Stories in Pictures and Prose
Three fabulous Friday morning intensives open: on story structure,
industry insights and illustration
Including important dates, faculty bios and conference activities
STARTING FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27
THROUGH TO NOON
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2019
EARLY BIRD TUITION PRICING THROUGH AUGUST 2 @ 5PM
SEE YOU THERE!
We are pleased to announce some
of the the
SCBWI Carolinas annual conference.
s a literary agent with a sales and editorial background. After starting her career in foreign rights at Walker Books in the UK, Stephanie moved home to the US as an acquiring editor at Peachtree Publaishers. In 2016, she joined Red Fox Literary where she represents authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction and non-fiction. Some of her fabulous clients include Beth Anderson, Michael Belanger, Carolyn Crimi, Brenda Maier, and Christina Soontornvat. In addition, she regularly presents workshops, webinars, and talks both online and in person through SCBWI conferences, Manuscript Academy, and Inked Voices. Stephanie lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, two little girls, and a very clever border collie.
Stephanie will participate in the
Meet the Agent session.
COMPLEX CHARACTERS FOR COMPLEX READERS: Crafting Memorable Characters in MG and YA fiction.
Why do some characters stay with readers long after the book has closed? In this session, we look at techniques for creating and writing character details to help your novel come to life. Some of the topics we cover include your characters’ wants, needs, and flaws; how to use setting, POV, dialogue, and plot to create richer characters; and techniques for revealing character effectively.
Assistant Editor, Scholastic. Maya works on both middle grade and YA, though smart, fun, socially conscious YA is really her passion. Anything with a heavy dose of humor is bound to get a careful look. She’s also particularly interested in graphic novels. She does not gravitate towards sci-fi or high fantasy.
Maya will participate in the
First Pages Session
THAT’S FUNNY! Writing Humor that Doesn’t Fall Flat:
This session is for writers of picture books, middle grade, and YA, though there is a particular emphasis on novels. Discover what makes humor work, and learn to find your character’s unique (and hilarious!) voice. There will be practical advice on writing comedy for children.
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This logo is in the lower right of our SCBWI Carolinas chapter homepage.
This month’s banner art is by
a SCBWI member since 2009. With a degree from East Carolina University
School of Art
Sean is currently working on a middle grade book that is light
Sean is currently represented by
of Andrea Brown Literary Agency
You can find Sean at
New Critique Group Coordinator
Becky has been active in SCBWI Carolinas for 10 years and is excited to take on the role of
Critique Group Coordinator
She connected with her initial critique group at her very first SCBWI conference in Texas, fifteen years ago. Since then, she’s been a member of multiple critique groups and knows, first hand, how important they are to our success and development as writers and illustrators. She writes picture books through YA, has had articles published in parenting magazines in South Carolina and Texas, has been published in
, and will have work featured in
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude
, a picture book poetry anthology edited by Miranda Paul (Sept. 3, 2019, Lerner/Millbrook Press). Becky currently lives in Fort Mill, SC with her husband and twin sons, who are rising high school juniors.
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