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SCBWI Ohio Central South: Picture Book Bootcamp

  • Columbus College of Art and Design 60 Cleveland Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)


I’ll be presenting and serving on a panel alongside editor Ariel Richardson of Chronicle Books, art director Amelia Mack of Chronicle Books, and fellow author-illustrators Maria Carluccio and Suzy Ultman at this special Picture Book Bootcamp. I am especially excited about this event since Ariel and Amelia also happen to be MY editor and art director, so this is a rare opportunity for all of us to come together in one place and share our experiences and passion for making children’s books.

Tentative Schedule

10:30-11:00 am – Registration/Breakfast and Welcome

11:00 am-12:00 pm – Presentation on Picture Books by Ariel Richardson, Editor Chronicle Books

12:15-1:15 pm – Presentation on Writing & Illustrating led by Betsy Snyder, Author/Illustrator

1:15-2:15 pm – Working Lunch (attendees bring a project to work on while they eat)

2:15-3:15 pm –  Presentation on Novelty/Board Books & General Submission Advice by Ariel Richardson, Editor Chronicle Books

3:15-3:45 pm – Panel Discussion and Q & A with Amelia Mack, Betsy Snyder, Maria Carluccio and Suzy Ultman, led by Ariel Richardson

4:00-4:30 pm – Book sale with Cover to Cover Bookstore; Book signing and finishing optional critiques