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For Immediate Release

August 1, 2014

For More Information Contact:
Donna Throckmorton, Library Services Consultant
Phone: (602) 926-3369

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"More than Just the Facts" Making Nonfiction FUN!
A writing workshop with author Conrad J. Storad

AROUND ARIZONA – Science writer Conrad J. Storad provides a beginner’s guide to writing and presenting nonfiction written for kids ages 5-12. Teachers, parents, and writers who work with young readers will learn tips and takeaways as they complete several short writing exercises during the session. This workshop is for writers of all ages.

Storad will teach how to write factual material in an entertaining manner.  He will also present strategies on how to keep enthusiastic and reluctant readers engaged. Find this upcoming writing workshop at one of these Arizona public libraries:

  • August 20, 2014                     Tempe Public Library          
  • August 22, 2014                     Oro Valley Public Library                            
  • September 15, 2014                Copper Queen Public Library, Bisbee
  • September 20, 2014                Coolidge Public Library        
  • September 26, 2014                Camp Verde Community Library     
  • September 30, 2014                Foothills Branch Public Library, Glendale

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young adults. Storad’s new picture books for 2014 include Monster in the Rocks (A Southwest Desert Tale) and Gator, Gator, Second Grader.

Contact the hosting library for more information or register at:

This project is made possible by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of ONEBOOKAZ, with additional funding provided by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State. ONEBOOKAZ is an exciting program that brings communities together through literature. Beginning in April every year, this program encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussions and programs centered around that book. In addition to traditional ONEBOOK programming held in April, an eBook writing competition will determine the selected titles for 2015 ONEBOOKAZ.  Submissions will be accepted electronically between October 1 and October 14 at

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