SCBWI

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Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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CROSSOVER WEBINARS: Writers Who Want to Illustrate & Illustrators Who Want to Write

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/07/2021 - 06/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Category(ies)


Join us for one or both!

Writers Who Want to Illustrate

Monday, June 7, 2021

@7pm

(Lecture recordings will be available for all participants registered before the event.)

 

Are you  a beginning illustrator? Or maybe a writer who has dabbled in drawings or just toyed with the idea of illustrating your own work? Perhaps you’re a beginning writer who would benefit from knowing how to think more like an illustrator? If any of these sound like you, join literary agent Shadra Strickland for a discussion on just what it takes to become an author-illustrator. Not only will it open doors to query a wider range of literary agents, but knowing what it takes to become an illustrator just might help strengthen your writing as well.
 *Registration for the live webinar link closes 5am the morning of the event.
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Illustrators Who Want to Write

Thursday, June 10, 2021

@7pm

(Lecture recordings will be available for all participants registered before the event.)

Have you started your publication journey with a focus on illustrating? Have a story that’s blooming in your artwork? Or maybe you’re new to writing and illustrating? Join literary agent Shadra Strickland as she shares experiences from her own journey as an illustrator who started to write. Not only will it open doors to query a wider range of literary agents, but understanding story writing just might help strengthen your illustrations as well.

*Series registration closes 5am on Thursday, June 10.
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 CRITIQUES–Illustration Portfolios and Picture Books Only: (at additional cost of $50; add a ZOOM meeting to your critique for an additional $10) 
UPDATED 5/28/2021–All submissions due to the DropBox by Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Zoom meetings with Shadra will be held Monday, June 28 & Tuesday, June 29 from 4-7pm. Zoom information will be sent after the webinar.
Portfolio:
Six or fewer portfolio ready illustrations/sketches medium resolution JPG to be reviewed.  An email will be sent to you with a link to a shared dropbox.  If you are having trouble downloading dropbox you can send a jpg to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org.
Manuscript Critique or Dummy Critique: Send one full manuscript plus a 2-3 sentence pitch in the same document. Format your work in 12 point font, with one-inch margins, and double spacing. 5-page maximum. An email will be sent to you with a link to a shared dropbox.  If you are having trouble downloading dropbox you can send a jpg to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.orgManuscript critiques are 15 minutes long.

⇒Please include your name on every page of your work as a header or a footer, as well as identifying information on page one: first & last name, email address, title, genre.

⇒Please SAVE YOUR FILE as Webinar Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT as a PDF or DOC or DOCx.

    Example: Strickland_Strocchia_PURPLE CARROTS


 

Get to know your instructor:

Shadra Strickland is an award-winning illustrator. She won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 2009 for her work in her first picture book, Bird, written by Zetta Elliott. Strickland co-illustrated Our Children Can Soar, winner of a 2010 NAACP Image Award. Shadra studied, design, writing, and illustration at Syracuse University and later went on to complete her M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Shadra travels the country conducting workshops and sharing her work with children, teachers, and librarians. She currently works and teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 


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