Jennifer Crow, Interim Curator at The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library, and Zara Arboleda of Channel 47 chat about the writing and illustration contest and how it came about, the importance of creative writing on today’s youth and making the Central Valley aware of its talented local writers!

Cora Cooks Pancit Author, Dorina Lazo Gilmore, talks with Zara Arboleda on CBS 47 about how she became a writer and how important it is to encourage today’s youth to be creative. Wild About Books is the writing and illustration contest for local youths in grades 3-12 from Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare Counties.

Bonnie Hearn Hill, author of the Young Adult Novel Ghost Island, chats with Zara Arboleda of CBS 47 about how she became a writer and the importance of encouraging today’s youths to be creative, to read and to write.