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The Society of Children's Book             Writers and Illustrators

Calif -  SoCal OC/San Bernardino/Riverside/ Long Beach Chapter


If paying by check please make check out to SCBWI and mail it along with a copy of your registration to: 

SCBWI - Francesca Rusackas        4195 Chino Hills Pkwy, #381          Chino Hills, Ca 91709

Francesca Rusackas - Regional Advisor 

Q. L. Pearce - Assistant Regional Advisor

Priscilla Burris - National Illustrator Coordinator

 Gina Capaldi - Chapter Illustrator Coordinator                                

 For membership or chapter information visit: click on SoCal - Orange County




CSUF Titan Student Union Building - 
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-359

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          2017 Picture Book Workshop

                    WITH ALEXIS O'NEILL

                     SoCal OC/IE Chapter 

Date: Saturday, APRIL 1ST, 2017  

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 PM

Cost:  $35 For SCBWI Members

           $45 For Non-members 

If paying by check, click on registration link to register and mail check with your registration page to;                              SCBWI - Francesca Rusackas                                             4195 Chino Hills Pkwy, #381                                               Chino Hills, Ca 91709

Workshop Location: 
Cal State University Fullerton

 Titan Student Union Building - Main Level

Gabrielino Room (right off of the Courtyard)

800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599 

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Meeting Room: The Gabrielino Room is located in the TitanStudent Union Building right off of the Courtyard.

Registration: 9:00am - Bring your registration Ticket

Program: 9:30am to 12:30pm 
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This will be a hands on workshop. Please bring one of your picture books in progress to work on/refer to during the workshop.

What to Bring; water bottle, coffee, pen, paper and a picturebook manuscript (optional).

Alexis will also have her award winning picture books available for purchase. Please bring a check or cash for the book sales.



You are invited to join us for a hands-on workshop with award winning Author Alexis O'Neill. 

Writing Intensive
Creating a World in 800 Words or Less
In picture books, less is more. Learn how to build a rich world for readers in small word counts. In this intensive, you’ll try your hand at writing juicy verbs, creating repeating patterns, employing perfect similes and metaphors, and cutting story text until it becomes a perfect read-aloud.  

About the Presenter: 

Alexis O’Neill is the author of awarding-winning picture books including  The Recess Queen, Loud EmilyThe Worst Best Friend, Estela’s Swap and The Kite That Bridged Two Nations, a California Young Reader Medal nominee for 2016-2017. She served as the first director of education at the Museum of Ventura County, is an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and was the SCBWI Regional Advisor for the Central-Coastal region for eighteen years. A veteran school visit presenter, Alexis shares the craft and business of author visits at as well as through her column in the SCBWI Bulletin, “The Truth About School Visits.”  Before becoming a full-time author, Alexis taught elementary school and earned her Ph.D. in Teacher Education from Syracuse University.  She is currently an active board member of the Ventura County Reading Association, the CLU-California Reading and Literature Project,  and a dedicated supporter of the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.


If paying by check, please make the check out to SCBWI and mail the check in within three business days along with a printed copy of your registration confirmation to:

SCBWI Francesca Rusackas

4195 Chino Hills Pkwy, #381

Chino Hills, Ca. 91709

To apply for SCBWI membership please visit:

For a refund please email a written notice along with your name and address, check number and amount paid by 3/1/17   No refunds for program changes. No refunds after 3/1/17. Returned check fee is $25.00.

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