SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Canceled! Sat, March 21: Picture Book and Middle Grade: What Works and Doesn’t Work

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/21/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Ave - Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Event Canceled!

YOU WILL RECEIVE FULL TUITION
REFUNDS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS 

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

Contra Costa County

 

Presents

 

PICTURE BOOKS AND MIDDLE GRADE:
WHAT WORKS AND DOESN’T WORK

 

featuring

MINJU CHANG

 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2:00-4:00 PM

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94507

 

In this presentation, we will look at what makes a picture book successful. We’ll touch on story elements like concept, voice, character, theme, etc.

For middle-grade, we’ll zoom in and focus on building compelling scenes. A great scene will draw a reader into a story, revealing just enough information to move the plot forward while raising new questions to keep the reader engaged. We’ll dissect a few scenes together to figure out how authors balance and juggle scene goals.

Please bring your favorite scenes from your favorite books.

 

About Minju

 Minju Chang is an agent with BookStop Literary. She represents both fiction and non-fiction in all children’s categories: picture books, chapter books, middle grade, graphic novels, and young adult. She also represents illustrators and is eager to find author/illustrators.

Across all genres and formats, Minju looks for emotional impact and distinctive voices. She is also on the lookout for unusual and authentic insider point of view, stories that shift her perspective of the world, and vivid settings that make her want to linger and explore.

On her current wishlist: evocative magical realism; heartwarming MG with clever and gutsy characters; realistic and fantastical graphic novels for ages 5 and up; strong female characters in all genres; picture books that range from charming and quirky to irreverent and subversive; narrative nonfiction with a timely hook; voice-driven historical fiction; retelling of fairy tales, myths and legends; reimagination of the literary cannon (esp. now Austen, Bronte sisters, Dickens, and Collins); light fantasy; YA romance with tons of humor, and stories about finding family and friends in unexpected places and ways.

She is also eager to find projects from diverse creators, both writers and artists, and underrepresented voices (Diversity including but also going beyond race and culture.).

 

Meeting Fees
Members: Online registration until 3/20/20 at 4 p.m., $10; At Door $15
Non-Members: Online registration until 3/20/20 at 4 p.m., $20; At Door $25

Hope to see you there!

 

THIS EVENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE

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