Illustrator's Workshop

Japanese Manga artist, Misako Rocks will be holding illustrator workshops at Teen Bookfest by the Bay.

Misako came to the United States when she was 19.

"Her first break came when The Onion decided to use her illustrations for their “Savage Love” column. Shortly after Misako scored a two-book deal with Hyperion and a three-book deal with Henry Holt. Her autobiographical comic, Rock and Roll Love was featured in Best Teens Book List by NYPL."

"She has taught manga drawing classes at Metropolitan Museum and Brooklyn Cherry Blossom Festival and given many speeches in various schools all around the U.S.

Besides her book projects, she currently teaches Manga at The Chapin School in Upper East Side NYC."

You can read more about Misako on her blog or visit her YouTube channel.

Creative Writing Workshop

Presented byDel Mar College English &Philosophy Department andSigma Kappa Delta, EnglishHonor SocietyStudents in Grades 6-12

Inspired by the many talented authors at this year's Teen Bookfest? Want to join their ranks one day or just try your hand at crafting a story? Then, be sure to catch the writer's workshop. This session provides wannabe writers with a chance to learn some new tricks, practice their skills, and get feedback from peers and professionals.

Poetry Workshop

Juan Manuel Perez and Alan Berecka are long time friends who happen to be the first two Poet Laureates of Corpus Christi. Perez will present a workshop on the Hybrid English Haiku form. Participants will learn how to apply the form to urban legends. Berecka will present the idea of word pallets which is a concept young poets can use when they revise their work.