Free Virtual Events

Saturday, June 22 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

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MEET THE SCBWI FL TEAM then MASTERING THE ART OF CRITIQUING with agent Sheila Fernley

Giving and receiving feedback is not a natural instinct, something we are reminded of as a novice author or illustrator giving feedback to fellow creatives, or when a critique partner unintentionally hurts our feelings. Learn how to give and receive critiques that help take projects to the next level. Study and discuss the purpose and process of critiquing. Learn about different models and structures, and best practices for effective critiquing. This workshop includes exercises and is for authors and illustrators. The last 10-15 minutes will be used to ask questions about querying and Sheila’s manuscript wish list.

Florida Free Virtual Meetings

Join our SCBWI FL Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 778 751 2559

Passcode: Manatee 


11:00 am - 11:30 am

MEET THE SCBWI FL REGIONAL TEAM!

They'll introduce themselves and will discuss what's on the horizon and answer questions.

Don't miss the chance to meet and interact with our amazing new team...and give them a warm welcome. :)


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

MASTERING THE ART OF CRITIQUING

Sheila Fernley, Associate Literary Agent

Storm Literary Agency


*There will be helpful handouts including a checklist for critiquing picture books and one for novels that can not only strengthen your critique skills...but also help you revise your own manuscripts.


Sheila Fernley is an Associate Literary Agent with Storm Literary Agency. She is actively building her client list, which includes PB, MG, and select YA projects. Sheila considers authors, author/illustrators, and illustrators. A former special education teacher and editor, Sheila is currently an agented picture book writer under the pen name Sheila Herrera, with three manuscripts on editorial submissions.


Learn more about Sheila, her wish list, and how to query her at https://www.stormliteraryagency.com/aboutus

Connect with Sheila on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sheila.Fernley.2024 and https://www.facebook.com/sheilaherrerausa  

X: https://twitter.com/SheilaFernley and https://twitter.com/SheilaAHerrera