Press Release: Picture Book Summit Line-Up Confirmed
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KATE DICAMILLO, THE FAN BROTHERS HEADLINE PICTURE BOOK SUMMIT 2022
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the San Juan Community Library in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The lineup for the 8th annual Picture Book Summit, the world’s largest online picture book writing conference, has been announced. The event will stream globally on Saturday, October 8, 2022.
This year’s Summit is headlined by three picture book superstars – The Fan Brothers, AKA Terry and Eric Fan (Sendak Fellowship recipients, winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and two-time Kate Greenaway Medal nominees) and Kate DiCamillo (Two-time Newbery Medalist, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, National Book Award winner and Theodor Geisel Medalist among numerous other honors).
Discounted Early Bird registration is now open at PictureBookSummit.com
Attendees will also enjoy instructional workshops, plus pre-recorded agent and editor panels, live Q&As, and submission opportunities. Workshops will include:
- Katie Davis: Houston, Your Manuscript Has a Problem
- Emma Walton Hamilton & Julie Hedlund: From Lift-Off to Landing: The Cosmic Connection Between the Beginnings and Endings of Picture Books
- Shadra Strickland: The Parallel Universe of Authors and Illustrators
Featured Agent & Editor Panels will feature:
- Karly Dizon, Fuse Literary
- Lori Kilkelly, LK Literary Agency
- Page Terlip, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
- , Senior Editor, Roaring Brook,
- , Editorial Director of Picture Books, Abrams Kids
- , Editor, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Meet the Superstars:
The Fan Brothers
Eric Fan received his formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using graphite mixed with digital.
Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. Before he could talk, he used to doodle airplanes on the walls. As a grown-up, he spends his days (and nights) dreaming up stories and creating magical paintings, portraits and prints. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto, near the shores of Lake Ontario, which he likes to imagine is the sea.
Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. She has published several picture books including Great Joy, illustrated by Bagram Ibatouline, La La La, an almost wordless story illustrated by Jaime Kim, Good Rosie, illustrated by Harry Bliss, and two Mercy Watson picture books, illustrated by long-time series collaborator Chris Van Dusen. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis.
Since its inaugural year, Picture Book Summit has donated over $37,000 to literacy-based charities. A portion of proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the San Juan Community Library in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1987, they are the only lending library open to the public in the capital city of Puerto Rico and they serve a diverse population of children, young adults, and adults. With our previous donation to the San Juan Community Library, they were able to purchase children’s books, YA books, and update their computers and we are honored to continue to support their literacy efforts on the island of Puerto Rico.
The full day’s lineup, along with registration information, can be found at http://PictureBookSummit.com
Now in its eighth year, Picture Book Summit is a collaborative project by picture book creators Katie Davis, Julie Hedlund, and Emma Walton Hamilton.
The annual event is a world-class online conference focused on giving working and aspiring picture book authors in-depth and actionable instruction of the highest quality. It’s about direct learning from the greatest picture book authors on the planet, all from the comfort and safety of home.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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