SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WIK16 – Schedule of Sessions

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Weekend Schedule

Friday

Hampton Inn Conference rooms 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Bruce Coville Intensive

One-on-One Sessions with the agents

Ruffner Mountain Treetop Workshop 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Don Tate Intensive

Hampton Inn Conference Room and Patio 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Conference Registration and Dessert Party!

 

Saturday

Spain Park High School (map on registration page)

7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration • Morning Mingle • Bookstore
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Announcements • Faculty Intros • First Book Launches • First Door Prizes
8:45 – 9:30 Acquiring Faculty intros Q&A panel
9:30 – 10:20 Keynote – Bruce Coville: Ripples in the Pond
10:30 – 11:15 First Session
11:30 – 12:15 Second Session
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch • Portfolio Show • Faculty Book Signing
1:15 – 1:50 PM Contest Winners • Second Book Launches • Door Prizes

2:00 – 2:45 Third Session
3:00 – 3:45 Fourth Session
4:00 – 5:30 Formal and Informal critiques  Attendee and Book Launcher Book Signing

Breakout Sessions

Writing & Illustrating for Kids’16
Workshop A Workshop B Workshop C Workshop D Workshop E Workshop F Workshop G Auditorium
Room Number 112 110 103 109 106 104 102
Session 1 Cathy Hall: So You Want to Get Published TeMika Grooms: Starting an Illustration Career DonTate: My Journey Orli Zuravicky: Developing a Strong Picture Book Character Brooks Sherman: Crafting a Compelling Query Tanusri Prasanna: Encouraging Diversity in Childrens Books Jodi Wheeler-Toppen: Getting your Books (and you!) into Schools Sara Sargent: World-building
Session 2 Bruce Coville: The Light Fantastic: Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Sara Sargent: Live editing DonTate: (For writers and illustrators): Creating Winning Picture Book Biographies Kami Kinard: The Anatomy of Secondary Characters Brooks Sherman: Writing a Gripping Opening Tanusri Prasanna: Role of the Literary Agent Lisa Tyre: It’s a Tweet Life! Twitter 101 Orli Zuravicky: Breaking into the Board Book & Novelty Market
Session 3 Bruce Coville: Voice in Writing: The Most Elusive Aspect Sara Sargent: World-building DonTate: (For writers and illustrators): Creating Winning Picture Book Biographies Orli Zuravicky: Developing a Strong Picture Book Character Amy Dees: Set Your Work on Fire, Use Social Media as Your Gasoline! Tanusri Prasanna: Encouraging Diversity in Childrens Books Joan Broerman: Rejecting Rejection Brooks Sherman: Writing a Gripping Opening
Session 4 Bruce Coville: At the Intersection of Plot and Character Sara Sargent: Live editing DonTate: My Journey Orli Zuravicky: Breaking into the Board Book & Novelty Market Brooks Sherman: Crafting a Compelling Query Randi Sonenshine: Not Just for Circle Time: Enriching your Picture Book with Content Connections Joyce Sweeney: The Path to Publication Tanusri Prasanna: Role of the Literary Agent

 

Sunday

Hampton Inn Conference Room 8:30 AM – Noon

PAL Breakfast

Homewood Public Library 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Public Booksigning

 

Links:

 

WiK’16 Registration

WIK ’16 Faculty

WiK Brochure 2016

WIK ’16 Schedule of Sessions