May Shop Talk: Strengthening Voice in Narration and Illustration

May 14, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024

Online event

Author and Publishers Weekly book reviewer Susan Metallo shares her experience analyzing voice in prose, poetry, and illustration as well as her own harrowing journey from having manuscripts repeatedly rejected by agents who “didn’t love” the voice to creating the voicey YA novel that landed her an agent and a book deal. Join the event for FREE live via the Zoom link (no registration required) and/or register to access the recording after the event (fee applies).

Susan will conduct a before/after review of her own work, pick apart first pages from exemplary authors and illustrators to see what specific techniques they employ to create a strong voice, and invite live participants to share their own insights, analysis, tips, and tricks. She will also provide an in-depth handout with brainstorming and revision prompts to apply to your own work.

TO ATTEND FOR FREE, do not register. Join the event LIVE via Zoom. Email newmexico@scbwi.org for the link.

Tuesday, May 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Mountain Time (US and Canada)

To access the recording at your leisure until June 14, 2024, register for $5 (full members) or $15 (preview members). The recording will be posted within 48 hours of the live event.