Tag Archives: children’s book illustrators

Announcing the 2022 Eastern PA SCBWI Banner Challenge

Eastern PA SCBWI is updating our web page and we need a new banner! The banner will grace the top of our region’s SCBWI page, blog, and social media backgrounds. We’re inviting all current Eastern PA SCBWI members to submit their design … Continue reading

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Call for Blog Submissions: Personal Journeys!

We Want to Hear from YOU! The EasternPennPoints blog is always open to submissions from our members. If you’d like to share a part of your writing or illustrating journey online, we’re happy to feature it on our blog and … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Book Designer Taylor Abatiell, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

We are getting very excited for our upcoming Virtual Illustrator Day on October 9, 2021. This year we are focusing on nonfiction and biography. There is still time to register, and we are still accepting applications for our scholarships (application … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Art Director Ellice Lee, by Berrie Torgan-Randall AND a Portfolio Critique Giveaway!

We are excited to be hosting a FREE webinar series this summer dedicated to those all-important first impressions. We call it “First Page Center Stage.” In this webinar series, industry professionals will provide live feedback of participants’ First Pages (for manuscripts) or … Continue reading

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Two for One, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Two for One This month, I’m dividing my usual 700 words into two mini columns. Enjoy! One The air was pungent with the bouquet of pine. Streams of early morning sunlight echoed through … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat (and Critique Giveaway!) with Award-Winning Illustrator and Agent Shadra Strickland, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

A Cafe Chat with Award-Winning Illustrator and Agent Shadra Strickland, by Berrie Torgan-Randall Welcome back to the EasternPennPoints Café, our virtual café here in Eastern PA. Today’s café chat features a conversation between award-winning illustrator and agent Shadra Strickland and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Falling on the Ice, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Lessons from Falling on the Ice  I knew at five years old what I wanted to be when I grew up—a professional ice skater. I decided on my chosen profession after my parents took me to an Ice Capades (Disney … Continue reading

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One or the Other, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks One or the Other In any discussions about creativity, there is one overriding myth that refuses to go away. In fact, it is so ingrained in our collective consciousness, that it is blindly … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2021 Eastern PA SCBWI Let’s Connect Mentorship Program

We need one another We need support We need connection We need community We are honored to announce the Eastern PA SCBWI LET’S CONNECT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM. This multi-month, one-on-one mentorship program begins formally this April 2021 and ends in September 2021 … Continue reading

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The Need for Underrepresented Creators with #OwnVoices/#LivedExperience, by Laura Parnum

The Need for Underrepresented Creators with #OwnVoices/#LivedExperience* Diverse Books and #OwnVoices/#LivedExperience are not part of a trend in children’s book publishing. They are part of a movement. The children’s book community is recognizing that young readers need more opportunities to … Continue reading

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