Writing Workshop for Kids with Jake Burt

Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel, Greetings from Witness Protection! was named a Fall 2017 Indies Introduce title. A fifth-grade classroom teacher, Jake lives with his family in Hamden, Connecticut. He's visiting The Book Stall because his new book, The Right Hook of Devin Velma, has just been released! Jake will talk about his work and lead young writers in a quick-paced writing workshop.

Join us to talk creativity and realistic fiction with a rising star! We supply everything you need for the workshop, as well as an after-school snack. 

This writing workshop is recommended for ages  10 - 14, and reservations are required. The cost of the workshop is a $5.00 gift card purchased the day of the event. 

In The Right Hook of Devin Velma, Devin wants to hit it big on the internet by pulling a stunt at an NBA game--one the entire nation will be watching. Addison can't turn his best freind Devin down, but he can barely manage talking to his teachers without freezing up. How's he supposed to handle the possibility of being a viral sensation?

Addi's not sure why Devin is bent on pulling off this almost-impossible feat. Maybe it has something to do with Devin's dad's hospital bills. Maybe it all goes back to the Double-Barreled Monkey Bar Backflip of Doom. Or maybe it's something else entirely. No matter what, though, it's risky for both of them, and when the big day finally comes, Devin's plan threatens more than just their friendship.

With memorable protagonists and a wonderful supporting cast, The Right Hook of Devin Velma is a one-of-kind knockout in middle-grade fiction. 


Event date: 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Right Hook of Devin Velma Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250168627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018

From the author of Greetings from Witness Protection! comes another unforgettable middle-grade novel about friendship and family.