Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:00 PM EST Presenter: James Anderson Fee: $12 for members, $15 for not yet members plus small online registration fee   * A link to the webinar (held on the Zoom online platform) will be emailed to registrants late afternoon on the day of the event using the address used to register. * Procreate is not required to view the webinar.   Click HERE to register.   This webinar is designed to elevate your knowledge of Procreate as another tool. James Anderson is the creator of the webcomic, Ellie On Planet X, as well as an illustrator. He's been a working graphic designer for over thirty years.   Procreate is a drawing/painting app for the iPad or iPhone which is similar to Photoshop. The aim of Procreate is to recreate the natural feel of physical drawing while utilizing the practical advantages of a digital platform. It offers over 130 realistic brushes, multiple layers, blend modes, masks, 4K resolution export of process videos, autosave, and many other classic and original digital art tools. Procreate is designed for multi-touch and the Apple Pencil. It also supports a number of third-party styluses, and import/export to Adobe Photoshop PSD format.   Jim will provide: A
  •   Welcome to the Teacher’s Corner: Where connecting with a local children’s book author or illustrator is made easier. SCBWI-MI is proud to partner with teachers and librarians to provide students with the resources to expand their love of reading. We hope the information included will not only allow you to locate authors and illustrators in your area, but help you discover ways to create a great literary experience for your students.   Feel free to take advantage of these resources and share them with other professionals.   Authors and illustrators in your area: List of Authors & Illustrators Categorized by Region This link gives you a list of children’s book authors and illustrators in those different regions. Each region (1-7) is found at the bottom of the page on a tab. Once you find your region, click on that tab and it will take you to a list of authors and illustrators separated by age category -- picture book, middle grade, and young adult. Each author has indicated the age groups they present to as well as the themes their presentations touch on. We hope that this will help you find a presenter who best fits your needs. Once you find a speaker, we encourage you to check out their website for more information on their individual presentations as well as how to contact them.   Author/Illustrator Flyer - Categorized by Regions   Additional resources listed below: SCBWI National Speakers Directory: (searchable for Michigan authors!) Michigan Library Association: Authors by State Blog: American Library Association: SKYPE an Author:   Contact nearby bookstores: Book Bug (Kalamazoo) Kazoo Books (Kalamazoo) Nicola Books (Ann Arbor) Schuler’s (Lansing and Grand Rapids) Book Beat (Oak Park) Pages Book Shop (Detroit) McLean & Eakin Booksellers (Petoskey) Snowbound Books (Marquette)   Helpful School Visit Preparation Resources: Funding author visits How-to-plan-a-school-visit new Creating School Visits that Kids, Teachers & Librarians Love   To learn more about SCBWI please visit their website: SCBWI-MI SCBWI
  • Mark off Mondays in October 2019 for a Four-PartWebinar Series The Buzz About the Biz: Preparing Yourself for Success Four webinars plus Q&A held live on Monday nights and taped for later viewing. Stay tuned for more Buzz!
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  •  Whether you are an established author/illustrator or you're releasing your debut book, marketing is essential to your books’ success. This reference was designed for SCBWI members only to provide you with information on how and where you can market your work.   Click here to access our members-only book promotion page. Click here to access a list of indie bookstores in Michigan. Please frequent these great venues often.   Good luck and know that we are very proud of YOU! Slider art credit: M. Cody Wiley


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