SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

March 12, 2022, Chapter Meeting – An Inside Look at Writing Picture Books with Minh Le

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/12/2022 - 03/14/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


March 12, 2022

Chapter Meeting, 2-4 p.m. Pacific Time (This meeting will be on Zoom)

Subject – Picture Books

An Inside Look at Writing Picture Books: The author will provide tips on writing picture book manuscripts (including how to leave room for the illustrator to work their magic). The presentation will include a deconstruction of several of the authors books to help aspiring authors understand some of the nuts and bolts of the picture book process.

 Minh Lê is the author of the picture books Lift (Eisner Award-nominee) and Drawn Together (winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature), The Perfect Seat, and Let Me Finish. He also wrote Green Lantern: Legacy, a middle grade graphic novel (illustrated by Andie Tong) for DC Comics has several forthcoming projects including A Lotus for You, the authorized picture book biography of the world-renowned Zen Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hạnh.

In addition to writing books, he serves on the Board of We Need Diverse Books and has written for a variety of publications, including the Huffington Post, NPR, and the New York Times. During the day, he is a federal early childhood policy expert who received his bachelor’s in Psychology from Dartmouth College and a master’s in Education Policy from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his wonderful wife and children at their home in San Diego, his favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.

Outside of spending time with his wonderful wife and children at their home in San Diego, his favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.

 


Chapter Meetings Schedule 2021–22 (Pacific Time):

2-2:20 p.m. Announcements and Member News

2:20-3:45 p.m. Craft Talk by Guest Speaker

3:45-4:00 p.m. Questions

4-4:30 p.m. On-line Chapter Meeting Chat 

Season Ticket Holders – You do not need to register. The Zoom Meeting Invite will be sent to you automatically.

If you are a SCBWI member facing financial hardship due to Covid, please contact us at sandiego@scbwi.org. We will be offering a free meeting, one time per person.

If you are not a member of SCBWI and would like to join go to SCBWI.org.  Our Season Ticket is separate and does not cover joining SCBWI.


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFO BELOW:

This will be a Zoom event and all registration is on-line. If you wait until the day of the meeting to register you PROBABLY WON’T receive the Zoom link in time to attend the meeting live because THE REGIONAL TEAM WILL BE BUSY WITH THE MORNING INTENSIVE AND THEN THE CHAPTER MEETING, but you will receive the recording link that will then be available for thirty days from date sent.

All of our meetings are recorded and will be sent to all registered attendees on or before the following Tuesday after the event.

If you are not a member of SCBWI and would like to join, go to SCBWI.org.  (Our Season Ticket is separate and does not cover joining SCBWI.)

All of our meetings are recorded and will be sent to all registered attendees on or before the following Tuesday after the event.