Register Now for Free and/or Almost Free SCBWI Seminars in April

The Regional Chapters of SCBWI have a tradition of offering online webinars. The prices for these webinars are extremely low. I thought that I would share with you the SCBWI Webinars that I’ll attend in April.

Get Your April Off to a Good Start with Frances Gilbert

What’s Your Picture Book Hook?

Date(s) – 04/02/2020
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SCBWI Dakotas is pleased to offer the following webinar:

What’s Your Picture Book Hook?

Learn from Frances Gilbert, Editor-in-Chief of Doubleday Books for Young Readers, what is a hook? And why do you need one? Learn why it’s not enough to just write a nice story: What is the unique detail about your manuscript that will catch the eye of agents, editors, sales reps, booksellers, librarians, and ultimately your customer? Does your story have enough to stand out in a crowded market? Is your elevator pitch effective? …

Frances is not only an executive editor, she is also a published author herself.

I Love My Tutu! by Frances Gilbert, Eren Unten |, Paperback ...   Go, Girls, Go!: Frances Gilbert, Allison Black: 9781534424821 ...

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(HAWAII *All Islands) Matt Forsythe – a closer look

Date(s) – 04/11/2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawaii chapter of SCBWI is happy to announce this two-hour webinar with Matthew Forsythe. During this presentation, intended for illustrators, Matt will give us a closer look into his process. He will talk about his thumbnailing and design process, and what materials and tools he uses to bring his illustrations to life. He will be sharing progress images of a painting at different stages of completion and discussing what decisions are going into each step of the process. We will have time after the presentation for questions.

Matthew Forsythe lives in Montreal where he makes picture books and designs for animation.

Pokko and the Drum: Forsythe, Matthew, Forsythe, Matthew ...

His first picture book Pokko and the Drum, was named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, NPR and Quill and Quire. It was also awarded a Charlotte Zolotow Honor for writing.

He was the Lead Designer on the animated show,  Adventure Time at Cartoon Network.

He is currently designing a stop-motion Christmas film with Netflix and Aardman Animations in the UK, for release Fall 2020.

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Because of the Coronavirus, the parent organization of SCBWI is also offering several FREE webinars. Read about those Here:

The Nevada Regional SCBWI Website Tends to List All of the Upcoming Regional Webinars Here:

There are several webinars that I haven’t listed, and the list of offerings continuously changes.