SCBWI Masterclass takes you inside the minds and creative processes of the most important writers and illustrators working in children’s literature today. Each SCBWI Masterclass features a unique one-on-one conversation between SCBWI Executive Director and best selling children’s book author Lin Oliver and a major talent in the world of books for young readers.
Whether you are just beginning the path towards publication or are already well-established, this series offers an invaluable guide to the craft of writing and illustrating for children and young adults. It is our hope that you will return to these intimate conversations throughout your career, drawing renewed perspective and fresh precepts from the wealth of technical and creative insight generously offered by these luminaries in the field.
Masterclass with Tomie dePaola
Over the past 40 years, Tomie dePaola created some of the most beloved picture books of our time. With over 200 books to his credit, the stories and illustrations of Tomie’s best selling works are instantly recognizable by readers young and old the world over, and have garnered both Newbery and Caldecott Honor Awards. Now, SCBWI Masterclass allows you to take a peek into the wit, wonder, and wisdom that is Tomie’s creative process. Special features include “Drawing with Tomie.”
Running time: 70 minutes.
This Masterclass is now available for free on SCBWI.org.
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Masterclass with Richard Peck
For over 30 years, Richard Peck has been a preeminent and prolific voice in literature for young readers. He has twice been honored as a National Book Award finalist, and garnered both a Newbery Honor (A Long Way From Chicago) and a Newbery Medal (A Year Down Yonder). Now, SCBWI Masterclass takes you inside the craft and creative process of the writer whose beloved and award-winning novels have inspired generations of readers and writers alike. Special features include a reading from Richard’s novel Season of Gifts.
Running time: 74 minutes.
DVD costs $14.95 + shipping & handling.
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