THE POWER OF STORY 24th Annual Fall Conference

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2016 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 
TUITION COSTS
 
MEET THE 2016 FACULTY
 
TIPS & TIDBITS FAQs
 
THE INSIDE TRACK
 
JUST FOR ILLUSTRATORS
 
JUST FOR WRITERS
 
SOCIAL SATURDAY
 
SCHOLARSHIP DOOR PRIZE
 
BOOK CROWNE PLAZA
 
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Mark your calendars now for a celebration of The Power of Storyour biggest conference yet!

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Featuring four agents–Josh and Tracey/Adams Literary, Stephen Fraser/Jennifer deChiara Agency, Deborah Warren/East West Agency

four editors--Jill Davis/HarperCollins Publishers, Stacey Friedberg/Dial Books, Alyson Heller/Simon & Schuster and Annie Nybo/Margaret K. McElderry Books, 

four pre-conference intensives covering world building with Henry H. Neff, author of The Tapestry Series, develop the perfect pitch with Literary Agent Stephen Fraser, From Idea to Published Novel with NY Times bestselling author Beth Revis, and an illustration intensive with uber executive art director and founder of The Illustration DepartmentGiuseppe Castellano also hosting the Illustrator Cafè on Sunday morning. 

Former HMH editor now indie bookstore buyerAmy Cherrix will join our considerably talented Carolinas PAL members; Golden Kite Winner Kristy Dempsey, John Claude Bemis, Megan Shepherd, Alan Gratz, Joan Holub, Constance Lombardo, Barbara O'Conner. Additionally, our SCBWI Mentors will join with faculty in providing manuscript critiques. 

 

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REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 3 AT 1:00 PM 

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Conference FEATURES

  • The conference rate includes conference breakouts, general sessions, after-hours activities, Saturday lunch, buffet dinner Saturday night, and continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday.

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  • You MUST be registered for the conference to attend any of the conference activities or to register for intensive programs or consultations.

  • INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

 

 

Friday, September 30, 2016; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • **Hands-on workshops designed to provide in-depth exploration of a topic, offered as a pre-conference add-on.
  • **Conference registration is required.
  • **Intensive programs are offered on a first come, first served basis. 
  • **COST: SCBWI Member $80.00      Nonmember $100.00

CONSULTATIONS

Friday, September 30, 2016; 2:00 to 5:00 pm

PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE

Saturday, OCTOBER 1, 2016; 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Illustrators are encouraged to bring a portfolio to be displayed during the Saturday evening social.
See page 23 for guidelines and tips on compiling a portfolio. For first-timers see Tips, Tidbits and the Inside Scoop. 
Contact Deb Johnson at carolInas-ic@scbwi.org with questions. NO FEE to participate.

RED EYE CRITIQUES

Friday, September 30 OR Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00 pm until . . .

  • **Small peer group critiques. Participants will exchange manuscript pages prior to conference.
  • **Want to know more about Red Eye Critiques?  Contact Debbie Allmand at dlapmandi@aol.com. NO FEE to participate.

FIRST PAGES/FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Saturday, October 1, 2016; 3:30 to 5:00 pm

BOOKSTORE SALES

Books by conference faculty and SCBWI PAL and Full authors and illustrators attending the conference are offered for sale at the conference bookstore.  See the article Get to Know Your FacultyContact Jenny Murray at with title and ISBN by Monday August 15, to be included in the conference bookstore.

AUTOGRAPH PARTY

Saturday, October 1, 2016; 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Conference faculty as well as SCBWI PAL & Full members attending the conference will be available to sign books.

AUTHOR’S ROUNDTABLE

Saturday, October 1, 2016; 8:00 to 9:00 pm

SCBWI PAL authors and illustrators attending the conference share insights in an informal Q&A session.

ILLUSTRATOR’S CAFÉ 

Sunday, September 27; 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM 

An informal gathering to assimilate new ideas, and share experiences and observations from the weekend’s activities. Executive Art Director Giuseppe Castellano and editor Annie Nybo will be on hand to answer questions and to critique First Impressions images not viewed on Saturday. Mr. Castellano will not be able to offer individual portfolio reviews or critiques of additional work during this session.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Bring a children’s book [new or gently used] to donate to an area reading program. Donations are received at the registration table until 12:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 .