Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Next Level – November 2019

Date(s) - 11/16/2019
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Alongsiders Church
2830 NE Flanders - Portland, OR 97232

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.

We meet on the third Saturday of each month at Alongsiders Church (in the Fireside Room down the ramp) located at 2830 NE Flanders in Portland. (On street parking or in the lot across the street). Doors open at 2:15 pm, and speakers start at 2:30 pm. At 3:30 we’ll have a time for Q&A and/or book sales. The series runs from September 2019 through April 2020—except for December—but each session is different!

November Speaker: Jessica Brody, Author

November Topic: TBA

Write up coming soon


Since discovering the Save the Cat! plotting methodology, Jessica Brody has sold more than 19 novels to major publishers. Her credits include 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, A Week of Mondays, The Chaos of Standing Still, Better You than Me, the Unremembered trilogy and Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables). She is now the author of the bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (based on the original screenwriting guides) and is frequently hired by Disney Press to plot and write books based on popular Disney franchises like Disney Princess Lego and the Descendants. Her books have been translated in over 23 countries and several have been optioned for film and television.

Visit her online at:


You can buy a pass for the whole series or register for each individual event.

 Fee Online by 11/9/2019 At the Door
Member $8 $10
Non-Member $10 $12
Member Season Pass $35 (available thru 12/1/19)
register by 11/9/2019 for November
Non-Member Season Pass $50 (available thru 12/1/19)
egister by 11/9/2019 for November

Series Schedule – click here.

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