Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

wik20 2.0 Schedule

*Submission Opportunity!
By registering for a paid session with an acquiring faculty member, you will have the opportunity to submit to that specific agent/editor. Information with details for the acquiring faculty will be sent to attendees after the session is completed.


Click here and follow the submission guidelines for the QUICK FIRE PORTFOLIO REVIEW and SAHO FUJII ONE-ON-ONE CRITIQUES 

*Recording Available! Sessions will be recorded for limited playback by those registered for the session within 7 days of the session. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY ANY ATTENDEE CAPTURE AND RECORD ANY OF THE ONLINE SESSIONS. Not only would this infringe on the presenter’s intellectual property, but to the extent that any presenter reads from example texts, it would be a copyright violation for which there are extensive civil penalties.

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Never attended a Zoom meeting before? Download the software and get ready to join a meeting on March 21 so you are sure you are ready! Learn how to share documents and images and how to ask speakers questions during their presentations (hint: you type them into a chat).
Copy and paste the following link into your browser for March 21 training meeting:

Zoom Training March 21 9pm Eastern FREE
Kait Feldmann “Reading Images” 45 minutes March 23 8 pm Easter $15
Greg Christie “Drawing on the masters” 45 minutes March 23 7pm Eastern $15
Heidi Stemple “Finding your nonfiction voice” 45 minutes March 24 7pm Eastern $15
Randi Pink “Bringing characters to life” 45 minutes March 24 8pm Eastern $15
Kurestin Armada “Do’s and Don’ts of the Author:Agent Relationship” 45 minutes March 26 8:00pm Eastern $15
Saho Fujii “Cover art” 45 minutes March 28 9 am Eastern $15
Saho Fujii  “Mentorship review”  45 minutes  March 28 10am Eastern  FREE
Kurestin Armada First pages  2 hours March 28 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern $30
Greg Christie “3 Essential things for an artist” 45 minutes March 30 7pm Eastern $15
Vanessa Brantley-Newton “Journey to becoming an illustrator” 45 minutes March 30 8pm Eastern $15
Jo Kittinger “Picture book pacing” 45 minutes March 31 7pm Eastern $15
Laynie Bynum “Creating believable YA characters” 45 minutes March 31 8pm Eastern $15
Kara Bietz and Sheri Dillard “Nuts & bolts” 45 minutes April 2 7pm Eastern FREE
Mekisha Telfer “From submission to acquisition” 45 minutes April 2 8pm Eastern $15
Informal critiques Find friends and share your work April 3 7:30pm Eastern FREE
Quickfire panel  Click Here for Submission Guidelines 1 hour April 6 7pm Eastern $15
Janice Hardy “Finding the plot in your premise” 45 minutes April 7 7pm Eastern $15
Mekisha Telfer  A Little Louder Please: Turning up the Voice in Your Novel 45 minutes April 7 8pm Eastern $15
Erin Clyburn “Anatomy of a successful query” 45 minutes April 9 7pm Eastern $15
Javacia Harris-Bowser “How to be your own PR pro” 45 minutes April 9 8pm Eastern $15
Vanessa Brantley-Newton tbd 45 minutes April 13 7pm Eastern $15
Vanessa Brantley-Newton “An Artist’s pep talk” 45 minutes April 13 8pm Eastern $15
Kait Feldmann “Picture book writing” 45 minutes April 14 8pm Eastern $15
Saho Fujii “The Picture Book Process” 45 minutes April 16 7pm Eastern $15
Kurestin Armada “Trend Talk” 45 minutes April 16 8pm Eastern $15
Irene Latham “Writing tough subjects” 45 minutes April 16 9pm Eastern $15
Mekisha Telfer “The Hope of every child” 45 minutes April 17  8pm Eastern FREE
Saho Fujii consultations 3 hours: 14 slots April 18 9:00-noon Eastern $50
Heather Montgomery What’s The Big Idea? Nonfiction Structures That Sell 45 minutes April 21 8pm Eastern $15
Janice Hardy “Public speaking for writers who hate public speaking” 45 minutes April 23 7pm Eastern $15
Rubin Pfeffer a big general topic 45 minutes April 23 8pm Eastern $15
Kait Feldmann “Q & A” 45 minutes April 24 8pm Eastern FREE
Janice Hardy “Plot, setting, scene: building a strong foundation for your novel” 3 hours April 25 1pm-4pm $45
Lisa Churchill “Best school visits ever” 2 hours April 25 10am-Noon $15
Pitch panel Feldmann, Telfer, Armada, Clyburn, Pfeffer 45 minutes May 1 7:30 Eastern FREE
Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Dinner with Jane and Lin 45 minutes April 24 7pm Eastern FREE
Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Picture Book Intensive (in ATL area in the fall,  in person – not a webinar) All Day TBD $100
Book launches Southern Breeze wik20 book launchers  TBD FREE