Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Master Class Workshop with Tiffany Liao

Date(s) - 10/13/2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave - Seattle, WA 98109



Master Class: The Heart Wants What It Wants: How to Make Readers Fall in Love With Your Characters

Join Tiffany Liao, Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, for a dynamic master class workshop you won’t want to miss! 

Here’s what Tiffany has to say about her workshop:

With every book I edit, I always start with one big question: What does the character want? Your character motivation is the heart of the story and will inform every element in your book including voice, plot, pacing, and world-building. I’ll show you how to dig deep into your character to establish a motivation that is compelling, believable, and urgently drives the story forward from page to page.

Begin your day at the Central Library’s Microsoft Auditorium for our kickoff Passport monthly meeting from 10-noon. Partake of lunch downtown with friends, then return to the Central Library, Level 4, Room 1, for immersion in this craft-rich master class. Consider joining us at the Washington Book Awards Ceremony, held at the Library’s Microsoft Auditorium, from 7-8 pm. SCBWI is invited and encouraged to celebrate Washington State authors on this special evening!

A limited number of scholarships are available for the workshop. For information about how to apply, email us at