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SCBWI-IL Downstate Illustration Network Welcomes Rahele Jomepour Bell

Date(s) - 09/12/2020
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Rahele Jomepour Bell tells about her illustration journey in Iran and the United States. She will explain why she chose an art agent to represent her work and how that decision has furthered her career. All Illinois creatives welcome!


Guest, Rahele Jomepour Bell

Rahele came to the United States in 2011 to pursue her dream of being a free international artist and graduated with an MFA in Integrated Visual Arts from Iowa State University in 2015. She now lives in the beautiful tiny city of Ames, Iowa, with her husband and her little girl Darya, and works as a full-time freelance illustrator in her home studio.

Visit Rahele’s webpage






Host, Louann Brown, Downstate Illustrators’ Network Co- Representative 

Louann Brown a published author & illustrator, lives in South/Central Illinois and loves to share her love of reading with students of all ages.






Order one of Rahele’s books: Thank you for supporting our SCBWI-Members and independent bookstores through

(Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You) June 30, 2020, written by A.E. Ali
(Albert Whitman & Company) April 01, 2019, written by Maryann McDonald


FREE Registration open to SCBWI Illinois Members from August 21 through Thursday, September 10th:
JOIN SCBWI or RENEW TODAY before registering.
—Registered attendees will be sent a link to join in the program one day before the event. If you do not receive a link by 5PM September 11, email Deb Aronson

—This is a live event. A recording will be available for one week after the event.
—Please review PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & POLICIES,prior to registration.  By registering, you agree to comply with our policies.

—Registration Questions?: Email the Registrar, Deborah Topolski


—For more upcoming Downstate Illustration Network programs, go to the SCBWI-IL Networks page
—This Network maintains a Facebook page (Downstate Illinois SCBWI Illustrators) for critiques and information sharing between meetings. If you’d like to join us, send us a request via Facebook or email one of the Network Representatives, above. You can also join in the fun at our SCBWI-Illinois Illustrators Network Group on Facebook – request to join here.
—SCBWI member illustrators please make sure you are on the SCBWI-IL Google Group for updates….to be added please email Cedric Gliane.
—At our meetings we typically discuss markets, critique work and share our journey. Everyone is welcome.
—Program Questions? Questions about our Downstate Illustration Network? Email Co-Representatives:Louann Brown and  Jerry Barrett