Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Winter Webinar #9: MT Anderson — TEXTURE: The Weave of the Narrative Dream

Date(s) - 02/16/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


 MT Anderson

TEXTURE: The Weave of the Narrative Dream

 February 16, 2020

3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Prepare for a unique webinar adventure with New York Times Best Selling Author, MT Anderson as he discusses how to recognize what’s truly unique in your own work, whether you’re writing picture books, fiction, or nonfiction – and how to use those special qualities to make your manuscript stick out of the crowd.

MT Anderson shares ways to cast and weave the interaction of story elements (Character, Setting, Conflict/Solution, Plot) so to capture the essence of what makes a compelling, cohesive story – from start to finish – and lingering beyond! Come straddle the lines where the familiar meets the unfamiliar, where facts stray into fiction, and where the boundaries of a physical reality blur into the limitlessness of an imagined one.


All PB, MG, YA, Fiction and Nonfiction, Writers and Illustrators will benefit from this unique webinar showcase of the best of the best of MT Anderson.

The last five minutes of the presentation will be reserved for a Q & A session. Bring your questions for MT Anderson.


MT Anderson is a New York Times best-selling author of picture books and adventure novels for children and teens, as well as stories and nonfiction books for adults. A selection of his prize-winning books include Feed, (Finalist for the National Book Award winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize) and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (winner of the National Book Award and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Prize). Other volumes in the Octavian Nothing saga were Printz Honor Books. MT Anderson received an MFA from Syracuse University and, in addition to writing, now teaches at the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College.


Webinar Fee

$15. members; $30. non-members

(Members, login to get the discounted rate)

The fee includes access to the webinar live or to a recording of the webinar for a period of one week following the event, should you be unable to attend at the time of the webinar airing. There will be NO refunds for this event.

Accessing the Webinar

You will receive a link to the webinar two to three days prior to the event. This will come as an email from The day of the webinar, simply click on the link. You may be asked to download the ZOOM program. This is perfectly safe to do and allows you access to the presentation.