Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM EDT
"Getting Your Pictures on the Page"
Join us for a 2-hour online webinar:
How does your picture book manuscript translate into the finished item that will be fully illustrated,
enthralling readers whether they're opening your book for the first time or the fifty-first?
Perfect for picture book authors as well as illustrators. looking for professional feedback on draft
or finished sketches for a specific picture book project.
offers an expert workshop
including hands-on work with storyboards, four-panel and full-length "dummy" picture book prototypes –
to help you bring your existing picture book text or well-developed picture book idea onto the page.
This webinar will help you get to the heart of the structure of your story, and think visually.
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Mingles are informal get-togethers where members
can meet, talk shop, and get to know one another.
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SCBWI-Carolinas Regional Team:
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Field Trip to:
Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibit
Jan 18th, 10:30 AM
We have a unique opportunity to see the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibit, January 18th at 11:00 am at the Gaston County Public Library.
More information about this event can be found
Come out to view the art of this amazing contributor to children’s literature and spend time getting to know other SCBWI members.
Kelly will find a place we can all go out
for lunch after viewing the exhibit.
This is a
, but it is ticketed,
so we need people to
Introducing our new:
PAL & Blog Coordinators!
PAL Coordinator: Derick Wilder
Derick’s life pretty much revolves around children. He is the founder of FitLit Kids, a child development organization that provides programs focusing on fitness and literacy. And Derick is represented by Jenna Pocius of Red Fox Literary, with his first three picture books slated to hit the shelves in 2021 and 2022.
Blog Coordinator : Carol Baldwin
Pen & Palette
Carol is a writer and writing instructor in Charlotte, NC. Her most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 (Maupin House, 2008).
She coordinated the Charlotte critique group for the SCBWI for over 20 years. Her first young adult novel, HALF-TRUTHS takes place in Charlotte in 1952 and is on submission. She is the blogmeister and Teen Track coordinator for Write2Ignite. When she’s not writing or giving away books on her blog, she’s playing with one of her six grandchildren, golfing, or biking.
Save the Date:
November 6-9, 2020
Why our next region conference is in November:
When scheduling any major SCBWI events (such as the conference) we have to stay away from holidays, other SCBWI events, and schedule a time that is available at the Crowne Plaza in Charlotte.The last weekend in September 2020 coincided with Yom Kippur, so we looked for the next available weekend which was November 6-8. Otherwise, the alternative was to move the conference to Spring 2021.Thus, we chose to hold the conference in November to keep things as "normal". as possible.
We are working hard behind the scenes to create some great programming and adding in new opportunities to grow together as a chapter. We are excited about our upcoming year and hope folks
will also be excited to dig in to the world of writing and illustrating for children with all of us. (And we want to have the 2021 conference back to our regular weekend in September!)
Call for 2020 Conference Proposals:
February 1st - May 1st, 2020
Save the Date:
February 21-23, 2020
PAL members can sell and
sign books at the Carolinas table,
so be on the look-out
for a sign up sheet in January!
This month’s banner art is by Darren Farrell, a SCBWI member since 2011. Darren is the author and illustrator of THANK YOU, OCTOPUS (Dial), LETTER TOWN (Orchard), STOP FOLLOWING ME, MOON! (Dial) and DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB (Dial).
His new picture book, DANDELION MAGIC, with illustrator Maya Tatsukawa, was picked up by Dial and will pub Spring of 2021.
Darren grew up in Raleigh, has lived and worked in NYC, Seoul, South Korea and has recently relocated back home to the triangle with his family.
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Don't forget that SCBWInvite is now live on our site
and full of listings of book events held by our members. This comprehensive listing of public events, both in-person and virtual, is a great way for SCBWI members to connect and build a literary community. Post upcoming events by visiting their Member Profile and clicking SCBWInvite in the lefthand column. This is a great way to promote U.S.-based events, International events, and live virtual events such as webinars and Twitter chats. As long as your event is free and on-theme, SCBWInvite will promote it.
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