Designed for ~ Writers and illustrators interested in learning more about children’s books from published authors/illustrators and a children’s book editor/agent in a day-long intensive with sessions devoted to picture books, middle-grade and YA, editing, and presentation.
When ~ July 16, 2011, ~ 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Where ~ Sebastopol Center for the Arts go
9:30 ~ Meet & greet with an opportunity to see the Art of the Picture Book: Behind the Covers exhibit and also the Bibliophoria II: Art of the Book Exhibit.
Inkling to Ink ~ Morning Session: 10 to 12:30 ~ Picture Books: Inspiration to Print
10-10:30 ~ The Spark! Recognizing and holding on to inspiration with author/illustrator Teri Sloat
10:30 – 10:45 ~ Inspiration in action! A visit to a Wooleycat concert in the music room at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, featuring Dennis Hysom, his audience of young children, parents, and grandparents, and songs from Wooleycat’s Musical Theater.
10:45 to 12:30 ~ Art of the Picture Book Presentations & panel discussion in conjunction with the Art of the Picture Book: Behind the Covers exhibit at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, featuring four author/illustrators: Gianna Marino, Teri Sloat, Stacey Schuett, Christine Walker
• Processes in conceptualizing, writing, and illustrating picture books
• Experiences in developing projects, presenting them to agents and publishers, and seeing them through publishing and beyond.
They shared their results in printed books and mobile apps.
Working Lunch ~ 12:30 to 2
Seek & Find research trip to Copperfield’s Books children’s book section. This included an informative presentation by and Q&A with Michele Bellah, Copperfield’s children’s book buyer, regarding book selection, presentation and audience.
Q &A back at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Followup on morning session topics and preparation for afternoon session.
Afternoon Session ~ 2 to 4
Chapter Books & YA ~ 2 to 3
Author presentation by and discussion with Hillary Homzie.
Editing & Presentation ~ 3 to 4
Presentation by and discussion with Abigail Samoun, former editor with Tricycle Press, now with her own literary agency, Red Fox Literary.
Fee ~ $110 included workshop and lunch catered by Brown Street Grill.
For information about future events for writers and artists: Contact Linda Galletta, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 707.829.4797. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472.