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Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books That Will Be Read and Re-Read with author Liz Garton Scanlon Webinar: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Date(s) - 01/27/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Webinar: Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books That Will Be Read and Re-Read with Liz Garton Scanlon

Date: 01/27/2021

Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm CST

Note: Registration will close at 6 pm CST on Tuesday 1/26/2021 in order to send out links for the webinar.

Counting books, alphabet books, books that break the fourth wall — these nontraditional formats might seem simple and one-dimensional at first glance, but in order for them to stand out they must have depth, layers and rich complexity. In this webinar, we’ll look at mentor texts and discuss strategies for creating concept books that are compelling, memorable and reward re-reading.

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of many beloved books for kids, including the recent Thank You, GardenOne Dark BirdKate, Who Tamed the Wind, the Caldecott Honor book All the World, and others. She’s also co-authored several books with her pal Audrey Vernick, including the hilarious Bob, Not Bob. Scanlon’s debut middle grade novel The Great Good Summer will be followed by a second novel next year, and her poems can be seen in numerous anthologies. She serves on the faculty of the Vermont Faculty of Fine Arts, but lives in Austin, Texas, most of the year. Find more on her life and work at

This webinar will be recorded, but you MUST register BEFORE the webinar to view the recording. Registered attendees will be able to view the recording for 30 days following the webinar date.

The webinar costs $10 for SCBWI, $45 for non-members. SCBWI members, login to get the discounted price. If you aren’t a member, click here for more information on the many benefits of being part of our community.

You will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar the day before the live event. You may want to download the free Zoom application in advance and familiarize yourself with the platform. If you have any questions about this webinar or registration, please contact Michele Helsel at