Upcoming Events--a sampling of online offerings
SCBWI Austin 2020 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference May 2-3
Austin's conference h
as moved online! Speakers include Laurie Halse Anderson, Ben Clanton, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Liz Garton Scanlon, Don Tate, editors Karen Chaplin (Harper) and Tiffany Liao (Henry Holt), art director Danielle Carnito (Lerner), agents Stephanie Fretwell-Hill and Laurel Symonds, and many, many more.
Learn through keynotes, breakouts, and intensives on picture books, novels, illustration and professional development. Get more details and
Please note, the Austin regional team is still confirming the final schedule, but they are aiming to keep it close to the current schedule. They will update the conference pages when everything’s finalized.)
Illustrator event with Matthew Forsythe
Date: April 11, 2020
Time:10am Hawaii Time/3pm Central Time
During his presentation, intended for illustrators, Matt will give us a closer look into his process. He will talk about his thumb-nailing and design process, and what materials and tools he uses to bring his illustrations to life. He will be sharing progress images of a painting at different stages of completion and discussing what decisions are going into each step of the process. We will have time after the presentation for questions.
Recording will be up for one week after the event for the participants to view.
SCBWI Montana's Virtual Writing Retreat
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10am EST
Due to the coronavirus situation, SCBWI Montana has moved our face-to-face writing retreat to a virtual event on Zoom. Our guest faculty member is Talia Benamy, associate editor at Philomel Books (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers). Talia will show us ways to take our writing careers to the next level.
Register for all three sessions or pick one or two that fit your needs best. All attendees will be able to submit a manuscript to Talia after the event. For more information about Talia Benamy, visit the
10am EST Session 1: Welcome and “Creating Characters” Presentation (1 hour and fifteen minutes, including Q &A)
11:30 am EST Session 2: Perfecting Your Pitch: The Power of An Awesome Query Letter (1 hour and 15 minutes, including Q &A)
1pm EST Session 3: Best Practices for Authors, Q and A session, Closing Remarks (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Cost: $15/session for SCBWI members or $25/session for non-members
Inking and the Comics Market with Jerry Bennett
April 25, 2020 10am Alaska Time/1pm Central
Have you always wanted to know more about comics and how to create them?
This 90-minute webinar is perfect for illustrators or writers who want to learn more. Jerry Bennett will talk a bit about his journey, how to ink for comics, show some of his process, and talk about alternative comic markets he has successfully utilized that you might not be aware of yet. Bring your comic book work-in-progress, if you have one, or just come to learn more about the process. Find our more and