Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Poetry Webinar with Bridget Magee

Date(s) - 04/16/2020
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Poetry. The word evokes a plethora of feelings. Set aside your preconceived notions and join us for the webinar Poetic License: Road Tested Methods for Adding Poetry to Your Writing. Published poet Bridget Magee will be your Driving Instructor as she takes you on a journey to demystify poetry and incorporate it into your work and your life.

We’ll start with the Driver’s Manual of common poetic terms, then continue our journey by Putting It In Gear, as Bridget explores mentor texts of not only Picture Books, but also Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels that use poetry effectively. Then Bridget will talk about Parking your work by sharing a list of places to submit. In the end, she will help you with Setting Your GPS by giving you a poetry prompt to try immediately, and then more prompts and resources to keep you moving on your new found poetic journey.

The presentation will run approximately an hour, and will be followed by a Q&A session. It will be recorded, and available for viewing for two weeks following the completion of the live presentation.

Participants will receive the following handouts: bibliography of mentor texts mentioned, submission resources, and poetry prompts.

About Bridget Magee



Bridget Magee is an American writer, poet, and teacher living in Switzerland. She has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Her writing has appeared in several poetry anthologies and in print and online publications for both children and adults including: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food and Agricultural Poems, Seashores: An International Journal to Share the Spirit of Haiku, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, Toastmasters International Magazine,, and among others. A complete list of her publications can be found on her website:


Practical Information

Date: 16 April 2020

Time: 8:15-9:30 PM Zürich/Switzerland time. To see what time that is where you are, you can use a time zone converter like this one.

Payment: there are two methods of payment available – Bank Transfer and Paypal. Detailed information about how to pay using each of these methods will be sent to each person who registers. IBAN information will be provided for participants in Switzerland or Europe, for payment via bank or SEPA transfer. Those who prefer to pay via Paypal can provide the email address associated with their Paypal account and an invoice will be sent.


For any other questions, please contact us via email.