Events

Due to the ongoing health crisis, many of Tanja’s events and visits have been canceled, postponed, or moved to a virtual platform.

Please check here regularly for updates on events. 

Upcoming Events

07
May

SCBWI AZ Presents “The Picture Book Dummy – a Revison Tool for KidLit Creators” – Webinar for Writers and Illustrators

May 7, 2022 - May 14, 2022

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Virtual

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The Picture Book Dummy – A Revision Tool for KidLit Creators

Webinar Series Presented by Tanja Bauerle and Michael Hale

The picture book dummy is the template in which you will tell your story. It does not matter if you are a writer or a writer/illustrator, if you want to someday see your work published, knowing how to create a picture book dummy is an essential part of the process. Learn how to create one and how you can use this vital tool to improve your craft.

This program will be presented over two Saturdays. It is geared toward picture book writers and illustrators and is designed to provide craft tools for creators at all levels.

You can attend the event live, but if you are unable to do so, you will receive a link to the recorded webinar within 72 hours after the session presentations are concluded. You will have 30 days from the date that the recordings are sent to you to view them. You will also receive an electronic handout which will include a list of vocabulary, sample story maps, tips on how to implement what was discussed during the webinar, as well as the sample texts that were mentioned.

Workshop Schedule:

Part 1 – Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Picture Book Dummy for Dummies: The Foundation For Creating Better Picture Books presented by Michael Hale

Picture books come in all shapes and sizes, but they are fundamentally the same. They are designed to be a delivery vehicle. An industry standardized template in which to tell a story. Understanding the mechanics of the picture book as a medium for storytelling is essential to every writer or writer/illustrator. Especially those who hope to be successful in this genre. Knowing how to create, revise and edit a picture book dummy needs to be part of your process. Learn how to create one and how you can use this vital tool to improve your writing.

Part 2 – Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Picture Book Dummy: The Writer’s Revision and Editing Friend presented by Tanja Bauerle

Picture book dummies are the domain of the illustrator. NOT SO! Learn how as a writer you MUST use this vital tool when crafting, revising, and editing your manuscript. This workshop will guide you through how to use a dummy to ensure that your story will function properly within the picture book format. Learn about page turns, pacing, rhythm, language, and more, in order to craft a manuscript that editors will love.

Cost:

Member Rate: $25     Non-member Rate: $40

The Presenters:

Michael Hale has over 30 years of experience as a Creative Director, entrepreneur, writer, and Illustrator. He has illustrated many picture books and written two himself. His book, Bad Monkey Business was awarded a Spark Honor by SCBWI in 2018. He also serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI’s Arizona Region. When he is not writing or illustrating, he devotes his time to coaching others looking to forge their own path in children’s publishing. You can see more of his work by visiting www.michaelhale.me

 

Tanja Bauerle, an award-winning children’s book illustrator, is originally from Germany but grew up outside Melbourne, Australia. She now calls Gilbert home, where she lives with her family and a menagerie of animals. Tanja holds a degree in Computer Animation and has illustrated several picture and chapter books. Her illustration credits include The Park Our Town Built, written by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, and The Adventures of Salt & Soap at the Grand Canyon, written by Lori Rome. Tanja is currently writing and illustrating several of her own picture books and is involved in several online writing and illustration communities. She is the Assistant Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Arizona Region. For more, visit www.tanjabauerle.com.

17
May

Graphic Novel School Presentation

May 17, 2022 - May 17, 2022

Gilbert High School

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March 4, 2022 - March 4, 2022

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Park University - Aritst Panel

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November 10, 2021 - November 10, 2021

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SCBWI Pennsylvania East - ILLUSTRATOR DAY 2021

October 9, 2021 - October 9, 2021

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September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021

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August 2, 2021 - August 2, 2021

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SCBWI Summer Conference - The big 50!

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Virtual

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SCBWI | 2021 Regional Team Summer Round Tables

July 23, 2021 - July 24, 2021

virtual

SCBWI ARIZONA - KidLit Tools Workshop: Inside-Out: Creating Believable Characters Through Emotion & Sensory Detail - MODERATING

May 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021

Virtual

Virtual School Visit - Sevilla West, 5th Grade, 7th Grade, & 8th Grade

May 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021

Virtual

Virtual School Visit - Sevilla West, 8th Grade

May 11, 2021 - May 11, 2021

Virtual

YouTube Interview with Soul Heart Entertainment

May 10, 2021 - May 10, 2021

virtual - Youtube.com

SCBWI ARIZONA - KidLit Nonfiction Workshop: Interest + Impact: Finding a Marketable Nonfiction Topic and Where to Go From There - MODERATING

May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Workshop: Making Magic: Storytelling Disney-Style - MODERATING

March 6, 2021 - March 6, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: Writing Rhyme That’s Sublime - MODERATING

February 6, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: What to Say and How to Say It: Voice in Picture Books - MODERATING

February 27, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Virtual

SCBWI Arizona - KidLit Tools Webinar: How to Use Narrative Distance - MODERATING

January 30, 2021 - January 30, 2021

Virtual

StoryTeller Academy Black Friday Bootcamp 2020

November 27, 2020 - November 27, 2020

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The Business of Publishing: Webinar – Website Basics - MODERATING

November 14, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Virutal

Latinx KidLit Book Festival - ATTENDING

December 4, 2020 - December 5, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI Rocky Mountain 2020 Virtual Letters & Lines Conference - ATTENDING & VOLUNTEERING

September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ 2020 Regional Conference (Scottsdale)

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

SCBWI AZ Online Member Critique-Nic - Leading Breakout Room

August 31, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ Online Member Critique-Nic - Leading Breakout Room

August 29, 2020 - August 29, 2020

Virtual

SCBWI AZ, Illustrator Drop In Meeting - Attending

August 20, 2020 - August 20, 2020

Virtual

The Summer Spectacular 2020 - Attending

July 31, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Virtual Event due to COVID-19

Camp in a Box - Going, Going, Green

July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Through The Children's Museum of Phoenix

Camp in a Box - Going, Going, Green

June 9, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Through The Children's Museum of Phoenix

SCBWI AZ KidLit Tools Workshop: Picture Book Basics and Beyond (Phoenix)

April 4, 2020

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

SCBWI AZ KidLit Tools Workshop: Picture Book Basics and Beyond (TUCSON)

February 29, 2020

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Artist Panel Discussion

January 30, 2020

Park University – Gilbert, AZ

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