SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Find Your Conference Groove

When planning the annual conference, your Regional Team works hard to offer something for everyone. We try to look at the conference from many different angles  and see how different conference-goers might plan their breakout schedules.

FOR BEGINNING WRITERS

FRIDAY:

  • 1:30 PM-         Your Career Starts Here- A just for newbies program
  • 3:30 PM          JONES: Writing for Educational Publishers
  • 7:30 PM          MEET THE AGENTS GENERAL SESSION

SATURDAY

  • 9:30 AM          ARMADA: Analyzing Opening Pages
  • 10:45 AM        BIRDSONG: From A,B,C to 1,2,3
  • 1:30 PM          MASLO/RATTERRE: Bringing Your Voice to Nonfiction Biography
  • 2:45 PM          CAMPBELL: Creating Voice in Picture Books
  • 3:30 PM          FIRST PAGES: HUNTER, MARLETTA, SEDERSTROM, PRYAL

SUNDAY

  • 8:00 AM          MARLETTE: That’s Funny! Writing Humor that Doesn’t Fall Flat
  • 9;15 AM          MCDUNN: Crafting Characters

FOR THE SEASONED WRITER

FRIDAY

  • 3:30 PM          CARPENTER: Queries, Pitches & Finding the Right Agent for You
  • 7:30 PM          MEET THE AGENTS GENERAL SESSION

SATURDAY

  • 9:30 AM         KLINE/KIRK/PRYAL Small with Big Dreams
  • 10:45 AM        SURRISI: Writing the Middle Grade Mystery
  • 1:30 PM          BEMIS: Micro Plotting: Making Every Scene Engaging
  • 2:45 PM          BODACH: Writing Memoir for Children
  • 3:30 PM          FIRST PAGES: HUNTER, MARLETTA, SEDERSTROM, PRYAL

SUNDAY

  • 8:00 AM         MARLETTE: That’s Funny! Writing Humor that Doesn’t Fall Flat
  • 9:15 AM          SEDERSTROM: From Pitch to Publication: Sell That Book

FOR THE PAL MEMBER

FRIDAY

  • 3:30 PM           CARPENTER: Queries, Pitches & Finding the Right Agent for You
  • 7:30 PM          MEET THE AGENTS GENERAL SESSION

SATURDAY

  • 9:30 AM          KLINE/KIRK/PRYAL Small with Big Dreams
  • 10:45 AM        FRETWELL-HILL: Complex Characters for Complex Readers
  • 1:30 PM          BEMIS: Micro Plotting: Making Every Scene Engaging
  • 2:45 PM          HUNTER: Every Picture Tells A Story: Graphic Novels and the Art of Visual Narratives
  • 3:30 PM           FIRST PAGES: HUNTER, MARLETTA, SEDERSTROM, PRYAL

SUNDAY

  • 8:00 AM          PHILLIPS: Skyping Around the World

FOR THE ILLUSTRATOR

FRIDAY

  • 3:30 PM          LUEBBE: Mining Nonfiction Veins To Produce Dazzling Fiction Picture Books
  • 7:30 PM          MEET THE AGENTS GENERAL SESSION

SATURDAY

  • 9:30 AM          ZOLLARS: Illustrating Middle Grade Books
  • 10:45 AM        BIRDSONG: From A,B,C to 1,2,3
  • 1:30 PM          MASLO/RATTERREE: Bringing Your Voice to Nonfiction Biography
  • 2:45 PM          CAMPBELL: Creating Voice In Picture Books
  • 3:30 PM          GRIGG: Portfolio Building and Self Promotion
  • 6:00 PM          THE PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE

SUNDAY

  • 8:00 AM          THE ILLUSTRATOR CAFÉ

 

Besides being the best opportunity to network during the conference, the Saturday night buffet and social offers a chance to have books signed at the Autograph Party and browse the always awesome Portfolio Showcase . Also on Saturday night, you can sit in on the PAL Roundtable, an informal just-between-us conversation on the journey to publication: roadblocks, detours and the occasional exhilaration of the fast lane!

Make sure you visit the Conference Information pages for all conference programs and activities are included in the information on the site, along with a Conference Schedule  & Meet the 2019 Faculty  and full workshop  descriptions.