Tucson Festival of Books

Dianne White (she/her/hers)


Dianne White is an award-winning author of picture books. Recent and forthcoming publications include "Look and Listen: Who's in the Garden," "Meadow, Brook?" illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford, "Dark on Light," illustrated by Felicita Sala, "Winter Lullaby," illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki and "The Sharing Book," illustrated by Simone Shin. Dianne holds an elementary bilingual teaching credential, a master's degree in Language and Literacy and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Scheduled events:
Writing Workshop: The Inspiration of the Ordinary, Ages 5-12
In this interactive STEM poetry reading and writing workshop, we’ll become junior scientists, practicing observation as a way into poetry. We’ll consider three short bug poems by child poets, noticing how each describes bugs in fresh ways. Then, we’ll study a photo of a familiar creature and collect words, looking with a poet’s eye to see how the extraordinary often hides within the familiar. First, we’ll draft a group poem, and then, participants will be encouraged to write their own.

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Dianne White
Moderator: Juanita Havill
Writing Poetry about Nature for Children
Two authors will describe how they use poetry in writing picture books about nature that engage readers. Melissa Marr is the author of "Wild Horses" about a herd of wild horses in the Salt River Valley in Arizona and Dianne White's most recent picture books focus on nature at night and listening to the sounds of nature.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Melissa Marr, Dianne White
Moderator: Juanita Havill

Books:
Look and Listen
Who's in the Garden, Meadow, Brook?
Children / Teens
Holiday House
June 2022
ISBN 9780823443468
32 pages

Dark on Light
Children / Teens
Beach Lane Books
December 2022
ISBN 9781534487895
48 pages