Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Digging Deeper: Nonfiction Truths

Date(s) - 05/08/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop is part of our DIGGING DEEPER series.


Writing successful nonfiction requires plenty of research—and that’s even before you begin the project! In this hardnosed, nuts-and-bolts session, you’ll get a step-by-step guide to how to take your idea from “Should I?” to Sold. You’ll learn how to Evaluate and Structure Your Idea, Do an Effective Market Comparison, Create a Clear, Complete Proposal and Craft a Winning Cover Letter. You’ll also get an up-to-the-minute look at the contemporary nonfiction market and how to target and evaluate potential customers.



Helaine Becker Helaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than 90 books for children and young adults, including An Equal Shot: How the Law, Title IX, Changed America Forever; the international bestseller Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13; and the #1 Canadian national bestseller and “enduring Canadian Christmas classic” A Porcupine in a Pine Tree (Scholastic Canada). Other (new!) titles include Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao; Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You Never Heard Of; and Alice and Gert: An Ant and Grasshopper Story. She’s a multi-time winner of the Silver Birch Award and the Lane Anderson Award for science writing for children. Her books have been recipients of the Picture Book of the Year Award, The Cook Prize, the Giverny Prize, Bank Street Best of the Year, Red Cedar Award, Eureka Award, and JLG.

Cost for members: $15.

Registration deadline: May 7th, midnight.

Attendees will receive two emails upon registration — a Booking Pending email followed by a Booking Confirmed email. The Booking Confirmation email is issued when payment has been successful. The Booking Confirmed email will contain a link to the workshop, so please hold onto this email and use the link provided to join the meeting on the date of the event. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of registering for the event, please check your SPAM folder first. If you find the Booking Confirmed email in your SPAM, you may wish to consult our FAQ page to avoid this issue in the future. If you have not received your confirmation, please contact Alma Fullerton.

A recording of each Digging Deeper workshop will be available for a month after the event. Attendees will receive a link and a password by email on the following Monday.