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You're Such a Character!

SCBWI Metro-NY Chapter

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

You're Such a Character!

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September 11, 2012

You're Such a Character

Creating realistic, relatable characters is key to developing a story that sells. Penguin Executive Editor Jill Santopolo will analyze some fictional characters who do the job well, and will talk about some tricks authors can employ to inhabit their own characters more fully. Come ready to climb into your characters' skins, speak in their voices and see the world through their eyes.

Jill Santopolo is an Executive Editor at Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. She is also the author of The Nina, The Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure (Scholastic, 2008) and The Ransom Note Blues (Scholastic, 2009), and holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her not-so-spare time, she teaches fiction writing at McDaniel College and is a thesis adviser at The New School.


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Walk ins: although we do accept walk ins, events often sell out so pre-registering is recommended.

Event details:   Doors open at 7.15pm.  Seating is limited to the first 70 people, including seats sold by check. 

Late arrivals: if you are pre-registered and you have not checked in by 7:25pm, we reserve the right to assign your seat to someone else. 

To pre-register by check, please list which event you are attending, make the check payable to SCBWI Metro NY, and mail to: SCBWI Metro NY, PO Box 1475, New York, NY 10276-1475.  In order not to overtally, we will only accept checks that arrive before Mar 3.  After that checks will be returned.     


Last minute changes: please check the calendar closer to the event in case of unforeseeable last minute changes.


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When & Where

138 West 15th Street
Ground floor, between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue
New York, 10011

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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