Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

July Workshop: Portfolio and Manuscript Tune-up

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Date(s) - 07/17/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eden Praire Library
565 Prairieview Drive - Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347


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This workshop replaces the July Critique Group Meet-up! This event is FREE for MN SCBWI members. Please RSVP to In the subject line write: July Workshop_Member.

Cost for non-members: $25.00. If you are not a member and would like to attend this workshop, please send an email to In the subject line write: July_Non-Member.



July Workshop: Portfolio and Manuscript Tune-up

Are you wondering what to put in your portfolio? Or whether your manuscript is ready for submission? Every year, at the MNSCBWI Fall Conference we offer professional one-on-one consultations with industry experts to review portfolios and manuscripts. In this workshop, we will help you push your craft to the next level so that you can put your best foot forward during your portfolio or manuscript review.

Psst! Mark your calendars! Our MN SCBWI Fall Conference is September 22-23, 2018!

Workshop Schedule:
6:00   Check-in / Meet & Greet / Welcome
6:15    Session One: Manuscript Tune-up with Kristi Herro
7:00   Break & Refreshments
7:15    Session Two: Portfolio Tune-up with Alicia’s Schwab
There will be time for Q&A’s in both sessions.


Bio / Alicia Schwab received a BFA from UW-Stout and has illustrated books in both Germany and the U.S. Her latest projects include the picture book, THE MUKLUK BALL, the young adult book, GREAT GROUP SKITS and the award winning, adult non-fiction book, GOOD GRIEF. Alicia is the Illustrator Coordinator and Co-Critique Group Coordinator for MN SCBWI.

Bio / Kristi Janikula Herro has a MFA from Columbia College in creative writing and has worked as an Editor for their literary magazine and works as a full-time writer at SpotOn Content, LLC. Kristi is the Co-Critique Group Coordinator for MN SCBWI.