Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mentors Needed for SCBWI - Oregon


The League of Exceptional Writers is looking for a few outstanding writers and illustrators for next year's season. The League is a free mentoring program sponsored by the Oregon SCBWI and Powell's. Our goal is to help avid young writers and illustrators find their fellow book people and learn about the business and craft of making books. Our past mentors have included authors, illustrators, poets, comic book and graphic novel artists, editors and literary agents. They’ve presented League meetings on everything from how book cover art is chosen to how to write a hilarious scene or a drop dead scary one.

As the Youth Outreach Coordinator I am now looking for next year's League Mentors. Every participating mentor will appear on a flyer sent out to schools and libraries all over the region. They will be put on Powell's online calendar and Powell's will order in a copy of your book to feature during the presentation. For this reason mentors need to have a book in print in a format that Powell's is able to sell. The exception would be editors, agents and art directors who would speak to the book-making profession. The Oregon SCBWI offers a modest honorarium for each mentor. Our league members especially love it when two writers present together so you are very welcome to propose a team presentation. Please email me with a proposed session topic and information about you and your books.

When: Second Saturdays from October to May from 2-3pm

Where: The Cedar Hills Crossing Powell's

            3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
            Beaverton, Oregon

Who: Young avid writers between the ages of 8 and 18 are invited. In practice most of them are between the ages of 10 and 16.

The calendar for the 2016-17 school year will be:

Oct 8       Feb 11
Nov 12     Mar 11
Dec 10     Apr 8
Jan 14     May 13

Thank you very much!

Rosanne Parry

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