Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators -- Inside Story -- Gables
SCBWI LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL "INSIDE STORY" PROGRAM
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, in conjunction with First Book, is launching its first international "Inside Story" event at select independent bookstores this November. The pilot program will launch in twelve cities. It has two purposes: to provide an opportunity for young readers, teachers, librarians, and children's book lovers to become acquainted with new releases, and to build traffic and sales for independent bookstores. A group of authors and illustrators will have a brief time to share the "inside story" behind their 2012 or 2013 publications and support independent bookstores.
Tonight, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Steven Dos Santos, Marianne Berkes, Sherry North Rauh, Jamie Engle, Alex Flinn, Lizette Lantigua, Tamera Wissinger, Gail Fay, and Peter Matthews give the "inside story" on their newest books.
About First Book
First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the UnitedStates and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. Learn more at www.firstbook.org.
Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is one of the largest existing writers’ and illustrators’ organizations, with over 22,000 members worldwide. It is the only organization specifically for those working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. The organization was founded by Stephen Mooser (President) and Lin Oliver (Executive Director), both of whom are well-published children’s book authors and leaders in the world of children’s literature. Learn more at www.scbwi.org.