• With author Lisa M. Bakos & artist Rose Cooper August 29th from 4-6:45 pm Orangevale Youth Center Limited seating--sign up now!


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Have you ever wanted to write a children's book? Do you have an idea for a kid's book but don't know what to do next? Are you an artist looking to break into the world of children's books? Come learn the basics from a published picture book author and from a published artist. Brought to you by SCBWI, this low-cost TWO-FOR-ONE session is perfect for those that are just starting out on the writing journey, and those that are looking for a little more direction.

Beginner Steps to Writing & Illustrating Children's Books
Orangevale Youth Center, 6745 Hazel Ave, Orangevale, CA
Saturday, August 29, 2015
4-6:45 pm
4:00-5:15pm Author Lisa M. Bakos and Q&A 
5:30-6:45 Artist/Author Rose Cooper  and Q&A

The session is sponsored by your friendly SCBWI region. Cost is only $10 for SCBWI members and $25 for nonmembers. Participants may also sign up at Meetup.com, but members should sign up here to get the membership discount.


Seating is limited, so sign up now!

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Lisa will explain some do's and don't do's for the aspiring children's book author as well as share her personal experience with submitting manuscripts, acquiring an agent, navigating contracts and the integral aspects an illustrator contributes to an author's finished product. She will also speak to the invaluable resource SCBWI has been throughout the process to becoming a published author!