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Sunday, March 16, 2008

This Kingdom's Coming

When we celebrated our new sanctuary, we spelled out Kingdom with stones we had held during the service. Pastor James pointed out how warm they were - and it was a moving experience. I think of Sara Groves lyrics, "Without You, I'm a cold, dark stone." How true. I'm also excited about our facilities at Central Baptist for the upcoming writer's conference. Below are the details...

Highlights for Children Editor to Speak in Sioux Falls on March 29 Public Invited to Attend

Marileta Robinson, Senior Editor at Highlights for Children, will speak to area writers, illustrators. and children’s literature enthusiasts on Saturday, March 29, at Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.

Robinson will join four area presenters at the second annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators spring conference, “Creating Stories for Children: Book, Magazines, and Beyond.”

The public is invited to attend. Additional speakers include Angela Corbo Gier, Sioux Falls, designer of children’s books and marketing materials for Disney Publishing Worldwide, Penguin, and other children’s publishers; Roxane B. Salonen, Fargo, author of First Salmon and P is for Peace Garden; Jean L.S. Patrick, Mitchell, author of The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth; and freelance writer, Lori Walsh, Sioux Falls, whose work appears in Babybug and Ladybug.

The conference begins at 9:00 am, followed by an informal manuscript and portfolio exchange at 4:00 pm. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. For information and brochure, please call (605) 996-2110 or visit

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