Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Non-Fiction Rocks!!! Workshop with Jen Swanson

Date(s) - 07/13/2019
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Southwest Chatham Library Children's Activity Room
14097 Abercorn Street - Savannah, GA 31419

Morning Session 10:30 – Noon
  • STEAMing Into Nonfiction
Lunch Noon – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Nuts and Bolts of Writing Proposals
  • Photo Research
  • Working with Experts



Science Rocks! And so do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award-winning author of over 35 nonfiction books for children.  Jennifer’s passion for science resonates in in all her books but especially, her Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact which received a Florid Book Award, a Eureka California Reading Association Gold Award and an NSTA BEST STEM book award.  She has presented at multiple SCBWI conferences, National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the World Science Festival and the Atlanta Science Festival. You can find Jennifer through her website

In this hands-on workshop, writers will learn how to come up with intriguing nonfiction topics, dive into research, and get tips on where to find agents and editors. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to craft a well-written, fascinating biography, history, or science book for readers from ages 6 to 60. Special session on photo permissions and how to work with experts. Bring works-in-progress, finished manuscripts or proposals– from picture books to YA–or just ideas for this very interactive boot camp.

Learn more about Jennifer and her books at her website and on her Youtube channel