Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Webinar: Beating the Odds: Rhythm & Rhyme That Editors Will Love with Poet Peggy Archer

Date(s) - 03/28/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SCBWI Dakotas is pleased to offer the following webinar:

Beating the Odds: Rhythm & Rhyme That Editors Will Love

You hear it all the time– editors DON’T want to see poetry or picture books in rhyme! But book stores and libraries are full of them.

The truth is editors love poetry and rhyming picture books when they are GOOD! In this webinar led by poet and picture book author, Peggy Archer, we’ll explore some ways to write the rhythm that readers will ‘get.’ Then we’ll take a look at how to write the perfect rhyme that will make editors come knocking at your door.

Meet Peggy

PEGGY ARCHER‘s picture book in verse, A Hippy-Hoppy Toad, (Schwartz & Wade 2018) won the SCBWI Work-in-Progress Award for picture book text in 2015. It is a Junior Library Guild selection and appeared on SLJ’s Fuse 8 Production list of 2018 Picture Book Readalouds. Her picture book poetry collections include Name That Dog! Puppy Poems from A to Z (Dial 2010), and From Dawn to Dreams, Poems for Busy Babies (Candlewick 2006). She is the author of board books written in verse for Highlights Press, and her poems have appeared in magazines for children. Visit Peggy at

TIME AND DATE: March 28, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. (CST)

The fee for the webinar is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. (Non-members, if you would like to become a member prior to registering, go to

Members: Login to get the discounted rate.

The fee includes access to a recording of the webinar, so if you can’t participate live, register in order to view the recording. Registered attendees will be emailed a link for the webinar prior to the live event. The recording will be accessible at that same link 24 hours after the live webinar for a period of one week. There will be NO refunds for this event.

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Getting to the Webinar:

You will receive a link to the webinar two to three days prior to the event. This will come as an email from Dakotas@SCBWI.ORG and will be addressed to Dakotas@SCBWI.ORG (to protect your personal email address). Please check your junk mail if you do not receive the link by the day prior to the event. The night of the webinar, simply click on the link. You may be asked to download the ZOOM program. This is perfectly safe to do and allows you access to the presentation.