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
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
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.