Friday, May 10, 2019

June 1: Christopher Eliopoulos at the National Archives

The Write Stuff 2019

Embark on a quest to find the "Write" Stuff! You are invited to join award-winning authors and illustrators at the National Archives on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 to learn about the writing, illustration, and research that go into making a book.

The "Write" Stuff is FREE and open to the public! Aspiring authors and illustrators of all ages are encouraged to join the celebration of using research for storytelling. If you are unable to attend in person, you can stream the morning author conversations on YouTube and Facebook Live.


This year, we are excited to be joined by L. M. Elliott (Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship, Suspect Red), Christopher Eliopoulos (the Ordinary People Change the World series), Debbie Levy (I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaves Her Mark, Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War, This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality), and Pamela M. Tuck (As Fast As Words Could Fly). The day will start in the McGowan Theater for the Author Conversations session where moderator Zachary Clark (of 826DC) will ask the authors about the role of research in their work. This will be followed by an audience Q&A session where you can ask your own questions and find out everything you want to know about writing and illustration!

After a break for lunch, the day will continue in the Boeing Learning Center. There, you will be able to meet with authors one-on-one, as well as staff from the National Archives and 826DC, so you can learn even more about research and writing. Join each featured author/illustrator in a spotlight workshop and choose from a selection of books by our special guests to purchase and have signed throughout the afternoon.

Mark your calendars for this incredible opportunity, and don't forget to register above! We are excited to see you there.

The "Write" Stuff Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (and streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live)

  • -Author Conversations and Q&A with audience

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Boeing Learning Center

  • -Purchase books, then chat with authors and illustrators as you get your books signed
  • -Participate in author spotlight sessions- including readings, workshops, and presentations
  • -Learn about research at the National Archives in our Learning Lab stacks
  • -Interact with staff from 826DC
  • -Thank authors/illustrators by leaving a note
  • -Engage in family friendly hands-on activities in the ReSource Room

Featured Authors

Christopher Eliopoulos began his career working for Marvel Comics and has worked on literally thousands of comics. He's written or illustrated comics including Cow Boy, Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius and Pet Avengers. He's the author/illustrator of a couple of graphic novels, Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem and illustrates the Ordinary People Change the World series which is being adapted to a PBS animated show for children titled Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. 

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