Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WISH UPON A STORY with Sarah Aronson

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Date(s) - 08/21/2017
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bethlehem Area Public Library
11 West Church St. - Bethlehem, PA 18018


Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 4.18.35 PMBreakout sessions with EPA Volunteers include:

Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 2.14.18 PMDIP INTO THE WISHING WELL: Quench Thirsty Prose with Poetic Devices

Wishing for words with more muscle and moxie? We'll look at the ways poetic devices can be integrated into your work-in-progress (any age group or genre) to enrich the sensory and emotional experience of your readers.


Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 2.14.18 PMTEACHERS & WRITERS: Wishing for Voice

Whether it’s Pigeon’s desire to drive that bus or Eleanor’s reluctant, yet inevitable, falling in love, readers experience – Oh, that’s me!— when a character’s Voice echoes their own. Our activity-focused panel of authors, teachers, illustrator, and school director will dissect characters’ Voices and share ways student-writers (and teacher-writers) can discover their own.


Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 2.14.18 PMSCBWI & BEYOND: Opportunities for New Writers and Illustrators

New to writing or illustrating for children? Step one: join SCBWI. What else is there? Join us and we'll share opportunities for new writers and illustrators, including joining a critique group, Pennsylvania events, meet and greets, and more! 


Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 2.14.18 PMWHAT YOUR CHARACTERS WISH YOU KNEW: A Panel Discussion on Character

You'll hear from authors and illustrators as they discuss practices for uncovering character personalities, needs, and backgrounds. There will be a writing/sketching component to this workshop.



Please note 3 ticket choices for the event:

Member and Non-Member tickets with Round Table Critique (limited to first 15 registrations), as well as Session Only tickets

*Session Only includes Sarah Aronson's keynote and admitance into 2 breakout sessions (NOT ROUND TABLE CRITIQUE)

A waitlist will be maintained for those wishing to attend critiques after the first 15 registrations.

Sarah-Aronson6-1In addition to Sarah's The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever, she has also published Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and has a forthcoming nonfiction picture book, Just Like Rube Goldberg. Sarah has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she now instructs other writers on their publishing journeys. She also teaches at the Highlights Foundation,, and is the PAL coordinator for SCBWI-IL. To find out more about Sarah, please visit her website: