Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Next Level Professional Series – Jan. 2014

Date(s) - 01/18/2014
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

TaborSpace, The Annex
5441 SE Belmont St. - Portland, OR 97215

 Every 3rd Saturday through April 2014


Looking to polish your craft skills, build a Twitter following, or hone your professional edge? This year, SCBWI Oregon is offering free seminars for children’s book writers and illustrators with our new The Next Level Professional Series.

Join us on the third Saturday of each month at Tabor Space on 5441 SE Belmont, and learn how to take your work to The Next Level. Doors open at 2:00 pm, and speakers start at 2:30. The first session launched in September and the series continues through April, 2014—but each talk is different, so don’t miss out!

Time:   Doors open at 2:00; Session: 2:30 pm-4pm     No Registration required.

Topic: Less Pain, More Revision

Speakers: Miriam Forster & Lee White

How do you know when a first draft is ready to send to your editor, or your illustration is telling the story it needs to tell? In this session, author Miriam Forster will discuss revising your work at all stages: finding beta readers, working with editors, and tips and tricks for finding problem areas in your novel. Illustrator Lee White brings expertise in revising your illustrations for tone, motif, and effective storytelling. Learn how to revise your work—painlessly!

Speaker Bios:

  • miriamMiriam Forster learned to read at the age of five, wrote her first story at the age of seven and has been playing with words ever since. In real life Miriam is a recovering barista, a terrible housekeeper and a bit of a hermit. But in her mind she’s a deadly international assassin-ninja AND a fantastic dancer. Her debut book CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS was released from HarperTeen in early 2013.
  • Lee White smLee White is a graduate of Art Center College of Design (2003).  He’s illustrated 10 children’s books as well as a bunch of other stuff. He’s currently writing two new books as well as working in visual development for animation and games.  Some of his clients include Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Scholastic, National Geographic, Penguin Group, Disney, and Laika.