February 7, 2012
CONTACT: Kimberly Baker
Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall, Room 150, 7-9 p.m.
SCRIVENER TIPS AND TRICKS PANEL moderated by YA author Jolie Stekly
. Perhaps you’ve heard of the writing program Scrivener (currently available for Macs and with a beta for PC) and wonder what all the fuss is about. Or, maybe you're already using it, but wonder if you're really taking advantage of all that it has to offer. As defined by Literature Latte, the creator, "Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft." In this session, Jolie and several other local writers will introduce you to this powerful writing tool and share some of the ways it helps them manage their writing projects. Whether you're new to Scrivener or a power user, a novelist or a research buff, these experts' tips and tricks might offer just the thing you need to pull it all together. Note: If you wish, you may read more about Scrivener here and/or preview their video tutorials here before the session.
PORTFOLIO TUNE-UP with Margaret Chodos-Irvine
. In preparation for the upcoming SCBWI WWA conference or that submission you've been preparing for an art director, editor or agent, Margaret will view and critique selected portfolios from our Professional Series Meeting Passport holders, offering commentary and recommendations about the selected images to help illustrators put together their best body of work. Even if your portfolio isn't selected for critique, Margaret will demonstrate how any illustrator can improve any portfolio piece, and how illustrators can self-critique their portfolios to make them the most memorable and cohesive children's book illustration portfolios in town. Margaret Chodos-Irvine worked for many years as a commercial illustrator before embarking on a career in children’s books. Her first author/illustrator project, ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED, won a Caldecott Honor award, and her second, BEST BEST FRIENDS, was an ALA notable book. Her latest project was illustrating Marion Dane Bauer’s
DINOSAUR THUNDER, due out in 2012 with Scholastic Publishing. (Submission instructions will follow separately by email to Professional Series Meeting Passport holders only.)