Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: From Castles to Condominiums: Building Immersive Worlds in Fiction with Agent Laurel Symonds

Date(s) - 02/28/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SCBWI Dakotas is pleased to offer the following webinar:

From Castles to Condominiums: Building Immersive Worlds in Fiction

Join literary agent Laurel Symonds for a craft workshop. Learn the key points to creating believable worlds and how the world influences plot and character. Laurel says, “Detailed world-building is essential to strong fiction—but it’s not just for fantasy and sci fi!” Whether you write picture books or longer fiction works, setting matters.

Meet Laurel

Laurel Symonds, who launched as a literary agent with The Bent Agency in Fall 2018, began her career in the editorial department of HarperCollins Children’s Books/Katherine Tegen Books in New York City and has also held positions in the marketing department at a small publishing house, in a library, and as a bookseller at one of the nation’s best independent bookstores. Learn more at:



TIME AND DATE: February 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.

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