University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

SCBWI: Local Resources of Aspiring Authors

Leaders of the Tucson chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators share the local resources available to aspiring authors and illustrators and practical ideas on how to reach your goal of creating a book for children or teens.

Lori Alexander

Lori Alexander loves to read and write! She has written picture books like "Backhoe Joe" and "Famously Phoebe," as well as the Future Baby board book series. She also writes nonfiction chapter books, such as "All In a Drop" and "A Sporting Chance....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

JoAnne Pope

JoAnne Pope grew up in a small Arizona town where LGBTQ+ was an acronym that happened in other places. Today she lives out of the closet in Tucson and works in adult education by day. By night she writes queer young adult novels and teaches query letter workshops for SCBWI....


Sharon Skinner

Sharon Skinner writes fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and the occasional steampunk for audiences of all ages. Skinner serves as the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Arizona, a division of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a nonprofit organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults....

Facebook Twitter

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
Show sponsors