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Webinar: Humor 101: Making Humorous Stories Irresistible for Kids with Cate Berry

Date(s) - 09/15/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Improve Your Craft From Home with this Webinar!

Humor 101: Making Humorous Stories Irresistible for Kids
with author Cate Berry

Webinar: Sept. 15, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Cate Berry | Photo by Diem Korsgaard

Cate Berry | Photo by Diem Korsgaard

One thing that always sells, will always be on trend, and will always delight, is a funny picture book. Given the nature of our current climate and the dearth of serious news, it’s worth spending some time with comedy, for your health and your heart. In this webinar, author Cate Berry, shows us what makes something funny, how to identify the craft elements within great humorous picture books, and finally, she will share some tricks of the trade to plug into your own comedic manuscripts.

Cate Berry is the author of Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime!, (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins) pinned a Junior Library Guild selection. Publisher’s Weekly called it, “A buoyantly subversive anti-bedtime book.” Her second book, Chicken Break! A Counting Book (Feiwel & Friends/MacMillan) was praised by School Library Journal as, “Full of wordplay and an extra dose of cuteness, this is a definite first purchase for all children’s collections.” Cate holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches private and group classes, as well as workshops for young writers. She was a featured author at the Texas Book Festival, West Texas Book Fest, Austin SCBWI Conference (faculty) and writes the monthly humor column for Austin Family Magazine. She speaks at schools, libraries, book stores and conferences year-round. Visit her at to learn more.

This webinar will be recorded, but you MUST register BEFORE the webinar to view the recording. Registered attendees will be able to view the recording for 1 month after the webinar date.

The webinar is FREE for Austin SCBWI members (look for the coupon code in your email), costs $10 for other SCBWI members, and $55 for non-members. SCBWI members, login to get the discounted price. If you aren’t a member, click here for more information on the many benefits of being part of our community.

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