Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: How to Write Inclusively with Mary Fan

Date(s) - 08/02/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Webinar: How to Write Inclusively with Mary Fan
90-minute Webinar

Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4 PM Eastern/3 PM Central/2 PM Mountain/1 PM Pacific

Registration to view webinar live and access recording: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Registration to access recording only: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25

Please note: there are a limited number of tickets available to view the webinar live. If you know that you will only be viewing the recording, then please choose the recording-only ticket. 

Optional written critiques following webinar: 

  • Query letter critique: $25.00
  • Manuscript critique (up to 10 pages): $70.00

About the webinar:

The call for diverse books was heard loud and clear, but how can authors respond? Particularly when writing outside their lanes? While there’s no one way to “do diversity right,” keeping certain things in mind can help you write more inclusively without falling into the traps of tokenism, stereotyping, etc. This workshop will provide tips for how to incorporate diversity into your writing and how to avoid common pitfalls even the most well-meaning authors can stumble into.

About the presenter:

Mary Fan is YA and SFF author based in Jersey City. Her books include Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon (YA steampunk fantasy), the Starswept trilogy (YA sci-fi), the Flynn Nightsider series (YA dark fantasy), the Fated Stars series (YA high fantasy), and the Jane Colt trilogy (sci-fi). Her short works have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Thrilling Adventure YarnsLove, Murder & MayhemMagic at MidnightPangaea III: Redemption, and MINE!: A celebration of liberty and freedom for all benefitting Planned Parenthood. She is also the co-editor of Brave New Girls, a YA anthology series about girls in STEM benefiting the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund and the editor of Bad Ass Moms, an anthology from Crazy 8 Press. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found shadow boxing, singing opera to her cat, or hanging upside-down from her pull-up bar. CritiquingYoung adult fiction. ……


To register, fill out the form below. SCBWI members MUST be logged in to get the discounted rate. Registration for the live event will close on August 1.  Registration for recording access will close on August 2.

If you do not see an option to register for the live webinar below, that means this ticket is sold out. You may still register to receive recording access. The recording of the webinar will be available for 30 days after the live event. The recording will be for registered attendees only, so if you can’t make the live event, you can register to view the recording.

Access information for the live webinar will be sent on the morning of the webinar and access information on the recording will be sent out the following day.

Those who select add-on critiques must submit their critique material by August 10, 2020. Detailed submission instructions will be sent out following the live webinar to those who register for this option. You do not need to submit anything now.

Payment options:
-Online with a credit card (processed through PayPal, no account required)

-Online with a PayPal account balance