Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern (8:00am to 9:00am Pacific)
Registration opens April 1, 2023 and ends midnight Thursday, September 7, 2023.
IN-SCBWI is delighted to offer a series of FREE (to SCBWI members) webinars for 2023! This final one of the year is for nonfiction picture book writers. Nonfiction is becoming more and more popular, and rightly so. Check out the statement about the role of nonfiction from the National Council of Teachers of English. Newberry author and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Meg Medina, has this terrific endorsement on Instagram. So, we’re very excited to have award-winning author, Andrea J. Loney, give a presentation on the topic.
* Your link to join the live webinar will be sent by 6:00 p.m. EST September 8, 2023 (the day before the event).
* The recording will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days after the webinar and will be available for re-watching for 30 days.
Explore a variety of writing and research techniques used to create narrative nonfiction children’s books including biographies, books about real events, and books about real places. Learn how to use factual details from primary and secondary sources to share a true story that moves, delights, and entertains your readers. Explore various narrative nonfiction stories in board books, picture books, poetry anthologies, graphic novels, and middle grade novels to discover the best fit for the true story that you want to share.
Andrea J. Loney wrote the award-winning picture books DOUBLE BASS BLUES (Caldecott Honor), and TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VANDERZEE (Lee and Low Books New Voices Award and NAACP Image Award Nominee). Her most recent books include the picture book biography CURVE & FLOW, THE ELEGANT VISION OF L.A. ARCHITECT PAUL R. WILLIAMS, the middle-grade biography VIP: STACY ABRAMS – VOTING VISIONARY, and the futuristic chapter book series ABBY IN ORBIT. Andrea lives in Inglewood, California with stacks of books, her devoted family, and their incredibly spoiled pets. Learn more at andreajloney.com.
Cancellation Policy & Trouble-Shooting:
Since this is an online event with a recording available for one month afterwards to watch at your own pace, there will not be any refunds issued.
If you have issues with registration or anything else, please contact Teresa at indiana-ra2 (@) scbwi.org or Diane at indiana-ra (@) scbwi.org. Send us an email if you do not receive your links by the dates noted at the top of the page.