Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Illustration Advice, Illustration Event, Illustration Resources, SCBWI-AZ Event, Writing Event, Writing Resource

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Here is a workshop that I will be attending at the beginning of February. The last time I attended a program hosted by Wendy Watson, my pen never once stopped taking copious notes. She is a fountain of incredible information so I am certain the this full day workshop will be wonderful. I’ve not attended one of Nate Evan’s programs before, but just looking at his body of work is inspiring so I am sure that he will have insightful information to share. If you are interested in attending, there is still time to take advantage of the early bird rate until January 31st, 2013.

 

THE ABC’S OF A SUCCESSFUL PICTURE BOOK

A WORKSHOP FOR PICTURE BOOK WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS

February 9, 2013

Presented by

Award-winning Author / Illustrator Wendy Watson and
N.Y. Times Bestselling Author/Illustrator Nate Evans

University of Phoenix Main Campus
1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy
Tempe, Arizona 85282

The University of Phoenix Main Campus is conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona near Highway 10 and Highway 60 – approximately 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky

Harbor Airport, and 90 minutes from both Tucson and Prescott, AZ.
From Highway 10: Exit Broadway East; go South on 55th Street; Campus is on the west.
From Highway 60: Exit Priest North; go West on Fountainhead Parkway; Follow Circle West; Campus on the S.W.
Check MapQuest or Google Maps for more details to ensure a timely arrival.

Ample parking in the Parking Structure adjacent to the University of Phoenix building.

Workshop Description
Through hands-on activities, exercises, and presentations, award-winning author/illustrator Wendy Watson and New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nate Evans will identify the essential building blocks basic to the structure of a satisfying picture book in today’s marketplace. They’ll also discuss a repertoire of practical tools for assessing and strengthening those same elements that are so critical to your work, whether you’re an author, illustrator, or author/illustrator who is published, well-seasoned, or new to the craft. Bring your manuscript-in-progress or sketch dummy-in-progress to use during the workshop or just bring your enthusiasm. Either way, come and learn with these two outstanding experienced professionals.

Wendy Watson is a third-generation author and artist. She has written and illustrated twenty-one children’s books included Bedtime Bunnies, Spuds, and Rabbitt Moon and illustrated more than sixty children’s books for other authors, including The Cats in Krasinski Squareby Karen Hesse. Watson’s books have received many awards and honors, including: The National Book Award, Nominee; The Koret Jewish Book Award; The Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award; Best Books of the Year, The New York Times; Best Books of the Year, American Library Association; Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal; Best Books of the Year, Publisher’s Weekly; and Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice. Watson’s artwork has been exhibited widely in national and international shows. She was one of 106 artists represented in the exhibition and book “Myth, Magic, and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children’s Book Illustration.” Wendy’s artwork is part of numerous private and institutional collections. http://www.wendy-watson.com

Nate Evans has illustrated over 35 kids’ books, and written a few more. The latest of these is “Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs” co-authored with Stephanie Gwyn Brown and illustrated by Christopher Santoro. Nate also co-authored several picture books with Laura Numeroff including “Ponyella,” and the “Jellybeans” book series, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. “Ponyella” and two of the “Jellybeans” books appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. http://www.nateevans.com

WHAT TO BRING

  • Picture Book Manuscript in Progress (MIP)
  • Picture Book Dummy in Progress (DIP)
  • Picture Book Idea(s)
  • Writing Tools
  • Brown Bag Lunch and Beverage
  • Enthusiasm
  • Questions
  • Willingness to Learn from Workshop Leaders

For More Information Contact:

Michelle Parker-Rock, Regional Advisor
RegionalAdvisor@scbwi-az.org

RETURN REGISTRATION FORM with PAYMENT to:

SCBWI Arizona
THE ABC’S OF A SUCCESSFUL PICTURE BOOK
P O Box 26384
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
DOWNLOAD FORM HERE:
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