... But This Newsletter is 'On Time!' Lee Wind Newsletter #36: October 2014

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Hi Everyone!

For those of you in the USA, Happy Halloween! I'm getting back on the ball with this frighteningly on-time monthly newsletter, that for your sugared-out reading convenience is organized into four sections:

1.  New on the "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" Blog
2.  Lee's News
3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing World Updates
4.  Current Inspiration

I hope you find it useful and inspiring.

Thanks for reading!
Namaste,
Lee

p.s.  If you'd like to be in touch, please don't hit reply - just send me an email directly at iamle...@gmail.com  Thanks!


1.  New on the "I'm Here. I'm Queer.  What the Hell do I Read?" Blog:


Books:

The Fight: A Teen Rallies Against her School District's 'Neutrality" Policy - a policy that keeps her high school homophobic http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/the-fight-teen-rallies-against-her.html


3 Cubic Feet - a novella about a gay teen in Missouri http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/3-cubic-feet-novella-about-gay-teen-in.html


Culture, Politics, & Gay-Straight Alliance Info:

Until We Could - Poetry and Video come together to create a powerful celebration of love and the right to marry http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/until-we-could-poetry-and-video-come.html



A Great Quote on Race from Professor Dorothy Roberts http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/gsa-mondays-great-quote-on-race-from.html

Gender 101, Epsiode 24 Redux: Nenu's Gender Non-Conforming Heroes http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/gender-101-episode-24-redux-nenus.html

Gender 101, Episode 25 Redux: How Gender non-conforming are you? http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/gender-101-episode-25-redux-how-gender.html


Gender 101, Episode 27 Redux: Emmi's Gender Non-Conforming Heroes http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/gender-101-episode-27-redux-emmis.html

Gender 101, Episode 28 Redux: Emmi's Tips on Interacting with Gender non-conforming people http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/gender-101-episode-28-redux-emmis-tips.html



2.  Lee's News:

I'm excited about two upcoming events:

I'll be moderating a panel discussion on Religion and LGBTQ Equality coming up in Los Angeles on Nov 13, 2014! http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/religion-and-lgbtq-equality-panel-ill.html

And I'll be sharing my "Discover LGBTQ History" presentation on Nov 5th at California State University Fullerton, as part of their afternoon of workshops and discussions exploring "The Rights and Experiences of LGBTQ Students in Public Schools." More info on that presentation here: http://www.smashingstereotypes.org/discover_glbtq_history_presentations



3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing World Updates 

Associate Publisher and Editor Stephanie Lurie: The Exclusive Pre-#NY15SCBWI Conference Interview http://www.leewind.org/2014/10/associate-publisher-and-editor.html

This Creative Life - a wonderful podcast series by YA Author Sara Zarr http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-creative-life-wonderful-podcast.html

Marla Frazee shares some wisdom for Illustrators http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/marla-frazee-shares-some-wisdom-for.html


The 2014 Crystal Kite Winners: SOPHIE'S SQUASH by Pat Zietlow Miller (SCBWI Wisconsin) http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-2014-crystal-kite-winners-sophies.html

The 2014 Crystal Kite Winners - THE KITE THAT BRIDGED TWO NATIONS by Alexis O'Neill (SCBWI California: Central/Coastal) http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-2014-crystal-kite-winners-kite-that.html

The 2014 Crystal Kite Winners - ARMY CAMELS by Doris Fisher (SCBWI Texas: Houston) http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-2014-crystal-kite-winners-army.html

The 2014 Crystal Kite Winners - THE FLAME IN THE MIST by Kit Grindstaff (SCBWI Eastern Pennsylvania) http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-2014-crystal-kite-winners-flame-in.html

The 2014 Crystal Kite Winners - ZAC AND MIA by AJ Betts (SCBWI Western Australia) http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-2014-crystal-kite-winners-zac-and.html

#NY15SCBWI - The 2015 SCBWI Winter Conference Registration is open! http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/10/ny15scbwi-2015-scbwi-winter-conference.html


4.  Current Inspiration:

"We don't want children to suffer. But what do we do about the fact that they do? The trick is to turn that into art."
- Maurice Sendak

From an interview with Ramin Setoodeh in Newsweek, October 8, 2009, as quoted on page 36 of "Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature" by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter D. Sieruta, Candlewick Press, Massachusetts, 2014.



Lee Wind, M.Ed.
Producer, Blogger, Author, Speaker

Founding Blogger of the Award-Winning "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" at http://www.leewind.org
Official Blogger for SCBWI: THE BLOG at http://scbwi.blogspot.com/ and Captain of SCBWI Team Blog
Sign up for the Lee Wind Newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/957bocl

Lee Wind, M.Ed.
Producer, Blogger, Author, Speaker

Founding Blogger of the Award-Winning "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" at http://www.leewind.org
Official Blogger for SCBWI: THE BLOG at http://scbwi.blogspot.com/ and Captain of SCBWI Team Blog
Sign up for the Lee Wind Newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/957bocl

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