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Webinar – Linda Sue Park Revision Workshop

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/23/2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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SCENE AND SENTENCE: THE TWO LEVELS OF REVISION 

A revision workshop with Newbery Medal winner and

New York Times bestselling Author Linda Sue Park.

Hosted by Annie Bailey

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain Time

$25 for Members, $35 for Non-members

Scholarships are available. Please scroll down for details.

This event is non-refundable.

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This event will be recorded. A replay will be available to all those that register until February 20th, 2021.

Registration closes January 22nd @ 10:00 am MST or whenever the available spots sell out. No additional registrations will be available after the event.

To register for the webinar:

  1. — Register and pay on the bottom of this page with SCBWI.org
  2. — Approx. one day before the webinar, you will receive an e-mail containing the link to the webinar.
  3. — Approx. one hour before the webinar, you will receive a reminder e-mail containing another link to the webinar. (So don’t worry if you misplace the first e-mail.)
  4. — Click on the webinar link to sign on live. You will be able to join up to 15 minutes before the webinar begins.
  5. — If you miss the live webinar, no worries, you will receive a link to the video replay after the event.

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Webinar Summary

SCENE AND SENTENCE: the two levels of writing and revision
Scene and sentence. Story and language. What we write and how we write it. Linda Sue Park will talk about writing stories in scenes, then revising with deep attention to language, like a poet would. This workshop will be HANDS ON, so please bring with you the electronic file of a work-in-progress–at least 5-10 pages. Learn how to become your own best editor, and improve your manuscript on the spot!

The webinar as a whole will be most useful for longer forms, especially novelists and narrative nonfiction writers, though picture book writers are welcome to attend.

NOTE: This workshop was designed for computer use. Some of the exercises can be done by hand with paper and pencil, but for most of the session, we will be using word-processing techniques such as copy/cut/paste.

 

Scholarships

Apply by January 11th, 2021.

Scholarships are available for creators who identify with the SCBWI definition of marginalized as detailed in the SCBWI Statement of Equity and Inclusion here: https://www.scbwi.org/scbwi-statement-of-intent-on-equity-and-inclusion/. We are able to offer these scholarships due to the generosity of our presenter, Linda Sue Park, who has donated a portion of her honorarium. Many thanks Linda Sue!

Eligibility

1) Must be at least 18 years old.
2) Need not be a member of SCBWI, but MUST be (or aspire to be) an author or illustrator for children’s or teen literature.

How to Apply

Please email a short bio along with a writing sample or illustration to utahsouthidaho-ra@scbwi.org no later than January 11th, 2021.

Writers: A 250-word excerpt from the first page(s) of a work-in-progress for children or young adults.
Illustrators: An original illustration for children or young adults.

Please follow these instructions when you email:

Subject line of e-mail: Linda Sue Park Webinar Scholarship – [Your name]
Body of the e-mail: Name, E-mail address, Telephone number
Copy and paste your bio and writing sample into the body of the email or attach your illustration as a .jpg or .pdf file.

Winners of the scholarships will be notified via email by January 20th, 2021. If you do not receive a scholarship, we encourage you to apply again for a future event.

 

Questions? Please e-mail Annie Bailey at utahsouthidaho-ra@scbwi.org.

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Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the 2002 Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard and the New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water. Her most recent title is Prairie Lotus, a historical fiction middle-grade novel. When she’s not writing, speaking, teaching, or caregiving for her two grandchildren, she spends most of her time on equity/inclusion work for We Need Diverse Books and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. She is also on the advisory board of the Rabbit hOle national children’s literature museum project.

Linda Sue has served as a panelist for several awards and grants, including the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN Naylor grant, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award. In her travels to promote reading and writing, she has visited more than 30 countries and 49 states. Linda Sue knows very well that she will never be able to read every great book ever written, but she keeps trying anyway.

Visit Linda Sue’s website for more information about her and her work.

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