Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Colorado Springs Connect & Critique

Date(s) - 10/17/2021
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This event will take place online over Zoom

Topic: More than the Sum of its Parts: Balancing Words and Pictures.

The talented Jessica Lanan will show authors how to leave room in the text for the illustrator, and illustrators how to add to the book’s narrative via wordless storytelling.

Jessica is the author and illustrator of the award winning book, THE FISHERMAN AND THE WHALE as well as the illustrator for seven other books for young people that have also received accolades including THE LOST PACKAGE, written by Richard Ho which received four starred reviews and was selected as a 2021 Read Across America featured title by the National Education Association. See more about Jessica’s beautiful work at

Remaining time: Critiques. Share (on screen or orally) your entire picture book manuscript or an excerpt (5 pages) of your Chapter Book, MG or YA manuscript.

For zoom link or more information, contact Karen Morgan: