Schedule and Fees

WEEKEND SCHEDULE AND FEES

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL MARCH 23 BUT FEES INCREASE AFTER MARCH 20.

 
CONFERENCE FEES

SCBWI MEMBERS $195 (JOIN NOW!)

NON-MEMBER $225

STUDENTS $200

 

ILLUSTRATORS' DAY  

SCBWI MEMBERS $65

NON-MEMBER $85

STUDENTS $70

(LIMITED ENROLLMENT FOR MENTOR ACTIVITY AND PORTFOLIO REVIEW – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE)

 

INTENSIVE WITH CHERYL KLEIN:

SCBWI MEMBERS: $65

NON-MEMBERS: $85

STUDENTS: $70

 

ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH AMMI-JOAN PAQUETTE

SPECIFIED TIMES $45

 

 
 

Friday

Presenter Activity

 

   
     

10:00 – 4:00

(9:30 Portfolio Set-up) 

Optional Illustrators' Day

Cheryl Willis Hudson,

Lucy Cummins,

Ruth Sanderson

Loraine Joyner

Portfolio Displays, Presentations, 
Mentorship Program and much more!

     

9:00 – 4:00

(Check in at 8:30)

Optional Writers Intensive

 Cheryl Klein

 

 

 Optional One-on-One

 

Ammi-Joan Paquette

 

 
 4:00 – 7:00 pm   Cocktail Party
  5:30 pm   Springmingle Registration

  7:00 pm DINNER

Jo Kittinger, RAE Keynote speaker  

  Introductions: 

  Aquiring Faculty 

Cheryl Klein 

Cheryl Willis Hudson

Lucy Ruth Cummings

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Loraine Joyner


Who We Are – What We Seek

     
  9:00 pm   

Informal Critique Groups

     

Saturday

Registration opens 8 AM  

  9:00 am Keynote

Ruth Sanderson

A Fairy Tale Life: Author/Illustrator Ruth Sanderson will talk about her creative journey, complete with wolves and dark woods, as well as golden woods and loyal traveling companions.

 10:15 am General Session


Cheryl Willis Hudson

 

Roots Go Deep: My path from devoted doodler to creative director to independent publisher

     

 11:15 am LUNCHEON

Southern Breeze Members

PAL Book Launches 

     

  1:15 pm  Split Session I

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Take Me To Your Nemesis: The Power of the Antagonist to Drive Your Story: Who is your story about? The protagonist is any story’s strong center—but what about the antagonist? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore some of the great villains of modern literature, and analyze why a strong anti-hero is essential to give your story true take-off power.

 

Lucy Ruth Cummins

 

The Picture Book Process: Walking through the stages from acquisition onward. 

 

  Jo Kittinger Opportunity – Expand Your Horizons: Opportunity sometimes knocks, sometimes rings a bell and sometimes honks as it drives by. Learn when to say yes to unusual opportunities.
     

  2:00 pm Split Session II

Cheryl Willis Hudson Let's Talk About Cultural Authenticity: Who should tell the story & how should it be told?
 

Ruth Sanderson

Kickstarter 101: The process of creating a self-publishng project and using on Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to print the book, and all the things Ruth learned that you might avoid if attempting it yourself.
 

Cheryl Klein

Ten Ways to Create Compelling Characters: How do you get readers interested and invested in your characters? This talk draws on examples from popular middle-grade and YA novels to show
you how published authors accomplish that feat, and provides a solid list of techniques that can be applied singly or in combination to strengthen your characterizations from your protagonist down to your supporting cast.

 3:30 pm General Session

Ammi-Joan Paquette

On the Wearing of Many Hats: My Experiences as Agent and Author

 
  4:30 – 6:30 pm
  Formal Critiques/Autograph Party

 
  7:00 pm DINNER

   
     

  8:00 pm Evening Panel

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Willis Hudson

Lucy Ruth Cummins

Loraine Joyner

First Looks – First Eight

  9:00 pm    Informal Critique Sessions

Sunday

   

  9:00 am General Session

Lucy Ruth Cummins

New, Now, Next: I take a look at the marketplace and discuss what's working especially well now, what we're doing or overdoing mostly, and what I think is being sought most heavily moving forward. 

     
 10:00 am General Session Cheryl Klein The Big Stuff: Five Things Editors Want to See in Every Story: What elements are common to all great stories — and does your book have them?
     

 10:45 am Panel

Lucy Ruth Cummins

Cheryl Klein

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Cheryl Willis Hudson

Loraine Joyner

Ruth Sanderson


Final Question and Answer Panel
     

  11:30 AM
 

  Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell and Doorprizes

Conference Ends

PAL Meeting (at Hotel Restaurant)