SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

DBF Tent Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

 

 
Time Presenter Title Description
10:00 Lina Maslo How to Draw Famous People Join Lina Maslo, illustrator of Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala, to learn how to draw famous people — and give it a try yourself! 
10:20 Sandra Godfrey Flynn and the Dragonfly Join author Sandra Godfrey to learn more about the remarkable dragonfly — and about Flynn’s struggle to win over his learning challenges, hyperactivity, and inability to focus.
10:40 Heather Montgomery #FreshLookatRoadkill The discovery of contagious cancer, a kid who rebuilt a giraffe, saving endangered species — all thanks to roadkill. Come hear how tragedies are turned triumphs. Put your hands on pelts and skulls and other creepy, cool body parts!
11:00 Lyssa Sahadevan Building Bridges: A hands-on activity for kids and adults Author  and 1st grade teacher Lyssa Turner Sahadevan explores types of bridges and the people who design them. Then, try building a bridge yourself! This activity is perfect for children ages 5-9, parents and teachers.
11:20 Andrea Cassell Kibby the Space Dog Story time with author Andrea Cassell, including life lessons from her Kibby book series.
11:40 Vanessa Fortenberry Families Growing in Faith Author Vanessa Fortenberry shares her personal journey. Suitable for kids and adults.
12:00 Sheri Dillard Cowhide-and-Seek: Story Time with Author Sheri Dillard When Bessie hears the farmer counting his cows, she thinks he’s starting a game of hide-and-seek. She hurries off to hide and accidentally leaves the farm. Ready or not, here comes the farmer!
12:20 Lisa Lowe Stauffer  Read Like a Writer: Noah’s Ark, Mentor Texts, and Getting Published  What does it mean to read like a writer? Author Lisa Lowe Stauffer will discuss mentor texts, dissecting books, and how to apply that knowledge to your own writing. Several picture books will be read aloud, so this presentation is suitable for children as well as adults.

 

12:40 Andrea Cassell How Kibby Became a Star Join author Andrea Cassell as she creatively guides you in incorporating your lovable pet into your story.
1:00 Laura Murray Color Your Quest: Deep South Explorations for Families Author and Illustrator Laura Murray will discuss her coloring books featuring the places and landmarks that make Georgia and Alabama distinctly southern. Learn how you can combine education and artistry on your next family road trip.
1:20 Sandra Godfrey Flynn and the Dragonfly Join author Sandra Godfrey to learn more about the remarkable dragonfly — and about Flynn’s struggle to win over his learning challenges, hyperactivity, and inability to focus.
1:40 Michael Lackey Meet the Author: Michael Lackey Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Picture books — author Michael Lackey’s work spans a range of ages. Bring your questions about how this prolific author does it all.
2:00 Nathaniel Lackenmeyer Writing For Graphic Novels Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, author of The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales, offers a short introduction to the art of writing graphically.
2:20 Nina Moreno Finding Community  Nina Moreno, author of Don’t Date Rosa Santos, shares how connecting with Southern booksellers and writers helped her launch her debut novel
2:30 – 3:00 Shanda McCloskey & Laura Murray Sketch-up!  Watch award-winning children’s book illustrators in this live-drawing event.
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Panel

 

 #KidLit

 

 So you want to write a book, or illustrate one, but how do you get started? Join local authors and illustrators for an overview of the world of children’s literature.

 

3:00 Shelli R Johannes CeCe Loves Science: Story Time Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend, Isaac, conduct experiments to see whether Cece’s dog, Einstein, will eat his vegetables.
3:20 Jodi Wheeler-Toppen Purr-fect Pet Science Join the author of Dog Science Unleashed and Cat Science Unleashed to find out what your dog or cat wishes you knew! Come away with fun ways to do science with the furriest lab partners you’ll ever find.
3:40 Michael Lackey Meet the Author: Michael Lackey Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Picture books — author Michael Lackey’s work spans a range of ages. Bring your questions about how this prolific author does it all.
4:00 Doris Brown Story Time: Pauly and the Penguins Join author Doris Brown as she reads Pauly Penguin and Friends. It’ll be a cool shaded story time for kids ages 5-10.
4:20 Loie Chambers Inspiration to Publication Author Loie Chambers’ journey has a message of not giving up or getting frustrated when your dreams don’t line up with reality. A dream on hold is not a dead dream, nor a lost dream. Her book, Longing For Dad, stemmed from a writing course taken more than 10 years ago.
4:40 Miles Davis Developing Exciting Book Characters Conveying emotion, motion, and personality is key to a stellar book character. Join author and illustrator Miles Davis to learn the ropes.
5:00 Judi Howe Challenges of Teaching Hard History What NOT to do and what TO do when teaching about painful chapters in American history. A talk for parents and educators.
5:20 Vanessa Fortenberry Laughing, Singing, and Friends: Story Time Author Vanessa Fortenberry uses her Christian-centered picture books in a joyful story time for kids.
5:40 Rhonda Knight Keeping Our Children Mentally Healthy Through Books! Let’s tackle tough issues in a kid-friendly manner, through books! We want to bring mental health awareness to the public while helping children. Our series of books help with real issues children may experience and helps to bring awareness to avoid certain issues that could occur. The goal is to develop mentally healthy children in our society, that grow up to be mentally sound adults.
       
    Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019  
Time Presenter Title Description
12:00-12:30 Miles Davis & Tara Garrigan Sketch-up! Watch award-winning children’s book illustrators in this live-drawing event.

 

12:00 Panel #KidLit So you want to write a book, or illustrate one, but how do you get started? Join local authors and illustrators for an overview of the world of children’s literature.

 

12:20 Judi Howe Challenges of Teaching Hard History What NOT to do and what TO do when teaching about painful chapters in American history. A talk for parents and educators.

 

12:40 Sheri Dillard Cowhide-and-Seek: Story Time with Author Sheri Dillard When Bessie hears the farmer counting his cows, she thinks he’s starting a game of hide-and-seek. She hurries off to hide and accidentally leaves the farm. Ready or not, here comes the farmer!

 

1:00 Monique Fields Becoming Honeysmoke Author Monique Fields discusses how she used a story from her own life to create a widely-acclaimed picture book.

 

1:20 Loie Chambers Inspiration to Publication Author Loie Chambers’ journey has a message of not giving up or getting frustrated when your dreams don’t line up with reality. A dream on hold is not a dead dream, nor a lost dream. Her book, Longing For Dad, stemmed from a writing course taken more than 10 years ago.

 

1:40 Tatjana Mai-Wyss Turning Words into Art Join Tatjana Mai-Wyss, illustrator of the Bunny’s Book Club series, as she shows step-by-step how she takes words on a page and makes the story come alive.

 

2:00-2:30 Tatjana Mai-Wyss & Art Roche Sketch-up! Watch award-winning children’s book illustrators in this live-drawing event.

 

2:20 Teri Polen Making the Leap: Indie to Traditional Publication There’s a misconception that all small publishers are vanity presses, which isn’t the case at all. Join author Teri Polen to learn more about this Indie/traditional route to publication.

 

2:40 Heidi Stemple Birds and Books 2018 was The Year of the Bird! Author Heidi EY Stemple participates every year in the longest running citizen science project in the world that helps scientists collect data on birds. Want to know more about it? Also–learn how to call owls!

 

3:00 Panel:Art Roche, Laura Freeman, Miles Davis, Tara Garrigan, Tatjana Mai-Wyss Ask an Illustrator! Join Laura Freeman, Art Roche, Miles Davis, Tara Garrigan, & Tatjana Mai-Wyss as they answer your questions about illustrating books for children.
3:20 Miles Davis The Illustrator-Author Contract Author/illustrator Miles Davis walks through best practices when it comes to hiring an illustrator, with tips for both the author and the illustrator.

 

3:40 Melinda Falgoust Ten Little Crawfish Storytime: A Tasty Treat, Now, Y’All It’s ALWAYS crawfish season with the Ten Little Crawfish as they count down through all the sights and sounds of the Crescent City in this numbers concepts story read aloud by Jean-Claude da Crawfish! Accompanied by quick children’s activity following the story.

 

4:00 Tara Garrigan Learn to draw Captain Savannah with Illustrator Tara Garrigan (Captain Savannah and the St. Patrick’s Day Mystery) Children can follow illustrator Tara Garrigan’s easy process to create their own characters by using these fundamental techniques. A hands-on activity.

 

4:20 Theresa Kiser Underserved Young YA Readers The struggle to find books for 13-/14-year-olds, and what makes their ideal book worth fighting for.

 

4:40 Christyne Morrell Story Time: Abra, Cadabra, & Bob Join Bob the Bunny as he takes to the stage in this charming story about magic, friendship, and learning to be yourself

 

5:00 Peggy Shaw Ten Things That Make a Good Book Editor Legendary New Yorker editor William Shawn, wrote that the “work of a good editor, like the work of a good teacher, does not reveal itself directly; it is reflected in the accomplishments of others.” Join editor Peggy Shaw to learn how a good editor can help your journey to publication.

 

5:20 Susan Riley Discover the Sea Island’s Secret Decode a mysterious message in a bottle to claim your own share of the island’s secret treasure! A hands-on activity for adults and children.

 

5:40 Heidi Stemple Fly Me to the Moon! July 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. Come celebrate that with Heidi EY Stemple and her new book A Kite For Moon which didn’t start out as a book about the moon. It started as a book about a boy and a kite.