Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Date(s) - 10/07/2016 - 10/08/2016
12:00 am

Spain Park High School (Birmingham)
4700 Jaguar Dr - Hoover, AL 35242


Join us for our 25th annual fall conference

Writing and Illustrating for Kids – wik'16

October 7-8, 2016 at Spain Park High School

in Birmingham Alabama! 


WiK Brochure 2016

Faculty Profiles

Schedule of Sessions

Optional Conference Activities Guidelines


Registration open!

SCBWI Members $145.00, Students $155.00 Nonmembers $165.00

Don Tate intensive only $100.00


Late registration for wik'16 after September 30!

Members: $175   Nonmembers: $195

Don Tate Friday Intensive only $125

wik'16 walk-up registration on October 7 is available for the AUDITORIUM breakout sessions with acquiring faculty.

(Please email for more info about late registration)


Featured Speakers

Bruce Coville, award winning author of over 100 novels for young readers

Don Tate, award winning picture book author-illustrator

Sara Sargent, editor, Harper Collins Publishing

Orli Zuravicky, editor, Scholastic Books

Brooks Sherman, agent, The Bent Agency

Tanusri Prasanna, agent, Hannigan, Salky, Geltzer


And more!  Regional speakers include Joan Broerman, Amy Dees, Cathy Hall, TeMika Grooms,

 Kami Kinard, Randi Sonenshine, Joyce Sweeny, Lisa Tyre, and Jodi Wheeler-Toppin.

The conference includes your choice of 32 breakout sessions with industry professionals – something for everyone, writers, illustrators, beginners, published and not-yet-published!

Space in each session is limited. Use the links below to identify the sessions you want to attend before you begin the registration process.

Register early to ensure the sessions and optional activiites you want are available and you have time to comply with stated deadlines.


Faculty listing

Schedule of Sessions

WiK Brochure 2016

Optional Activities




SCBWI Members, you must log in before beginning your registration. This is the only way the member "ticket" will appear beneath your personal information on the registration form (which should be automatically filled in after you have logged in to the SCBWI website).

Non-members and Students, please fill in the personal information form. After your personal information is entered, click on the circle beside the appropriate "ticket" (Non-Member, Student) before clicking the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the page. Students please bring your student ID card to registration for verification.

To Register you must click on the circle to the left of the appropriate "ticket" – no registration can be completed without selecting a ticket.



SCBWI Members $145.00, Students $155.00 Nonmembers $165.00

Don Tate Friday Intensive only $100.00

Late registration

wik'16 : SCBWI members $175, Nonmembers $195

Don Tate Friday Intensive only: $125


For Hotel reservations: Click Here


Optional Activities (additional fees may apply):

Full Day Writing Intensives: SCBWI Members $85, Nonmembers $95

Full Day Illustation Intensive: SCBWI Members $85, Nonmembers $95

Formal Critiques (manuscript or portfolio): $45

Written Only Manuscript Critiques: $45

One-on-One sessions with agent: $55

Marketing Consultations: $45

Lunches Friday and Saturday: $8.50 each


Informal Critique sessions:FREE! No additional charge!!!

Dessert Party on Friday with faculty: FREE! No additional charge!!!

Book signing for ALL PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR members (not just PAL members): FREE! No additional charge!!! (LIMITED ENROLLMENT)

Opportunity to submit to faculty after the conference: FREE! No additional charge!!!


NO REFUND FOR CANCELLATIONS: Because space is limited, no refunds are provided, but if attendance must be cancelled due to illness or other similar circumstances, fees may be credited toward a future conference or workshop. Contact the Regional Advisor at for further information.


Can't afford it? An RA scholarship is available for first time attendees. For more information, contact the Regional Advisor at


Agreement for protection of Intellectual Property: By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that audio taping, videotaping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the Conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only.