Wednesday, December 31, 2008

South Bay Writer's and Illustrator's Schmooze

Happy New Year..
From the South Bay Writer's & Illustrator's Schmooze.We hope you all have had a lovely Holiday with your friends and families..
And are gearing up for a fantastic 2009!!!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, starting with a fantastic speaker; Published author/illustrator, June Sobel.

Also. the South Bay Schmooze will be starting the first annual Writer & Illustrator Exchange in February & March. Come to our Schmooze on Feb 10 to participate.

January 31st - One Rhyme at a Time - My Road to Picture Book Publication
Guest Speaker: June Sobel shares about her road to publication and shares the journey from messy first drafts to press ready final lines. She will bring illustration sketches and discuss the collaboration between illustrator, author and editor
10:30 - 12:30 at Bobaloca - Manhattan Beach
RSVP to Suzanne - South Bay Schmooze

February 10th: "Schmooze" = Bobaloca - Manhattan Beach 7 - 9:00 p.m.
**** 1st annual Writer & Illustrator Exchange - Part One****
Bring a one page descriptive introduction / or 8 x 10 illustration of a NEW character -sealed in an envelope. We will exchange characters and write/illustrate, with our collaborations revealed at the meeting in March!!!
Discussion Topic: Short Stories and Quick Sketches / Submitting work to trades, magazines, and educational resource publications.

March 28th - : Saturday Morning - Writer's and Illustrator's Schmooze
**** 1st annual Writer & Illustrator Exchange - Part Two****
Reveal the illustrations and share the developed characters exchanged at the Feb meeting. The final results will be posted on our schmooze website and a viewer's choice will be posted!!!!
Discussion Topic: REFRESHING NEW IDEAS!!! HOW TO PITCH A STORY. and get it down in writing.
Bristol Farms / Redondo Beach
10:00 - 12:00

Suzanne C. Gibson & Jessica Chrysler
SCBWI - South Bay Schmooze Coordinator's

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