Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Stories Behind Your Story

Date(s) - 04/16/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Picture Book Webinar sponsored by Dakotas SCBWI

You’re invited to attend author and graphic novelist Matt Faulkner’s exciting picture book writing webinar! Matt will share his more than 30 years of experience in writing books for children at this dynamic workshop. The webinar’s focus will be on constructing the three core avenues to crafting your story: weaving enticing plots, breathing life into believable characters and developing compelling settings. Matt will also talk about methods for making friends with our “writing muse” and developing methods for constructive self-criticism that nurture rather than condemn and much more. Sign up today for this powerful writer’s webinar and explore the stories behind your story.

Consider also attending Matt’s 1st webinar, “The Heart in Your Art,” on April 9, which focuses on illustration.

Meet Matt: 

Matt Faulkner Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. With over 40 illustrated books to his credit, Matt enjoys working on projects both historical and fantastical in nature. His most recent author/illustrated graphic novel GAIJIN: AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR (Disney/Hyperion) won the Amercian Library Association’s  2015 Asian/Pacific award. His most recent work has included creating the illustrations for Ruby Shamir’s WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT picture book series (Philomel)- covering the First Ladies, Freedom, Elections and Americans in separate volumes. Matt has taught illustration and character design courses at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is married to author and children’s librarian, Kristen Remenar. They worked together to create the delightful picture book GROUNDHOG’S DILEMMA (Charlesbridge). They live with 2 of their 3 kids and 2 cats in the lower right hand corner of Michigan.


TIME AND DATE: April 16, 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, still register so you can 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.

Please note: You must use PayPal to pay for your registration even if you do not have a PayPal account. Simply sign in as a guest. The payment may appear on your credit card bill as SOCIETYCHIL. Questions: email