Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. June 13, 3- 5 PM Illustrator Meeting, Illustrator/Author Bethanie Murguia

Date(s) - 06/13/2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway - Oakland, CA

Bethanie Murguia poster

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators North/East Bay presents:

Using the Picture Book Format to Your Advantage

with Bethanie Murguia

Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, CA
Saturday, June 13th, 3-5 pm

During this workshop for writers and/or illustrators, we will explore the picture book format from a visual perspective—how words and images coexist, page turns, pacing, and more. Bethanie will share tips for using these elements to customize your storytelling. We’ll also do some fun (FUN! NOT INTIMIDATING!) visual brainstorming and doodling, utilizing the power of thumbnails to generate character and story ideas.

Bethanie MurguiaBethanie Murguia is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books including ZOE GETS READY, I FEEL FIVE, and the forthcoming, COCKATOO, TOO. She earned her MFA in Illustration from the
School of Visual Arts.

Event Fee:
SCBWI Members: Online registration until 6/12:  $10.00 / At Door $15.00
Non-members: Online registration until 6/12:  $20.00 / At Door $25.00 

Thanks to our dear friend, Luan Stauss, owner of Laurel Book Store, for hosting our 2015 Illustrator Series!


Location and Parking:

Laurel Bookstore is located at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. There are two entrances, one at 1423 Broadway, and one on the lovely Frank Ogawa Plaza. The Plaza entrance is wheelchair accessible. The Broadway side has a small step at the door. On Saturdays the Clay Street Garage is free. It is located at the back of City Hall between 14th and 15th. 12th Street Oakland City Cenmter BART has an exit at Frank Ogawa Plaza, which brings you within ten paces of the bookstore Plaza entrance. There is an elevator within BART at the same Frank Ogawa exit.