The Amazing Amigas of April Arrive Anon!
Wednesday, April 20:
Monthly Meeting with Special Guests (above)!
Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall, 6:15–9pm
Free for Passport Holders. $10 for SCBWI members. $15 for non-members.
Keep It Simple Art Showcase begins at 6:15 pm.
Meeting starts at 7pm (get there early for snacks and chat), till 9pm.
Inside an Editor's Brain
Random House Children's Books Senior Editor Caroline Abbey and Bloomsbury Children's Books Senior Editor Mary Kate Castellani become our “Gray Matter Guides,” giving us a behind-the-scenes tour through all the different ways editors think about a project. The tour winds up in YOUR brain and how you should be using it for your writing. You’ve never had a tour like this!
Putting on a Curator Hat
Art director, graphic designer, and educator Joy Chu will talk about how curating the illustration exhibit Writing With Pictures at The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, was much like organizing a picture book – a really BIG picture book. With rooms. Exploring several case studies of the myriad ways artists are influenced, Joy will inspire your creative flame!
Keep It Simple Art Showcase
Ooh and ahh over the amazing artwork of 40 illustrators from our chapter, showcased informally in the lobby of Demaray Hall prior to our meeting, beginning at 6:15pm. This showcase is closed to additional submissions. Thanks to those illustrators who grabbed this opportunity early!
Thursday, April 21:
Library Seminar Room of Ames Library, Seattle Pacific University campus.
Those writers and illustrators with scheduled consults should have their confirmation emails and parking passes. Send us a frantic email if you don’t.
Master Classes – still some seats available!
1) Writers’ Master Class: Caroline Abbey & Mary Kate Castellani
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Demaray 150, Seattle Pacific University campus.
First hour: Finding A Hook with Caroline Abbey
What’s a hook? Why are they important? How are they used to pitch books to sales and marketing teams? We'll look at examples and brainstorm to come up with hooks of our own.
Second hour: Making Your Writing Sing with Mary Kate Castellani
Okay, so you’ve hooked your reader. Now how do you hold their interest? Mary Kate Castellani will share examples of writing that made her stand up and take notice and help you find ways to make your writing sing.
2) Illustrators’ Master Class with Joy Chu
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Demaray 358, Seattle Pacific University campus.
Using filmic storytelling as our model, we’ll create multi-panel storyboards to consider pacing, movement, framing and action. Stick figures are fine because this is about sketching out a good story from start to finish! Flex your drawing chops, tell stories, figure out what works and have fun!
To sign up for a Master Class:
1. If you are a Passport Holder, click the link in your email confirmation, log in and click the Modify button to add the class.
2. Write a check to SCBWI WWA in the appropriate amount (see below) and bring it with you to Wednesday’s meeting or to the Master Class on Thursday OR mail it (immediately!) to:
SCBWI WWA, PO Box 30505, Seattle, WA. 98113
The non-refundable fee is $80 for non-members and $60 for SCBWI members. Include a note about which class you are signing up for.
We can’t wait to see you Wednesday, April 20!
Dana Arnim and Dana Sullivan
Co-Regional Advisors, SCBWI Western Washington