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SCBWI Digital Workshops – Archive

 

Sticks and Stones and the Stories We Tell: Children’s Book Creators on Channeling Random Acts of Racism

Ten BIPOC authors and illustrators discuss how they’ve used the negative experience of racism to fuel their artistic expression.

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Want to learn more about the authors and illustrators who spoke? Visit their websites below!

Crystal Allen

Floyd Cooper

Pat Cummings

Lamar Giles

Rafael Lopez

Meg Medina

Linda Sue Park

Christian Robinson

Shadra Strickland

Lisa Yee

 

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Our Sixth Digital Workshop 2.0 featured Tiffany Liao with her workshop “Straight Through the Heart: How to Make Readers Fall in Love with Your Characters.”

 

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Our Fifth Digital Workshop 2.0 featured Deborah Halverson with her workshop “Submissions Studio: Writing Queries, Strategizing Submissions, and Ten Ways to Translate ‘No’ to ‘Yes.'”

 

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Our Fourth Digital Workshop 2.0 featured Lesa Cline-Ransome with her workshop “Telling Their Stories: Writing Nonfiction Biographies from Beginning to End.”

 

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Our Third Digital Workshop 2.0 featured Beth Kephart with her workshop “Writing Our Lives: From the Telling Detail to the Evocative Scene.” If you missed it, we’re providing it here.

 

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Our Second Digital Workshop 2.0 featured Vashti Harrison with her workshop “Character Building for Writers and Illustrators.” If you missed it, we’re providing it here.

 

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Our third Digital Workshop featured Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver with their workshop “How We Write Children’s Books and Why”. If you missed it, we’re providing it here.

 

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