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Monthly Meeting (NOW ONLINE): 20 Things I’ve Learned from 20 Books with Author Chris Barton

Date(s) - 03/14/2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Author Chris Barton, photos by Heather Gallagher Photography

So many 20s! As he celebrates two 20ths — his 20th book, and his 20th year in Austin SCBWI — in 2020, Chris shares a score of tips, insights, and survival skills that he’s accumulated along the way.

Monthly meeting will begin at 10:00 am, on Zoom. (see instructions below)

Chris Barton is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, illustrated by Tom Persiani (Charlesbridge, 2009), and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, illustrated by Don Tate (Charlesbridge, 2016), included on 19 state reading lists.

His newest books include Dazzle Ships, illustrated by Victo Ngai (Millbrook Press, 2017),  the Mighty Truck early-reader series, illustrated by Troy Cummings (HarperCollins, 2017) and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Beach Lane Books, 2018).

Chris and his wife, YA/middle-grade novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, Texas, where Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople.

Click here to buy a signed copy of Chris’ newest — and 20th — book at BookPeople.

The monthly meeting will be followed by a critique group for writers and a critique group for illustrators.  Both critique groups are open to SCBWI members only.

Topic: 20 Things I’ve Learned from 20 Books with Author Chris Barton
Time: Mar 14, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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