Guest blogger Shula Klinger on the GSCB panel

Shula Klinger

On Monday, March 8 the VPL hosted a panel discussion on the subject of “Getting Started in Children’s Books.” Ellen Schwartz moderated the event, during which six CWILL BC members talked about their experiences and answered the audience’s questions. Attendance was terrific, with almost all seats filled.

CWILL BC VPL panel photos by Laura Hana
Photo Credit Laura Hana

With both authors and illustrators on the panel, questions covered a wide range of topics: advances, print runs and royalties in Canada and the US; working with agents; portfolio assembly and submission; query letters; and the ever-popular question, If I’ve written a book and a friend of mine can draw, should I submit his/her pictures with my text?

CWILL BC VPL panel photos by Laura Hana

Photo Credit Laura Hana

After the Q&A session, panelists had an opportunity to meet individual members of the audience.

Gail Banning
Crystal Stranaghan
Lee Edward Fodi
Shula Klinger
Linda Demeulemeester
Paola Opal

CWILL BC VPL panel photos by Laura Hana

Photo Credit Laura Hana

Audience members with more questions are still able to join the discussion. Crystal Stranaghan has been kind enough to open the floor on her blog.

And thank you, Ellen, for organising and moderating the event. It was entertaining, educational and tremendously inspiring to hear each other’s stories.

~ Shula Klinger

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One Response to Guest blogger Shula Klinger on the GSCB panel

  1. Pingback: 2011 Getting Started in Children’s Books Panel | The CWILL BC blog

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