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Revision with Author Varian Johnson

SCBWI Southwest Texas

Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Revision with Author Varian Johnson

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You've finished a first draft. Congratulations...but you're not finished! Not sure what to do next? Join us on May 19 when author Varian Johnson will discuss revision: where to start, what to look for, and how to come out the other side with a better book

Cost: FREE

About the Speaker

Varian Johnson is the author of Saving Maddie (Delacorte / Random House, 2010), My Life as a Rhombus (Flux / Llewellyn, 2008) and A Red Polka Dot in a World Full of Plaid (Genesis Press, 2005). He was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a BS in Civil Engineering. Varian later attended the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Varian is also the co-founder of The Brown Bookshelf, an online community charged with highlighting established and up-and-coming African-American authors of children’s and young adult literature


Meeting Agenda

10:00 - 11:00 am   News, Speaker

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Open Critique Groups


Open Critique Groups

Whenever we have a free Saturday morning chapter meeting, we offer open critique groups for writers and illustrators during the second hour (11 am - 12 pm).


To participate in open critique groups, bring up to 5 pages of critique-ready work (4 copies) to share. In accordance with SCBWI critique guidelines, a colleague will read your pages aloud, giving you the opportunity to listen to your prose or verse in action — a great test of readability. Bring fiction, nonfiction, illustration, poetry, synopses, query letters, or any other children's literature work you'd like to get feedback on.

Have questions about Revision with Author Varian Johnson? Contact SCBWI Southwest Texas

When & Where

Barnes & Noble
321 NW Loop 410
Ste 104
San Antonio, TX 78216

Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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SCBWI Southwest Texas

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators is a professional group of writers and artists who create for the children's market.

This event is hosted by the Southwest Texas Chapter in San Antonio, Texas. 

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Revision with Author Varian Johnson
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