Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Writing for Illustrators Webinar

Date(s) - 08/14/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Writing For Illustrators
For illustrators who are also interested in writing! Whether you’re new to the writing process, or have some experience but are still trying to master elements like plot, stakes, language, and character arc, this workshop by author-illustrator Salima Alikhan will offer helpful tips and tricks as you expand your skill set into the writing realm. We’ll use fun, engaging exercises to explore some of the ways that art and text inform each other.

Salima Alikhan is half German and half Indian, and grew up reading German fairytales as well as Indian folklore. Growing up, she wrote and illustrated stories that often featured hilarious combinations of both. Salima has been lucky enough to write and illustrate children’s books for fifteen years now. She attended Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she earned an MFA from their Writing for Children & Young Adults program. Now Salima teaches English and creative writing in Austin, Texas, where she still gets to dream up the words and pictures for stories. Her books and art can be found at