SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

wik20 schedule

Friday Intensives

March 13, 2020 Homewood Library

Friday March 13  Illustrator Intensive  Picture Book Intensive  Public Events  Novel Intensive  Pro Intensive
 8:00-8:30 New Attendee Orientation Coffee, Donuts, and Fruit
 8:30-9:00 Introduction by IC TeMika Grooms
9-10 am Vanessa Brantley-Newton “Collaging From The Edge” Yolen/Stemple “Picture Book 101”

 

Agent: Kurestin Armada:  “A look at attendee First Pages” Lisa Churchill: “Best school visits ever”
10-11 am AD: Saho Fujii “Cover Art”  Yolen/Stemple “Picture Book 101” (Continued) Armada “First Pages” (continued) Lisa Churchill  “School Visits” (Continued)
11am-12pm AD: Saho Fujii – “Mentorship Review”  Yolen/Stemple Picture Book 101 (Continued) Round table – Q&A with Kait Feldman editor “Q&A with Rubin Pfeffer”
12-2pm Lunch
2-3pm Kait Feldmann “Reading Images: Components of Visual Storytelling” Yolen/Stemple “Picture Book 101: Afternoon: How to Make Your Picture Book More Poetic” Hardy: “Plot, Setting, Scene: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Novel” Mekisha Telfer “Raising the Stakes: Working With Editors”
3-4pm  Rubin Pfeffer “Let’s dissect some dummies”  Yolen/Stemple Picture Book 101 (Continued) 3:30-5:00

R. Gregory Christie Bookmaking activity open to the public

Hardy: Plot, Setting, Scene: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Novel (continued) Mekisha Telfer “The Hope Of Every Child”
4-5pm Quickfire Round table Hardy: Plot, Setting, Scene: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Novel (continued) Round table
 5:00-6:30pm

7:30-9:00

Portfolio Show & Book Signing (Homewood Library)

Dessert Party (Aloft Hotel lobby)

 

Saturday Conference

March 14, 2020 Homewood Library

8am-8:30am Mocha and Mingle New Attendee Orientation
8:30am-9:15am Welcome and Pitch Party  
9:30-10:15am

Breakout 1

Rubin Pfeffer/Heather Montgomery – “A Conversation between Agent and Writer: working with your agent to creatively achieve your goals”  Kurestin Armada “Trend Talk”  Kara Bietz and Sheri Dillard “Nuts and Bolts”  Vanessa Brantley-Newton “My Journey to Becoming an Illustrator”  Janice Hardy “Finding the plot in your premise”  Irene Latham “Writing Tough Subjects”
10:30-11:15am

Breakout 2

Yolen – Success stories  Mekisha Telfer “From Submission to Acquisition”  Saho Fujii “The Picture Book Illustration Process”  R. Gregory Christie “Drawing on the Masters”  Javacia Harris-Bowser – “How to Be Your Own PR Pro”  Nathaniel Lachenmeyer “Thinking Graphically”
11:30-12pm Book Launches
12:00-1:00pm lunch and signing
1pm-1:45pm

Breakout 3

Kait Feldman “Picture Book Writing”  Your Regional Team”How to Make the Most of Your SCBWI Membership” Erin Clyburn “Anatomy of a Successful Query”

 

 R. Gregory Christie “3 Essential Things”  Randi Pink “Bringing Characters To Life”  Janice Hardy “Public Speaking for Writers who Hate Public Speaking”
2pm-2:45pm

Breakout 4

Mekisha Telfer “Voice: How to turn the dial up on voice in your novel”  Kurestin Armada “Do’s and Don’ts in communications with agents”  Jo Kittinger  “Picture Book Pacing”  Vanessa Brantley-Newton “An Artist’s Pep Talk”  Laynie Bynum “Creating Believable YA Characters”  Heidi Stemple  “Finding your Nonfiction Voice”
3pm-4pm Claudia farewell, door prizes, and final announcements
4pm-5:30pm Formal and Informal Critiques