Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Next Level – April 2022 Webinar

Date(s) - 04/16/2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS NOW AN ONLINE WEBINAR.  SCBWI Oregon’s professional series is here to help bring your writing and illustration skills to The Next Level. Whether you’re plotting a novel or perfecting a picture book, our TNL sessions can give you tools to advance your career. All levels of experience welcome.   



APRIL Webinar Presenter: Leslie Barnard Booth


APRIL Topic: Picture Books as Poetry

In picture books as in poetry, every word matters. Language can make a picture book sing–or fall flat. In this presentation, we focus on the rhythm and musicality of picture book language, and discuss techniques applicable to both fiction and nonfiction. We analyze a range of mentor texts–some quiet and lyrical, some loud and uproarious–for literary devices and poetic structures that make children (and their adults!) want to read the same book again and again.


Bio: Leslie Barnard Booth

Leslie Barnard Booth’s debut nonfiction picture book, A STONE IS A STORY, sold at auction in a two-book deal to Simon & Schuster/McElderry Books. A STONE IS A STORY releases in 2023 and will be illustrated by Marc Martin. Leslie has sold poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to Highlights, Highlights High Five, and Ladybug Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing and an MS in education, both from the University of Oregon. She loves reading, writing, and mushroom hunting, and is the Critique Group Coordinator for SCBWI-Oregon.

Registration is Open


Fee By 04/15/ 2022 On 04/16/2022 by 11AM
Member $8 $10


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