Paul Zelinsky to speak at Children’s Book Guild December 8th Luncheon

The Children’s Book Guild welcomes the attendance of SCBWI members at its Thursday, December 8th luncheon at which Caldecott-winning illustrator Paul Zelinsky will present this program:
Perfection: Who Needs It?

How an obsessive personality, in addition to driving other people crazy, has helped this illustrator approach his goal: to achieve the ideal fit of pictures to words. How he seeks out clever ways to do stupid things. And how a collaboration with an even more obsessive paper engineer led to happiness for some, and to the most elaborate movable book mechanism ever published. Paul O. Zelinsky has illustrated thirtyish books for children, written some of them, and been awarded numerous honors, including the Caldecott Medal and three Caldecott Honors.

The luncheon will be held at the Channel Inn Pier 7 Restaurant, 650 Water Street, S.W.,Washington, DC 20024-2422. The social hour begins at 11:15 AM followed by lunch at 12 PM and the program at 1 PM.
You may choose from the following menu:
Regular: Medallions of New York Sirloin
Alternate: Filet of Sole Veronique
Vegetarian: Fresh Fruit Platter w/Cottage Cheese
Dessert: Assorted Sherbet
Special Order: Steamed or Grilled Veggies, Fruit Cup for Dessert
To register,  please submit a check for $25 payable to the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC by December 1 to Amy Hansen, 2 Maplewood Court, Greenbelt, MD, 20770. Along with your check, kindly indicate that you are an SCBWI member; provide your contact information, including your email address; select your meal choice; and note that your check is for the Dec 8 Paul Zelinsky program. There are no refunds for cancellations.
Please visit for more information about the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C.  Follow the Guild on Twitter (@bookguilddc)  and Facebook ( Hope to see you on December 8!


About ediehemingway

I am an author of children's middle grade novels and the Regional Advisor for the MD/DE/WV SCBWI chapter.
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One Response to Paul Zelinsky to speak at Children’s Book Guild December 8th Luncheon

  1. The Pier 7 restaurant food for Guild events is always very tasty, especially the Sole Veronique and Grilled Veggies (I don’t eat red meat so can’t comment on it). It sounds like a good program so would be fun to meet up with you there.

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