The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) will launch its first international "Inside Story" event at Once Upon a Time Bookstore this November.
Designed as an opportunity for kids, teachers, librarians, and children's book lovers of all ages to become acquainted with 2013 releases, a group of traditionally-published authors and illustrators will share the "inside story" behind their publications. Picture book authors and illustrators will present on Saturday, November 2nd starting at 11 am, while Middle Grade & YA authors will present on Sunday, November 3rd, starting at 2 pm.
Authors appearing Saturday at 11 am are:
Tina Nichols Coury (Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mount Rushmore), Erin Eitter Kono (Caterina and the Perfect Party), James Horvath (Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail), Rene Colato Lainez (Senor Pancho had a Rancho), Tao Nyeu (Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always) and Eliza Wheeler (Miss Maple's Seeds)
Authors appearing Sunday 2 pm are:
Carrie Arcos (Out of Reach), Theo Baker (Sound Bender series), Chelsea and Nick Confalone (Ocean Monsters), Nikki Grimes (Words with Wings), Kristen Kittscher (Wig in the Window), Lin Oliver (Almost Identical series, Ghost Buddy series & Hank Zipster series), Betsy Rosenthal (Looking for Me), Frances Sackett (The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog), and Sarah Skilton (Bruised)
Refreshments will be provided.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. It serves as a consolidated voice for professional writers and illustrators the world over.