Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Creating Winning School/Library Presentations

Date(s) - 05/02/2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Creating Winning School/Library Presentations

Presented by Veronica Bartles and Matthew Winner

90 minute webinar

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Central/12:00 Noon Mountain/11:00 AM 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 critique of your Presentation Package from Veronica Bartles following webinar:  SCBWI Members Only: $75.00  (presentation pitch (up to 1 paragraph) & detailed outline (up to 2 pages) plus 4 sample PowerPoint slides from your completed presentation)


What makes a memorable author presentation? Discover the things that teachers and librarians look for. Pinpoint the unique perspective that only you can offer. And learn ways to adapt your presentation for different age ranges and audiences, both in-person and online.

About the presenters:

Veronica Bartles, author of The Princess and the Frogs and the YA novel Twelve Steps, believes there are many sides to every story, and she’s determined to discover every single one, with the magical question: “What if?” Her workshops and presentations, such as “How to Fracture a Fairy Tale” and “Writing a Cake” are designed to encourage kids of all ages to explore their own creativity. As the MD/DE/WV/VA/DC Read Local Coordinator for the past 4 years, Veronica has worked with many authors, teachers, and librarians to develop engaging and exciting presentations. Find her on Twitter at @vbartles or online at


Matthew Winner is the lead Lower School Librarian at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. He is the host of The Children’s Book Podcast, a weekly podcast featuring insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf. He also cohosts Kidlit These Days, a Book Riot podcast where he and New York Times bestselling author Karina Yan Glaser are kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.


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 May 1.  Registration for recording access will close on May 2.

A 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 ton the morning of the webinar and access information on the recording will be sent out the following day.

Detailed submission instructions will be sent out following the live webinar to those who register for the critique. 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