Becoming an Illustrator of Books for Children (virtual) with Emma FitzGerald

Author/illustrator Emma FitzGerald (Hand Drawn Halifax) will focus on how to become an illustrator for children’s books and what to expect from a contract with a publisher. Practical tips and opportunity for questions will make for a session grounded in opening your eyes to the traditional publishing scene in Canada. The session will include a short creative exercise on trusting instincts when responding to an author’s text. This offering is focused on helping yet-to-be-published illustrators but may be helpful to those who are relatively new to the profession.

About the instructor: Emma FitzGerald was born in Lesotho, in Southern Africa, and grew up in Vancouver, BC. Emma has called Nova Scotia home since 2004, while often travelling for creative projects. She has worked with Nimbus Publishing on illustrations for EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street, A Pocket of Time, and 2 Crows and recently completed City Streets are for People with Groundwood Publishing (Toronto), to be published in 2023.

Recommended experience level: New and emerging children’s book illustrators

Location: Zoom

Date of workshop: Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 (7:00pm to 9:00pm Atlantic)

Price: At this time, registration for this workshop is restricted to current WFNS members. However, membership is open to all who write or have an interest in writing. (Find out how to join or renew.)

Member Price: $39

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