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The Next Level – February 2021 Webinar

Date(s) - 02/13/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THIS WORKSHOP 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.

February Presenter: Elizabeth Rusch

February Topic: Author-Driven PR for Your Books

Unless you are a big name, bestselling author, publishers don’t often put many resources into PR for your books. How can you support the publisher’s publicist in promoting your book? Should you hire a PR firm? What training can you get? What are some tools you can use if you want to pitch your book, your expertise, or your story to media yourself? Elizabeth Rusch, author of 20 books for young readers and more than 100 magazine articles, will share what she has learned through trial and error promoting her books, especially her most recent You Call THIS Democracy? How to fix our government and deliver power to the people. Learn more at and


Bio: Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch is the award-winning author of more than 20  books, which have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Horn Book, Booklist, School Library Journal, and the BCCB, among others. Her work has won the Golden Kite Award, the Subaru Prize, the Cook Prize, the Green Earth Award, and the Oregon Book Award, and has landed on many notable and best of the year lists produced by ALA, NCTE, NSTA, Bank Street College of Education, Kirkus, SLJ, NBC News and the New York and Chicago Public Libraries.

Registration opens December 1, 2021

Fee By 2/12/ 2021 On 02/13/2021 by 11AM
Member $8 $10

Series Schedule – click here.

Questions? Contact  Judi Gardiner, The Next Level Coordinator, at

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