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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 Keyser

Amber J. Keyser is an activist, aerialist, and writer. Trained as an evolutionary biologist, Amber has MS in zoology and a PhD in genetics, and also a former ballerina, Amber cares deeply about the intersection of art and science and the way these disciplines unlock how the world... 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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Liz Rusch

Author, Author
Elizabeth Rusch is a public policy and youth activism expert, speaker, and author of the new nonpartisan book You Call THIS Democracy? How to fix our government and deliver power to the people, which examines in simple terms our democracy’s missteps and how we can work together... Read More →

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