Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Dummy Day 2018

Date(s) - 10/28/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90049

ILLUSTRATORS—Save the date!

Sunday, October 28th is “Dummy Day,” 9:00 am to 4:00pm at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Dummy Day is sold out, but sign up for the waiting list and we will contact you if space becomes available.

Expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of making a book dummy in this intimate hands-on workshop. In three focus sessions, accomplished PAL author/illustrators will share tips on:

1) Using thumbnails
2) How to create emotional impact through the use of pacing, page turns, breaking up text, beginnings and endings
3) The importance of layout and design

The day also includes group critique sessions led by a faculty member of dummies-in-progress brought by attendees, as well as a panel Q & A to cover any other burning questions you may have.

SPACE IS LIMITED and open to SCBWI members only. Log in to your SCBWI account to register. Although the event is designed for illustrators, picture book authors may gain valuable information from the workshop.

Ticket cost: $50 per person
Lunch is not included in the cost of the ticket. Feel free to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Skirball’s own Zeidler’s Café.


Ken Min is an illustrator and animation storyboard artist. His picture book debut, Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji, published by Lee & Low Books, received the Picture Book Honor for Literature from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). His illustration work has been recognized numerous times by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Ken lives in Los Angeles, California.
Cuban-American, Laura Lacámara, is the award-winning author and illustrator of Dalia’s Wondrous Hair (Piñata Books), a bilingual picture book about a clever girl who transforms her unruly hair into a vibrant garden. Laura also wrote Floating on Mama’s Song (HarperCollins), inspired by her mother, who sang opera in Havana. She illustrated Tejas Star Book winner, The Runaway Piggy (Piñata Books) and Mamá the Alien (Lee & Low Books). Laura is a popular presenter at schools, libraries, book festivals, and conferences.
Mary Peterson is the author/illustrator and illustrator of many books for young readers, including her own Snail Has Lunch and Piggies In The Pumpkin Patch which was included in The Society Of Illustrators Original Art Show. Her most recent book, by Kate Dopirak and published this year by Beach Lane Books, is Twinkle Twinkle Little Car.

Refund Information
A $20 administration fee will be applied to all cancellations.
No refunds after October 14, 2018.