Poetry & Writing

Selected Poems in Books
Tabatha Yeatts, IMPERFECT: poems about mistakes: an anthology for middle schoolers, Compiled by Tabatha Yeatts, 2018, poem: Temptation. 
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Compiled by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, 2017, poem: Mom’s Beauty

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2014-2015, Compiled by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, 2016, poem: Toady, and Cover Illustration.

Poems Published Online

Selected Poems at Today’s Little Ditty, Blog of Michelle Heidenrich Barnes: http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com
2018  Spring … Watch and Listen, May 9, 2018, Ditty Challenge by Julie Fogliano
2017 Ode to Spring Soil, March 7, 2017, Ode Poem, Ditty Challenge by Helen Frost

2016 Madame de Pompadour, May 19, 2016, Persona Poem, Ditty Challenge by Laura Shovan

Unpretentious Pencil, March 16, 2016, Small Things Poem, Ditty Challenge by Amy Ludwig  

2015 Mystified Mango, October 26, 2015, Love Poem, Ditty Challenge by Marcus Ewert
Toady, September 10, 2015, Me Poem, Ditty Challenge by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Hillary’s Running Again, April 22, 2015, Clerihew, Ditty Challenge by Kwame Alexander

Narcissus, March 26, 2015, Tanka, Ditty Challenge by Margarita Engle

Dear Frozen February, February 17, 2015, Letter Poem, Ditty Challenge by David Elliott

Selected Poems at Beyond Literacy Link, Blog of Carol Varsalona http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com:
2017 Seeds of Tomorrows Fruits, Tanka; Bees and Me, haiku; October Prayer, haiku; Autumn Ablaze Gallery, December 2017,

June Berries, haiku; Celebrate Solstice, haiku, Sunkissed Summer Gallery, September 24, 2017

Towering Tulip, haiku; Spring's Softness; Truth is Nature, haiku; Springsations Gallery, July 28,2017 

Can You Hear the Birds, haiku; Drear February's, Tanka; Winter Wonder Gallery March 31, 2017

Mother Milkweed, Autumnventure Gallery December 22, 2016

Selected Poems at Writing and Illustrating, Blog of Kathy Temean: https://kathytemean.wordpress.com
2014 Hustle of Hanukkah, December 16, 2014
        Halloween Haiku, October 30, 2014

Selected Poem At
Highland Park Poetry’s Exquisite Corpse 2012, Highland Park Poetry, Highland Park, IL

Michelle Kogan, Illustrator in the Spotlight, “Michelle Kogan, Four-Year Update,” Fall 2017, SCBWI-IL The Prairie Wind, http://www.Illinois.scbwi.org

Michelle Kogan, Illustrator Tips: “Inspirational Blog Review for Illustrators and Writers,” Spring 2015, The Prairie Wind, Newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of the SCBWI. www.scbwi.org

Michelle Kogan, “Why I Paint City Creatures,” City Creatures Blog, http://bit.ly/1r5vmo1 July 2014

Michelle Kogan, Illustrator in the Spotlight, “Journey with a Painter, Illustrator, and Writer,” January 2013, SCBWI-IL The Prairie Wind, http://www. Illinois.scbwi.org

Writing Classes/Conferences

Webinar-Writing Lyrical and Rhyming Picture Books with Renée La Traloupe, offered by Julie Hedlund

2017-2011 SCBWI-IL (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day, Harper College, Palatine, IL. 

SCBWI-IL Chicago Network Lecture on Kick-starter campaign and self-publishing with Savy Leiser.

SCBWI-IL Network Meeting with Editors from Cricket Magazine Group, 7-12-2017, Glenview, IL.

Melissa Sweet-Zena Sutherland Lecture, Chicago Public Library

Spring Thaw SCBWI-IL Conference: Pitch Frenzy.

Marilyn Nelson-Zena Sutherland Lecture, Chicago Public Library

2016-Present- Forms and Features Poetry Workshops at the Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

North Network Meeting-“Behind the Newberry Committee, 5-11-201

Jack Gantos-Zena Sutherland Lecture, Chicago Public Library

The Write Place: A Facilitated Children’s Book Writers Group, Esther Hershenhorn, Instructor, The Newberry, Chicago, IL.

SCBWI Spring Thaw Conference: Kathleen Duey and Liz Scanlon, Chicago, IL.

SCBWI Wild Midwest Conference, Fort Wayne, In.

SCBWI Winter Thaw Conference: Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine Books, National Lewis University, Skokie, IL.

CBWI NYC Winter Conference and Illustrator’s Intensive, New York, NY. 2011.




L'Amour, Study after Madame Pampadour's engraving, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © Michelle Kogan.

L'Amour, Study after Madame Pampadour's engraving, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © Michelle Kogan.

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