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Webinar: School Visits Advanced with Chris Barton

Date(s) - 07/18/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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School-Visit Advanced with author Chris Barton

Wednesday, July 18, 2o18, 7pm Central

Chris Barton, photo credit: Sam Bond

Chris Barton, photo credit: Sam Bond

In this 120-minute webinar geared toward authors and illustrators doing more than ten school visits (or more than five out-of-town visits) per year, author Chris Barton shares his insights about managing your calendar, working with (and without) a booking agent, finding and communicating with interested schools, coordinating with your hosts, improving your presentations, traveling smartly and healthily, and dealing with glitches, snags, and setbacks — all while tending to your creative work and enjoying your career. If you’re experienced at school visits and want more — more bookings than you’ve been getting, or more satisfaction with the number of visits you’re doing now — bring your questions and get them answered by someone who visits more than 100 schools per year and pretty much loves it.

A basic school visit webinar will be held on Monday, July 16. Register here.


Chris Barton is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016-17) and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2017-18). His new books in 2017-18 include Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, Book or Bell? and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. He visits schools by the score and also loves speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and his fellow writers. Chris and his wife, novelist Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Flower Girls, How Not to Be Popular), live in Austin, Texas, with their family. For more information about Chris, please visit

This webinar costs $35 for SCBWI members, $75 for non-members. If you’re not a member and would like to know more about SCBWI, visit here.

The webinar can be accessed from anywhere with a good internet connection. It will be recorded and available to pre-registered attendees for one month from the date of live event.

The link to the webinar will be email to all registered attendees the morning of the live event.

Register in the form below. SCBWI members, login to get the discounted rate.