Regional AdvisorClaudia Pearson
Assistant Regional AdvisorSharon Pegram
Regional Illustrator CoordinatorPrescott Hill
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Thank you for your interest in presenting during one of our annual SCBWI Southern Breeze conferences. Our fall conference, Writing and Illustrating for Kids (wik) is usually the second weekend in October, in Birmingham, AL. This one-day conference offers approximately 25 workshops …Read More
Thank you for your interest in presenting during one of our annual SCBWI Southern Breeze conferences. Our fall conference, Writing and Illustrating for Kids (wik) is usually the second weekend in October, in Birmingham, AL. This one-day conference offers approximately 25 workshops to choose from. It attracts authors and illustrators of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Our spring conference is held in Atlanta, GA in February. It is the place to meet and mingle with professionals in the industry. Faculty for both conferences include editors, agents, and/or art directors, as well as award-winning authors and illustrators.
SCBWI PAL member status is NOT required, but PAL members are given preference
Publication History is required for craft oriented proposals (please list all publications)
- Prior speaking experience is preferred
We welcome fresh and compelling workshop ideas for our events. Workshops must address topics relevant to potential attendees that include (but aren’t limited to) the craft of writing and illustrating for children, book marketing, industry trends, or topics relevant to the business or function of a creative life. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes. A novice level workshop may consist of a 30 minute talk and 15 minutes Q & A. An advanced level may consist of “part 1” and “part 2” hands-on workshop.
As a presenter, you’re expected to share information and experience, but may not use our events as a platform for commercial sales, excessive self-promotion, criticism or political discussion. We are always looking for presenters who can provide variety, fun, inspiration, originality and insight into the art and craft of writing and illustrating for children.
- Bookstore Sales for up to three books (PAL books are not required for speakers)
- Conference Tuition
- Modest Honorarium
- Paid Critiquing Opportunities (as available)
- Invitation to the “Fall Apart Party” and Friday Team Dinner
- The Opportunity to share your knowledge and help others
To be considered as a workshop presenter, please copy and complete the following proposal form and email it to SCBWI/Southern Breeze. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but the deadline to submit for the fall conference is the preceding May 15. . We’ll take into account your publication and presenting history, the workshop’s relevancy to our attendees, and our needs as we design a balanced program. We strive to create well-rounded events with a mix of craft, marketing, and categories, and we look for variety in speakers and topics from one year to the next.
We will only contact you if we are interested in your workshop. Typically, our conferences are lined up at least a year in advance. Often, we will hold proposals for more than a year before we can place them into our schedule.
Thanks for your support of our region’s writers and illustrators of books for children!
SCBWI Southern Breeze Workshop Proposal Form
Please complete a separate application for each proposal. Please type or print.
Have you presented at an SCBWI, SB event previously? _______ If so, indicate date(s) and title(s) of presentations: _____________________________________________________________________
Category of Presentation Audience Level
- Craft General
- Marketing Beginner
- Non-fiction Advanced
- Media/Web Platforms
- Other: _____________________
Category (e.g., pb, MG, YA, NF): ___________________________
Session Title: (1-5 words)
Session Description: (50 words)
List of benefits attendees will gain through your presentation:
Biography: (up to 100 words)
List of publishing credits and/or your qualifications to give the proposed presentation:
References (organization that has experienced your presentations)
Contact Name: ________________________________