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East Sierra (In-Person): STEM, Graphic Novels, and Traditional Print
January 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
KAREN BLAKE LOOKS AT STEM, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND TRADITIONAL PRINT
January 5, 2023
Award-winning writer and poet, and also a STEM game and book publisher, Karen Blake will give the Ridge Writers January 5, 2023 program that starts at 6:30 p.m, at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores. Pubic invited. Admission free. Masks requested.
Her awareness of the importance of STEM education focuses on encouraging kids to learn about how the world works. This goes beyond science and into the world of business. She accomplishes this through games. She launched STEMdelivered.org and Rhizomes Books, Inc. in 2011 following her run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2010. It was her way of meeting the talent required to form the technical team for her publishing company that released two products in 2014, “Physics on the River” (a visual novel) and “Matwa Finds a Brother” (a children’s book). The matching game, Antelope UP, is available on multiple platforms.
For her program, she will discuss finding outlets for her new projects, whether there is a STEM market if members want to break into writing for it, and given her background ranging from graphic novels to traditional print, she will examine the features they would need to succeed such as strong plots and characters, as well as what to know about illustrations, lettering, any software that helps, and finding a publisher.
She will leave plenty of time for Q&A. We hope to see you there.