November 7, 2020 9am Hawaii, 10am Alaska, 1pm Central
Join Alaska and Hawaii SCBWI for two days of craft-oriented presentations, hands-on intensives, optional critiques, and a juried art show!
– Illustration and literary agent Janna Morishima
– Illustrator Joe Sutphin
– Design Director at Chronicle Books Jennifer Tolo Pierce
– Illustrator Larry Day
– Illustrator Mirka Hokkanen
– Illustrator Lucas Elliott
$50 SCBWI members | $75 non-members
Hosted by Alaska and Hawaii
Monday, November 16, 6:30pm CST
Historical fiction and nonfiction offer information and entertainment opportunities for kids. Learn about the creative pitfalls to avoid, and success strategies. Covers research, market needs, mentor texts, and other aspects of writing effectively—and truthfully—about the past.
Can’t make the live session? The recording will be available for two weeks following the event.
A limited number of written critiques are available.
NONFICTION CRITIQUES: (at additional cost of $45) Lisa will be critiquing NONFICTION picture book and middle grade manuscripts only. Submissions are due on or before Friday, November 13, 2020.
Hosted by Eastern Pennsylvania
Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mountain Time
Right Place at the Right Time — Nicholas Solis
Creating a writing community for yourself can be just as important as creating a terrific picture book. I’ll share classes and organizations that worked for me, and the conferences that helped along the way.
Get It Out There! — Ellen Leventhal
You’ve written the story. Great! Now how do you get it seen? We’ll talk about non-traditional ways of getting your story seen by the gatekeepers, plus some bonus tips on story development and revision.
Be True to Your Craft AND to Your Story — Meera Sriram
Revising based on peer and professional critiques means honing your craft and polishing your manuscript while still holding on to the story you want to tell.
Using the Story Spine Method to Plot Your Story — Lisa Katzenberger
Review of the Story Spine method, popularized by Pixar, a simple way to construct the backbone of your story and establish crucial plot points.
Hosted by SCBWI Utah/Southern Idaho