SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Springmingle ’19 Conference, Writers’ Intensives & Illustrators’ Day Schedule

 

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Day/Time Library Auditorium Library Conference Room Library

4th Floor

Church – TBD Church – TBD Church – TBD Hotel     
Friday Illustrators Day   Agents One-on-One Sessions
Picture Book Intensive Pro Sessions Novel Intensive
8:00-9:00 Registration Morning Coffee Library ground floor Book Store One-on-One Sessions
9:00-10:00 Mark Braught       Self promotion – Creating Art Outside of Client Projects Book Store One-on-One Sessions Indie Panel: Creating and marketing  indie & self published picture books Alexandra Penfold -Publishing Talk: Communication Strategies for Authors/Illustrators and the Author/Agent Relationship Aubrey Poole: Character Development Using the Hero’s Journey
10:00-10:45 Maria Middleton  Quick on the Draw! – Hands on Workshop & Critique Book Store One-on-One Sessions Kevin Lewis – The Truth About Trucks, Trains, and Toddlers: Creating Enduring Works for the Very Young   1/2  Ellen Hopkins: Marketing/Platform Building Jessica AndersonBalancing Action and Emotion: Keys to Revising and Knowing When Your are Ready to Submit

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11:00-12:00 Maria Middleton  Drawing on Discovery – Mentorship Review Book Store One-on-One Sessions Kevin Lewis – The Truth About Trucks, Trains, and Toddlers: Creating Enduring Works for the Very Young   2/2 Aubrey Poole: Creating Successful Series Jessica Anderson – Balancing Action and Emotion: Keys to Revising and Knowing When Your are Ready to Submit 2/2
12:00-1:00 Lunch at Church Book Store Lunch at Church Lunch at Church Lunch at Church Lunch at Church
1:00-2:00 Kevin Lewis
Things Art School Will Never Teach You: Publishing Insights for Illustrators (Especially Those Who Endeavor to Write)
Book Store One-on-One Sessions Alexandra PenfoldThe Joy of Revision: Precision Makes Your Manuscript Shine  1/2 Joe Davich: Building connections with Librarians & how books are considered for ALA and State awards Ellen Hopkins
The Power of White Space
2:00-3:00 Liz Conrad Award
2:15-3:00 Quickfire Review
Book Store Alexandra Penfold – The Joy of Revision: Precision Makes Your Manuscript Shine   2/2 Jessica Anderson Optimizing Symbolism and Plot Devices: How to Ensure Your Style and Pacing Work Hand-in-Hand Ellen Hopkins
A Different Look at Sensory Detail
3:00-4:00 Q&A Panel and Closing Announcements Book Store One-on-One Sessions Picture book Roundtables and Peer Critiques PRO Sessions:
Moderated Roundtables
Novel Roundtables and Peer Critiques
4:00-5:00 Book Signing – Published members Book Store Critiques and Consults Informal Critique Groups
5:00-5:30 Book Signings – Faculty Book Store
6:00-7:30 Reception and PORTFOLIO SHOW Book Store
Saturday Library Auditorium  Library Conference Room
 Library 4th Floor
Church – TBD
Church – TBD
Church – TBD
Hotel
8:00-8:30 Registration, Mocha&Munch Book Store Critiques and Consults
8:30-9:30 Opening remarks, Introductions, Pitch session Book Store
9:30-10:15 Keynote: Ellen Hopkins Book Store
10:30-11:15 Aubrey Poole – Swipe Right: How to get an Editor to keep turning the pages with a killer first line Book Store Advanced Breakout Session: Alexandra Penfold – Finding and fixing Plot holes Jessica Anderson – First Impressions: The Art of Effective Positioning Monica Odom – Creating Nonfiction for Young Readers: Prove Your Idea with a Proposal
11:30-12:30 Lunch Book Signing – Published members Book Store Critiques and Consults . Lunch Lunch
12:30-1:00 New Book Launches, Announcements Book Store
1:00-1:45 Advanced Breakout Session: Alexandra Penfold – Finding and fixing Plot holes Book Store Aubrey Poole -To Do or Not To Do a Small Press Lori Nichols – “The Growth of a Picture Book” Kevin Lewis – Looking Back to Look Forward: Rethinking My Experience of Race, Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Publishing
2:00-2:45  Ellen Hopkins: Juggling Life and a Writing Career Book Store Maria Middleton: A Day in the Life of an Art Director – An inside look at How an Art Director Finds, Hires, and Works with Illustrators to create an entire book package from cover to cover. Jessica Anderson: Behind the Scenes of a Middle Grade Novel Lori Nichols:  Building a Portfolio for SCBWI NY/LA
3:00-3:30 Book Launches Book Store
3:30-4:30 First Pages Panel Book Store
4:30-5:00 Closing Remarks & Door prizes Book Store
5:00-6:30 Book Signing Book Store Critiques and Consults Informal Critiques
6:30-9:30  Gala (at hotel) Gala