Minnesota Regional events

Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.

How to Pitch Your Graphic Novel

Jul 16, 2024

1 event

Online event

Unlimited seats

Creating a graphic novel pitch package can be intimidating to many authors and illustrators but this workshop will break this mystifying task into a simple checklist. Using examples, we will discuss what to include, what to avoid, and how to best present yourself and your story to convince an agent or editor that you and your project are worth it. We will touch on putting together pitches in general but the main focus will be on graphic novel pitch packages. Through this workshop, you will hopefully get a better idea of how to go from having a great story to getting it published.

Standard price:$ 35
Price with membership:$ 25

Creating a Striking Illustration Portfolio with Kayla Harren

Aug 22, 2024

2 event

Unlimited seats

The Loft Literary Center 1011 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 or Zoom

What makes a strong illustration portfolio? What are art directors looking for and how can artists make powerful illustrations that will catch their eye? Whether you are new to children's illustration or are hoping to tighten up your existing portfolio, this workshop will cover all the steps from creating compelling artwork, to organizing and presenting your work to potential clients. Join us in person at The Loft or virtually via Zoom. The recording will be available to registered attendees for 30 days after the event.

Standard price:$ 25
Price with membership:$ 15