Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL NSN with Alice McGinty

Date(s) - 04/02/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the North Suburban Network community as they host Alice McGinty via online meeting, discussing The Psychological Connection: Emotional Power in Writing

The books we love best are the ones that touch something deep within us.  Why do these books move us?  Explore the key to give writing depth and power by uncovering the psychological elements below the surface.  Alice’s program examines what psychologists have learned about human emotion and behavior and applies that knowledge to the art of children’s literature and writing.


North Suburban Network Guest: Alice McGinty

Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of almost 50 fiction and nonfiction books for children, including the recently released Jr. Library Guild Selection, The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney (2019, Schwartz and Wade Books, illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle), and 2019 Northern Lights Book Award winning Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World (Little Bee Books, illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki). She is the proud Regional Adviser Emeritus for our SCBWI Illinois chapter.










North Suburban Network Host: Anny Rusk

Anny Rusk is the SCBWI-IL North Suburban Chicago Co-Rep, is affiliated with the Center for Teaching Through Children’s Books at National Louis University, and has moderated several Graphic Novel panels at Chicago’s Comic Con, C2E2. She is also the co-host of the YouTube/Booktube channel Choose2Include. In addition to being a helicopter mom to her four-legged son, Odin, Anny has several works in progress including an MG Fantasy novel and a picture book on OCD.

North Suburban Network Host: Carolyn Crimi

Carolyn Crimi enjoys snacking, pugs, Halloween, and writing, although not necessarily in that order. Over the years she has published 15 funny books for children, including Don’t Need Friends, Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies, Where’s My Mummy?, There Might Be Lobsters, and I Am The Boss of This Chair. She is very excited about her first novel for kids called Weird Little Robots which came out in 2019!PENGUIN 






Networks are usually a terrific opportunity to see your colleagues, but now we’re converting to online meetings so you can stay safe at home and enjoy! Registered attendees will be sent a link to join in the program one day before the event.  Webinars are open to individuals only and the rate is per-person.  SCBWI-IL is a non-profit — please play fair so that we might continue to support our SCBWI-IL Network programming!


—Registration for both members and non-members begins on this page beginning Saturday, March 21.
SCBWI Members $10; for Non-Members $15
—Registered attendees
will be sent a link to join in the program one day before the event, April 1. If you do not receive a link, email Deborah Topolski

—This is a live event. A recording will be available for one week after the event.


Program Questions?: Email Anny Rusk, North Suburban Network Co-Representative.
Registration & Webinar Questions?: Email the Registrar ,Deborah Topolski, Co-Regional Advisor





Registration begins on this page at noon CST Saturday, March 21 and is open through Wednesday, April 1.

RENEW or JOIN BEFORE registering for the reduced rate.

DO NOT page backward during registration process.

Credit Cards accepted for online payment.

—Questions about your Online Registration?: Email the Registrar