Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. March 3, 2018 2 – 4 pm, Contra Costa County Meeting, Plotting with Mina Witteman!

Date(s) - 03/03/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

San Francisco North and East Bay Region Contra Costa/Alameda County




Featuring: Mina Witteman

Please join us for a presentation on plotting by the plot master herself, Mina Witteman, at our latest SCBWI meeting in Walnut Creek.  Mina’s plotting class is for picture book and middle grade/ YA authors. She will demonstrate the techniques required for all genres. Come prepared with paper and pencil to get the most out of this class.

Refreshments will be served.

Meeting Fees:

SCBWI Members: Online registration until 3/02 $10.00 / At Door $15

Non Members: Online registration until 3/02 $20 / At Door $25



Mina Witteman is a Dutch published author. Writing in English and Dutch, she has six middle grade books out in the Netherlands, the latest three in the very successful Boreas series. The fourth and concluding book of the Boreas series is scheduled to come out in October 2018. She is proud to be the author of a Dutch Little Golden Book, Mia’s Nest, which has been translated into Spanish (El Nido de Mia). In addition, Mina has over forty short stories for the young out in the Netherlands in magazines and the famous read-aloud anthologies of her publisher Ploegsma Children’s Books.

Mina is the SCBWI International Published Authors’ Coordinator, the Webinar Coordinator for SCBWI San Francisco/South and the co-coordinator for the 2019 Conference of SCBWI North and East Bay. Before moving to the US, she was the Regional Advisor for SCBWI the Netherlands and chairman of the Working Group Children’s Books of the Dutch Authors Guild. She is a seasoned freelance editor, trained through the Master Book Editing at the University of Amsterdam and works as an independent copy editor for Dutch and American publishing houses. She is a certified teacher of creative writing, trained at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She teaches creative writing to children and adults, and mentors both aspiring and published writers. Mina teaches K-12 at the Berkeley location of the Dutch School of Silicon Valley.