Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Bologna Portfolio Critiques 2016

Date(s) - 04/04/16 - 04/07/16
12:00 am\

Bologna Book Fair
Piazza Costituzione, 6 - 40128 - Bologna,

We are thrilled to be able to offer the expertise of Martha Rago Executive Creative Director for Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group for individual portfolio critiques.

Portfolio reviews are for 15 minutes.

Please select a day and time (times will be shown when you select a day) from the available slots remaining and then pay below.
You will receive a confirmation email upon payment.
All payments are final and no adjustments can be made to this booking.

Members          $50
Non-members  $75

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled critique.
Participants are to bring their portfolio, either physical, or on iPad or their own computer AND the work must be loaded onto your computer, and NOT dependent on wifi.


Named the Executive Creative Director for Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group in November of 2015, Martha came to Random House just a few month earlier to oversee their growing trade list of picture books, YA, middle grade and chapter books. She is now overseeing all of Random House Children’s Book art department, encompassing Knopf, Crown, Delacorte imprints along with Random House trade, licensing and brands.
Martha has had a long career as designer and art director in children’s books.  Previously the Associate Creative Director at HarperCollins, and Creative Director at Henry Holt, Martha has worked with many established illustrators in her career, such as Eric Carle, Tomie dePaola, Peter McCarty, Ed Young, Mo Willems, Floyd Cooper, Peter Sis, Dan Yaccarino, Susan Jeffers, Pat Cummings, and Kadir Nelson.  She loves to discover and support new talent as well,  and in this past year has worked with illustrators Mike Curato, Julia Denos, Debbie Ohi, Teagan White, Joseph Keufler, and Suzanne Kaufman, to name a few.