Upcoming Events--a sampling of online offerings
September 29, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Central Time
SCBWI Members $20. Non-members $30.
Author Meg Medina, 2019 Newbery Medalist for her middle-grade book, Merci Suárez Changes Gears, will offer practical tips on setting goals and developing daily practices and exercises to nurture your artistic voice as a writer and/or illustrator and to keep you growing in both the art and business of publishing. Her work examines how cultures intersect, as seen through the eyes of young people. Find out how to access and develop a strong artistic voice. Study the probable rough spots in production (or editorial mores) that threaten innovation. Hosted by SCBWI Southwest Texas
October 1-4, 2020
SCBWI Members $75. Non-members $100.
Registration for Houston's virtual conference opens on August 10th (pre-registration is currently open to Houston members). Learn craft from editors, agents and illustrators all at a fabulous price. There are also two critique options available.
EDITOR AND AGENT FACULTY
Megan Abbate Assistant Editor, Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan
Sara Sargent Senior Executive Editor, Random House Books for Young Readers
Elizabeth Law Senior Editor and Backlist Editor, Holiday House
Jacqui Lipton Literary Agent and Attorney, Raven Quill Literary Agency
Tanusri Prasanna Agent, Foundry Literary + Media
Kevin Lewis Author, Editor, Agent, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR FACULTY
Zeke Peña Illustrator and Art Director, Cinco Puntos Press
K.L. Going Author and Freelance Editor
Don Tate Author/Illustrator
Pat Z. Miller Author
Ann Whitford Paul Author
Crystal Allen Author
Varsha Bajaj Author
Dana Chidiac Editor, Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House
Melissa Warten Associate Editor, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Sasha Henriquez Associate Editor, Random House Books for Young Readers
Megan & Jorge Lacera Author and Illustrator
Jemiscoe Chambers-Black Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Conference Attendees may register for one (1) of the following:
ONE (1) Virtual Critique ($40 per critique)
Zoom critiques include review of the first 10 pages of manuscript and a 12-minute face-to-face critique at an assigned time slot to take place via Zoom on the mornings of Saturday October, 3rd or Sunday, October 4th.
ONE (1) Extended Virtual Critique ($80 per critique)
Extended Zoom critiques include review of the first 25 pages of a manuscript, and include a 20-minute face-to-face critique at an assigned time slot to take place during the evening of Monday October, 5th. Extended Zoom critiques are limited to manuscripts