Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Special Opportunities at Wearing Two Hats 2019


Written Picture Book Dummy or Written Portfolio Critiques with April Ward

Participants will submit their entire book dummy or 10-12 portfolio images via PDF. The dummies or portfolio images will be sent to April six and a half weeks before the event and she will do a written critique on each one. Critiques will be distributed at the end of the event.

Sign up for this opportunity when you register. April will do up to 8 book dummy or portfolio critiques.

The deadline to send your PDFs to Robyn Waters at is December 20, 2018.  The price is $60. Fees are nonrefundable.

On-the-Spot Portfolio Consultations 

Mike Curato and April Ward will each do 5 on-the-spot portfolio consultations at the event. Each consultation lasts 14 minutes. We allow 1 minute for passing time. The price is $50. Sign up when you register, first come, first served. Fees are nonrefundable. Individual consultations will take place during workshops. Bring your portfolio with you to the event for this on-the-spot consultation. Please limit your portfolio to 10-12 images, no originals.

First Glance Critiques

First Glance Critique Session, Round 1 and Round 2

We will have two First Glance sessions with April and Mike doing on-the-spot critiques. There will be up to 10 participants in each session and everyone will bring 4 portfolio prints or the first 4 pages of a dummy to project via Elmo camera. You must sign up for this event when you register, first come, first served. There is no extra fee for this opportunity. You may choose a First Glance even if you’ve chosen one of the above options.

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