Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Travel Inspired Writing

A two hour workshop at Sutra Global Imports in Dakota, MN in which I will help you take your travel experiences and turn them into power on the page in the form of creating dynamic settings and luscious descriptions. More information can be found here.

Jun
27
3:00 pm15:00

Stories That POP!

In this two hour workshop for young writers we will work on taking the kernel of a story idea and popping it up into something warm, delicious and flavorful by exploring and experimenting with the story elements of character, setting, conflict, dialogue and resolution. Location of the workshop is Craft Time Studio in Tomah, WI.


May
15
8:00 am08:00

Mauston School Visit

Illustrator Jason Gerke and I will spend the day at two Mauston Elementary Schools sharing our passion for words and art. Students will enjoy an interactive presentation that will have their imaginations working at full tilt! Book sales available day of presentation. 

Apr
28
Apr 30

Untitled Town

  • Green Bay, WI USA

Over the course of three days, festival attendees will be able to choose from a long list of readings, discussions, panels, workshops, and other events of interest to writers and to readers held at venues in Downtown Green Bay. 

I will be speaking on Saturday at the Brown County Library from 2:30-3:30. My topic of conversation is; Thinking Out of the Book Box: Ways to make connections and get your writing noticed. 

Here is the link to the event. Hope to see you there! http://untitledtown.org/events/thinking-out-of-the-box-ways-to-make-connections-and-get-your-writing-noticed

Apr
22
9:30 am09:30

Central Wisconsin and Wisconsin State Reading Association Author Festival (Steven's Point, WI)

Do you love children's books? Are you interested in the creative process? Would you like to meet some authors and learn about their craft? If so, please join us at the Portage County Public Library! Amanda Zieba, Ryan Haack, and Lynn Markham will share the ins and outs of writing great children's literature. This event is free of charge and open to all ages. Snacks and door prizes will be provided, and the authors will be available for book signings. Hope to see you there! More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557325617611717/ 

Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Midwest Reading Council and Wisconsin State Reading Association Author Festival (Holmen, WI)

In the morning Amanda will spend the day working with K-8 students, helping them generate story ideas and then growing those ideas into solid stories that capture the attention of their readers. In the afternoon Amanda will speak to parents, educators and community members about how to foster a love of reading and writing in their homes and classrooms. Information about the Author Festival can be found here: http://www.wsra.org/authors-festivals

Mar
28
5:00 pm17:00

Short Story Workshop

In this workshop we'll work on how to write a short story & what to do with it! Local Author Amanda Zieba will teach us idea generation through publication. Location: Craft Time Studio (Tomah, WI) Cost: $25 Time: 5:00-7:00 Because of the publication side of this workshop we are limiting ages to 16+. 

Mar
19
11:00 am11:00

Wisconsin Media and Technology Association Conference

At this conference for librarians and school media specialists Amanda will be a part of both the Wisconsin Author Book Fair and also panel discussions on writing, reading and engaging students with the written word. More details can be found by clicking here: http://www.wemta.org/conference/authorfair.cfm 

Mar
8
9:00 am09:00

Emergent Writers and Illustrators Workshop

Author Amanda Zieba and Illustrator Jason Gerke will spend an entire day in Chippewas Falls, WI inspiring and encouraging young writers and artists as they work together to create a story in author/illustrator partnerships. Sponsored by CESA #10, this second appearance by Amanda and Jason is one of the highlights of their year.  

Feb
27
12:00 pm12:00

Author Illustrator School Visit (New Lisbon, WI)

Amanda Zieba and illustrator Jason Gerke will engage, entertain and educate the students of New Lisbon Elementary School in the ways of the book creating world. In the evening, Amanda and Jason will speak to parents and community members about their books and ways to foster a love of reading in their home. Book sales, caricatures and autographs will be available after the evening presentation. 

Feb
18
11:00 am11:00

Wisconsin Geocaching Association Chili Feed

Guess who's hanging out with the coolest geocachers in the state this Saturday? This author-girl! The Wisconsin Geocaching Association is hosting their 8th Annual Chili Feed in Fond Du Lac, WI and I'll be there to tell them all about my newest book: The Birthday Cache, a middle grade geocaching adventure book. You do not need to be a member of the WGA to attend. $2 per bowl of chili and books too? Here is a link with more event information.