Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

September Meeting – Make a Picture Book Dummy

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Date(s) - 09/28/2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Brazos Valley Arts Council
4180 Hwy 6 - College Station, Texas 77845


Click here for the Brazos Valley Monthly Meeting Zoom link.


Join us as we learn how to take our picture book manuscripts from words on a page to words across 32 pages! Transforming your written manuscripts into a picture book dummy is a fantastic way to make your writing publication ready. Come ready to streamline your text and incorporate the power of page turns!


  • Bring a printed copy of your picture book manuscript


  • Select a published picture book and type out all the text, one sentence per line, without indicating page breaks
  • Tape, paper and scissors will be provided for making dummies

Gentle Critique info:

The meeting will be preceded by a Gentle Critique session from 9:30-10am. If you’d like to share your work in progress with others and receive or provide feedback, please bring printed copies of up to 5 pages of a manuscript to share. Zoom participants will be allowed to screen share in order to receive feedback. Please see this handy guide on critique etiquette if this will be your first time participating in a critique:

As usual, our meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite members of the Brazos Valley writing community to join us!

We strongly encourage attendees to wear masks during our in-person meetings for the safety of our members and the wider community.