SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • The American Library in Paris is hosting the first ever Teen Author Smash where you'll get a chance to meet young adult authors, ask lots of questions, and get books signed. http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/events-programs/library-events/teen-events/eventdetail/1367/-/teen-author-smash.html Saturday, April 25 from 7:30-9:00pm
  • Looking for Critique Partners? Join the Europe-wide SCBWI member Critique Partner database! Connect with other writers and illustrators in your region and beyond to get valuable feedback on your works-in-progress. For more information, email Elizabeth Brahy at france-ra@scbwi.org  
  • Self-publishing is becoming a more and more popular option for authors and illustrators. In this 90 minute webinar, author Karen Inglis will give an overview of the process and help you understand the key options for self-publishing in print and in eBooks, including: – working with illustrators and editors – how to find the best collaborators – scams to look out for – first steps towards marketing The presentation will be followed by a Q & A. About Karen: Self-published international bestselling author Karen Inglis writes picture books, chapter books and short middle grade novels for ages 3-11. Her time travel adventure The Secret Lake has sold close to 300,000 copies in print in the English language. Karen has presented on children’s self-publishing around the UK and is Children’s Advisor at The Alliance of Independent Authors. She blogs at Selfpublishingadventures.com and is currently working on an update to her hugely popular non-fiction book How to Self-Publish and Market a Children’s Book. DATE: Sunday, May 16, 2021 TIME: 5:00pm (Central European Time) / 11:00am (Eastern Standard Time) COST: 20€ for SCBWI members 40€ for non-members. REGISTER HERE Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Brahy, RA SCBWI France: france-ra@scbwi.org **This webinar is not available as a recording.** **A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary.**
  • In this one-hour webinar, author Laura Purdie Salas will explain what work-for-hire writing means, show how work-for-hire books differ from “trade” or “bookstore” books, and discuss the basics of creating an introductory packet to send out to publishers. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Laura’s always happy to share nuts and bolts, good and bad experiences, and money details, so have your questions ready! About Laura: Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 130 books for kids, including Lion of the Sky, If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be…, and BookSpeak! Her books have earned the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notables, starred reviews, and more. Laura’s written more than 100 books for the U.S. educational market, and her experience has honed her writing skills, paid the bills, and helped her feel like “a real writer.” She offers resources for children’s writers at https://www.laurasalas.com/writing-for-children/ and through her Patreon Group (https://www.patreon.com/LauraPurdieSalas). Laura wrote the book on Writing for the Educational Market: Informational Books for Kids, about work-for-hire writing. She enjoys teaching and speaking at writing conferences around the country (you know, before the pandemic).  DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 TIME: 8:00pm (Central European Time) / 2:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) COST: 15€ for SCBWI members 25€ for non-members REGISTER HERE Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Brahy, RA SCBWI France: france-ra@scbwi.org **This webinar will be available as a recording for 2 weeks only after the live event** **A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event**
  • In this webinar, author Sandra Nickel shares the important lessons she's learned writing nonfiction picture books and will provide helpful tips, including choosing your topic, researching beyond the internet, keeping the illustrator in mind, and finding your theme. Plenty of time for Q & A will be included! Day: Sunday May 22, 2022 Time: 5-6 pm (CET) Where: Via Zoom - link will be sent 24 hours prior €15 SCBWI member ticket €25 Non-member ticket Sandra Nickel is an award-winning author of picture books, including the nonfiction invention story, Nacho’s Nachos, and the nonfiction biographies, The Stuff Between the Stars, and Breaking Through the Clouds. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has presented workshops on writing for children and young adults throughout Europe and the United States. She is honored to be the winner of a Christopher Award, a two-time winner of the Katherine Paterson Prize for picture books, and a finalist for the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction for Younger Readers. You can learn more about Sandra at sandranickel.com CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Join Holiday House editor Elizabeth Law for an interactive 90-minute workshop on how to identify a Hook that that will have anyone wanting to pick up your book. Learn the ingredients for a good hook, and formulas for crafting your own. Then try them out on us!  After the workshop there will be a Q+A to get all your publishing questions answered. Day: Wednesday, May 18,  2022 Time: 6-7:30 pm (CET) Where: Paris 75016 - exact address will be sent out 24 hours prior to event Cost: €20 SCBWI member ticket €30 Non-member ticket *Masks required* Possibility for online critiques at an additional price May 28-29. Details to follow. About Elizabeth: A life-long, avid reader of children’s and young adult literature, Elizabeth Law has been working in the field her whole professional life as an editor and publisher at Penguin Books, Simon and Schuster,  and Egmont USA.  She is currently Backlist and Special Projects Editor at Holiday House Books (NY), and continues to serve writers and artists through her consulting business, ElawReads. DETAILS & REGISTRATION
  • Members Sarah, Gudrun and Lindsey met for breakfast during our annual June 21 Scrawl Crawl.
  • Highlighting the work of our members at the Bologna Book Fair SCBWI stand
About SCBWI FRANCE

SCBWI France was launched in June 1996 and is now a dynamic group from a variety of countries and backgrounds. About half of the SCBWI France membership is made up of published authors and illustrators; the other half is comprised of aspiring creatives and industry professionals.

As a professional association

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Looking for Critique Partners? Join the Europe-wide SCBWI member Critique Partner database! Connect with other writers and illustrators in your region and beyond to get valuable feedback on your works-in-progress. For more information, email Elizabeth Brahy at france-ra@scbwi.org