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Thursday, April 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Art of Creating Children’s Books

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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) presents a panel of local authors and illustrators, to discuss their process for composing both word and image, and getting it published. From first drafts and book dummies to the finished project, see how these artists formulate the beloved books you share with patrons in your libraries, or read to your own children. Come join us as we take a glimpse inside the imaginative and magical process of children’s book creation from start to finish.


Carolyn Conahan

Author and illustrator of children's books.
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Amber J. Keyser

Amber J. Keyser is an evolutionary biologist-turned-author, who writes both fiction and nonfiction for tweens and teens. In addition to The V-Word (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, 2016), she is the author of The Way Back from Broken, a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival (Carolrhoda... Read More →

Wendy Myers

Wendy Myers lives in Bend Oregon where she creates commissioned paintings and illustrations for children's literature, primarily in watercolor. She was previously a professional pilot and a horse trainer, and though she hung up her wings and spurs for a paint brush full time, she... Read More →

Caroline O'Brien

Library Liaison, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
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Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch has published more than a hundred magazine articles for children and adults and ten award-winning books for young readers, including the picturebooks A Day With No Crayons, Volcano Rising, The Planet Hunter and For the Love of Music; the middle-grade titles Eruption... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Sisters, Room A