Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Connect with Your Audience through Emotionally Powerful Readings

Date(s) - 01/09/2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Reading aloud is part of an author’s professional practice, whether at school visits, book launches, book festivals, or other events. The pandemic has brought new opportunities to share our work with readers on multiple platforms. This webinar will empower you to use well-chosen readings to engage your listeners’ emotions in both in-person and online settings. We will cover readings from beginning to end: how to identify what to read, how to prepare the piece to fit time constraints, and tips for reading both in person and online for writers. Through learning how to prepare your work and yourself, you will be able to approach your readings with confidence.

Anne-Marie StrohmanAnne-Marie Strohman
Anne-Marie Strohman writes stories for young readers of all ages. She has taught writing at the college level, as well as workshops in writing for children. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an active member of SCBWI SF/South. She writes for and edits the blog KidLit Craft ( and works as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, and learning to play the banjo.



Erin Nuttall
Erin Nuttall holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an active member of SCBWI and ALAN. She has taught children and adults extensively in volunteer organizations, as well as internationally for a billion-dollar corporation, and most enjoys teaching concrete tools that address specific concerns. She lives outside of Chicago with her family where she writes stories for middle grade and young adult readers that offer a humorous take on friendship, identity, feminism, and romance.


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