Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Professional Series Meeting with Leah Henderson

Date(s) - 11/04/2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Join us on Zoom Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 4:00 PM Pacific to welcome Leah Henderson as our special guest for the SCBWI WWA November Professional Series meeting. You won’t want to miss this!


Learn Character, Learn Voice

Voice is the soul of story. The element that almost magically pulls us in, often with only a few lines. As writers, we want nothing more than to execute it. But what comes first, creating an unforgettable character? Or crafting an unforgettable voice? Or both? By looking at the delicate dance between the relationship of character and voice, we will explore how elements like rhythm, life experience, and word choice play into creating a distinct character voice that becomes the undeniable, unputdownable and unforgettable soul of story.


Fees are non-refundable.

SCBWI members: $10 

Nonmembers: $15


Leah Henderson is the author of the middle grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars, a SCBWI Golden Kite Award finalist and One Shadow on the Wall, a Children’s Africana Book Award notable, and a Bank Street Best Book. Her picture books include Mamie on the Mound, Together We March,  A Day for Rememberin’, and the forthcoming Daddy Speaks Love and Your Voice, Your Vote. Her writing is also included in the anthologies Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America and The Gift, Spring ’22. Leah holds an MFA in Writing and is on faculty in Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing!



Register Below:

This virtual webinar will be presented via Zoom Thursday, November 4, at 4:00 PM Pacific. Registration is required. Note that registration closes at midnight, Monday, November 1, or once we reach capacity. Register now to reserve your spot! If you are an SCBWI member, please log in to your SCBWI account to register.



All confirmed registrants will receive an email containing the event’s access information by Wednesday, November 3. Several days after the live event, confirmed registrants will also receive access to a replay of the webinar.