Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

NOLA PB Revision Boot Camp – From Page to the Book

Date(s) - 11/23/2019
9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Room 305Q. Bicentennial Education Bldg., UNO Lakefront Campus
Waldo Drive/Founders Road - New Orleans, LA

2017 Golden Kite Honoree and 2018 Golden Kite Judge Leslie Staub Presents From Page to the Book – a Deep-Dive Workshop on Revision SOLD OUT

Come see what happens when you look at your manuscript scene by scene in the form of a 32 page Picture Book!

Attendees must be either already published in the traditional market or indie market; or have had your work-in-progress (WIP) manuscript critiqued by a professional editor or author; or have had it evaluated by a critique group or beta readers who are writers in the same genre. (A beginner/intermediate workshop is being developed and will be offered in January.) 


This class is limited to six (6) attendees to have adequate time for deep revision. Texts must be under 600 words or under for fiction and 1,000 words or under for nonfiction.

You must email your WIP in either .docx or .pdf format by October 27 to the Region’s Gmail address:

You must also bring two (2) copies of your WIP in 18-22 pt texts, as follows: size 18 pt. font for longer texts and up to size 22 pts. font for 200 words or less. 

Each writer will receive her/his submitted manuscript back with Leslie’s comments on it.

Each writer will go though the process of creating a storyboard with her/his text, and Leslie and the group will review and discuss each.

Each will then create a dummy book.

Each WIP will receive equal attention. A timer will be used.

There will be a break halfway through. Please being your own water and a snack if needed.

Check-In Opens at 8:45 am for Registered Attendees Only!

Member Combo Tik $95 (opens 10/11) – Includes manuscript commentary from Leslie Staub

Nonmember Combo Tik $125 (opens 10/18) – Includes manuscript commentary from Leslie Staub

Refund Policy – NO REFUNDS. This class is limited to six people. We will have a waiting list so if you have to cancel and we can replace your spot, we will refund half your registration fee. If the wait list warrants it, we will schedule a second advanced boot camp in the future. Writers on the wait list will receive preference.