Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Call to Illustrators-SCBWI NJ Fall Craft Weekend!

I have a soft spot for this event.
I met my editor for QUINCY here.
It’s also where I took a workshop with Darlene Beck Jacobson, author of WHEELS OF CHANGE-where she gave me insight into how to be a good researcher. That workshop changed the entire trajectory of my first book. (RENATO, which debuted on the Junior Library Guild’s Fall 2017 list!)
Maybe it’s the setting, or the stellar faculty, or the crisp fall air, but writers and illustrators get so much out of this event.
This year, the illustrator intensive is especially great. But you have to register to benefit from the pre-conference feedback before meeting the art director:
On Sunday afternoon propel your work with our 2-hour roundtable session where you share up to five portfolio pieces with Sarah Corbett, Art Director, Workman Publishing and Leeza Hernandez, Author/Illustrator, plus other peers in a group environment. Each member has an allotted time slot to ask questions/discuss the work. Optional Illustrator Roundtable BONUS! Looking for some new direction on your work? Leeza Hernandez has kindly offered to work with illustrators who have any additional personal work (besides the intensive assignment) that they’d like feedback on leading up to the Fall Craft Weekend. Choose one of the following to submit: • a single character development • one picture book dummy or storyboard • postcard campaign Select the Bonus option for the Illustrator Roundtable in Registration. Leeza will work with you during the month of October via email only. Illustrators can then opt to share that work during the roundtable session for final feedback or simply bring your portfolio (up to five images) for the regular round-table discussion.
For more information and to register, visit this link:
-Barbara DiLorenzo
Co-Ara for SCBWI NJ