Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

AUGUST 2022: Webinar Video Replays

Date(s) - 08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
San Francisco North & East Bay

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For the month of Aug. 2022 ONLY


Register for one, two, three, or all four! Watch anytime on your own schedule through the month of August.


Registration deadline: July 31.

Please note: replay video links will be sent on Aug. 1st.


Limited scholarships available. Please scroll to the bottom for more info.



BIG FEELINGS: How to Capture Emotions in Picture Books

Make your picture book emotionally true by learning how to accurately portray a child’s internal experiences with joy, grief, gratitude, depression, anxiety, anger, and more. Join Michael Genhart, author of They’re So Flamboyant, in a zoom conversation with Magination Press Editorial Director Kristine Enderle (r), and Jackie Azúa Kramer (c) and Cindy Derby (l), author and illustrator of The Boy and the Gorilla, which received three starred reviews, won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a Bank Street Best Children’s Book.

Tricks, Tips & Techniques from MG & YA author, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Jen Alvarez believes in writing fast and editing slow and in this presentation, she will explain why. She’ll encourage your creative spirit and give practical tips on drafting fast.
Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is the author of ten published novels, including the YA thriller Lies Like Wildfire and two middle-grade fantasy series. She earned her BA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. 



Tips, Tricks, and Demo with Terry and Nick Kole 

Mother and Son artists are teaming up to share knowledge and insight on the digital tool Procreate. 
Terry Kole has had an amazing career. From illustrating children’s books, cartooning for newspapers, running an art business, and teaching art to the next generations, she combines her love of art, and her love of all things kids! 
Art runs in Nicholas Kole’s blood; Working full time from his iPad Pro in Procreate, he draws dragons, wizards, and cute kids for companies like Disney, DreamWorks, Blizzard, Nintendo, and many more!


Jennifer March Soloway

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Jennifer joined the Andrea Brown Literary Agency (headquartered in San Francisco!) in 2016, after a career in marketing and public relations. Agenting is her dream job. She loves working with writers and illustrators, and nothing gives her greater joy than to help authors elevate their stories. She is most drawn to emotionally compelling voices and fresh perspectives underrepresented in literature.


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Scholarship Opportunities

Agent Jennifer March Soloway has graciously donated to create a scholarship fund for in-need writers and illustrators. If you do not have the financial means to register for this replay series, we encourage you to apply. 

Scholarships are available to members and non-members. To apply, please fill out this brief formIf you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact Co-Regional Advisor Colleen Riordan: