Alice B. Mc Ginty-The Psychological Connection: Emotional Power in Writing

  • December 09, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote


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The books we love best are the ones that touch something deep within us.  Why do these books move us?  Explore the elements which give writing depth and power by uncovering the psychological elements below the surface.  This program examines what psychologists have learned about human emotion and behavior and applies that knowledge to the art of children’s literature and writing.

Alice B. McGinty delights in igniting imaginations. As the award-winning author of over 40 children’s books, she makes fiction and non-fiction accessible, engaging, and fun. Books include Kirkus’ Best of 2020, A Story for Small Bear, The Sea Knows, a nonfiction ode to the sea, 2019 Jr. Library Guild Selection, The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney, 2019 Northern Lights Book Award Winner (food category) Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World, the 2015 Sydney Taylor Notable book, Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons, and the 2014 South Asia Book Award honor, Gandhi: A March To the Sea. Eight upcoming titles include The Water Lady (April, 2021) and Step by Step (August, 2021).A frequent presenter at schools and conferences, Alice was awarded the 2017 Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children.

Alice will judge a Children’s Lit Scene Contest for submissions of up to 5 pages. Please see details in the manuscript section on our website:

We offer free student memberships at a discounted rate of $5.00 per session. You must send verification of your student status. Please contact Claudia Katz at for details.

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