Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Orlando Area Events



All events are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at:


West Osceola Branch Library

305 Campus Street

Celebration, FL 34747


March 3rd

Peter Raymundo

From Concept to Completion

Peter Raymundo, the author of Scholastic’s THE THIRD GRADE MERMAID series, is a former Disney animator who has worked on the animated films MULAN, TARZAN, THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE, LILO & STITCH, and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. In his presentation, he’ll cover the basic steps he takes from the concept to the completion of his books, everything from getting ideas and doing the research, to developing the basic story structure, creating the illustrations, and producing book trailers. Find his website here.

April 7th

Marjetta Geerling

The Perfect Detail

As writers and illustrators, choosing the perfect detail in our stories is essential to what we do. The perfect detail not only sets the scene, it can also deepen characterization; create, maintain, and escalate tension; slow or speed pacing; trigger foreshadowing, backstory, or reflection; establish subtext and symbolism; and contribute to plot development. In this workshop, we’ll explore the power of the perfect detail and practice how to choose exactly the right thing to show at exactly the right moment to make our stories as memorable and resonant as possible. Find her website here.


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