May 12, 2012
Paris, France - 9:30am - 4:30pm
SCBWI France Spring Atelier
Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: 55 euros for members/65 euros for nonmembers
Place: Marymount School
72 Blvd de la Saussaye
92200 Neuilly sur Seine
Metro Line 1, Pont de Neuilly stop
See flyer for details: http://bit.ly/Iz7398
Author/illustrator Sue Porter and founder/editor of Mijade, Michel Demeulenaere will present Sue's latest picture book, PAPA SE MET EN BOULE and their collaborative process in bringing it to the world. The morning will include a presentation of Sue's rich experience in writing and illustrating as well as an introduction to Mijade and French/Belgian children's publishing from Michel.
All this will be followed in the afternoon by a workshop on generating ideas using the reference archives of Faith Jaques and Janet Ahlberg . In a concentrated mix of presentation, instruction and advice, Sue will guide you towards your own formula for creating characters and plots. Although Sue's work is with picture books, the techniques could be applied to writing for any age group.
contact: ARA Dana Carey: email@example.com
Sue Porter is an author/illustrator with 30 years of experience with US, UK publishers and beyond (Penguin, Heinemann, Viking Kestrel, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins UK and US, Orchard Books, Frances Lincoln, Canongate, Mathew Price, Dorling Kindersley, Gullane, Oxford University Press, Methuen). She is currently working for Mijade in Belgium. Sue has 80 plus books to her credit as author/illustrator or illustrator. Some titles include PARSNIP, SWEET DREAMS and ONE POTATO among many others. Sue's been shortlisted by John Betjeman for the Arts Council of Great Britain's Award for the Best Children's Book for AMBROSE (Sacket and Marshall) and for a Mother Goose Award for HEPBIZAH written by Peter Dickinson (Eel Pie). She has won the Owl Award (Japan) and Prix Verselle (Belgium) for ONE POTATO (Viking Kestrel). Sue has a long experience visiting schools and colleges. She ran Bear Studios in the UK with Jana Novotny Hunter for 15 years, hosting picture book critique sessions and workshops for students and established writer/illustrators. Sue lives in France. Her website: http://www.sueporter.fr/
La maison d'édition Mijade est née en 1993 du rêve de son fondateur, Michel Demeulenaere, à l'époque libraire spécialisé en BD et livre jeunesse. Elle se spécialise dans les albums illustrés pour enfants et les romans pour adolescents et jeunes adultes.
Mijade was created in 1993, a dream of its founder Michel Demeulenaere who was at the time a bookseller specializing in comics and children's books. Mijade specializes in picture books and middle grade/young adult novels..
Concerning their picture books (2-8 years) "We love books in which the everyday problems are transformed into the form of a fable or in a way that broadens the child's the point of view of the world. The goal is never to moralize but to bring about a dialogue with humor"
They have two collections for older readers. "Zone J" (9-15 years) has a broad range of authors and styles with stories about life, mysteries, fantasy, humor. "Mijade roman" is contemporary fiction for young adults (from 15 years on).