Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Nonfiction Series Craft Talk with Author Steve Sheinkin

Date(s) - 09/24/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Celebrated author Steve Sheinkin joins SCBWI WWA’s nonfiction coordinator, Lisa L. Owens, for a conversation about his approach to crafting page-turning narrative nonfiction and the distinction between that and writing entertaining historical fiction with a twist.

Sheinkin is a former textbook writer who is now making amends by writing history books that kids and teens might actually want to read. Nonfiction titles include The Notorious Benedict Arnold, Bomb, Lincoln’s Grave Robbers, The Port Chicago 50, Undefeated, and his most recent book, Born to Fly. He is the recipient of the 2020 Margaret A. Edwards Award, and his books have received many awards, including a Newbery Honor and three National Book Award finalist honors. He lives with his family in Saratoga Springs, New York. To learn more, visit

This FREE virtual event will be presented via Zoom Thursday, September 24, at 10:00 AM Pacific. Registration is required. Note that registration closes 48 hours before the event’s start time or once we reach capacity. 

All confirmed registrants will receive an email containing the event’s access information no later than 4:00 PM Pacific on Wednesday, September 23. Several days after the live event, you will also receive access to a replay of the talk.


This event is fully booked.